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Vision & Mission

Our Mission

ODPEM is committed to leading the process of reducing the impact of the disaster on Jamaica through Comprehensive Disaster Management.

Our Vision

A proactive world-class agency building a disaster-resilient nation.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Transparency
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency

Our Mandate

The ODPEM is the National Disaster Organization responsible for disaster management in Jamaica and has been charged with the responsibility for taking action to reduce the impact of disasters and emergencies on the Jamaican population and its economy. It plays a coordinating role in the execution of emergency response and relief operations in major disaster events.