On January 16-17, within the framework of the Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction (ALTER) project, the Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform (ARNAP) Foundation and the AUA Centre for Responsible Mining initiated training on “The role and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disaster risk management processes: ALTER project Results”.
The aim of training was to introduce the beneficiaries, decision makers, specialists and students, the working materials and tools developed within the project through the use of GIS, as well as the way of how to use it. Taking the opportunity, in the agenda were also included the GIS based web portals and other works developed at different times within different projects. During the first day, the essence of geographic information systems was introduced, enabling the participants to understand what the GIS is, how to use it in terms of DRR, etc.
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The reguliar batch of DRR equipment was handed over to the Tumanyan and Alaverdi community administrations.
The equipment was acquired within the framework of the “Enhancing Human Security and Building Resilient Societies in Disadvantaged Communities of Armenia” project funded by the UN Trust Found.
The rest of the equipment was also handed over earlier to the Berd and Amasia municipalities.
The acquired equipment is planned to distribute to the selected kindergartens and schools of the mentioned communities in the first quarter of 2020. 9 kindergartens in Jiliza, Tsakhkashat, Kachachkut, Ahnidzor, Atan, Martz, Shamut, Amasia and Gtashen communities will be provided with 1 fire panel (includes 2 fire buckets, 1 fire spade, 1 fire gaff, 1 blanket for firefighting), 1 fire extinguisher, 1 first aid kit.