Mr. Rafi Ahmad receives United Nations award

Mr. Ahmad receives the United Nations Award
Mr. Ahmad receiving his award from Mr. Jan Egeland United Nations under-
s ecretary-general for humanitarian affairs

Mr. Rafi Ahmad, Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology and fellow member of the Geological Society of Jamaica was honoured by the United Nations for his work related to Natural Hazards in Jamaica.

Mr. Ahmad was the recipient of a certificate of distinction at the presentation of the 2003 United Nations Sasakawa Awards for Disaster Reduction. The presentation was made during the Second International Conference on Early Warnings on October 16th 2003 in Bonn, Germany. Mr. Ahmad was nominated for this award by The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) for his contributions to natural hazards studies in Jamaica and the development of hazard maps.

Together with the WHO Sasakawa Health Prize and the UNEP Sasakawa Environment prize the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is one of three prestigious prizes established in 1986 by the Nippon Foundation. The Award is agreed upon by the UN Sasakawa

Jury composed of representatives from five continents. We congratulate Mr. Ahmad for this significant achievement. FROM: The Quarterly Newsletter, Geological Society of Jamaica, Volume 12, Number 3, December 2003