DISCUSSION ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR

February 24-26, 2017 a workshop was held in “Park Resort” hotel, Aghveran. The meeting objective was to develop disaster management strategy of RA education sector. The workshop was organized in the frame of “Ensuring children’s safety through building resilience of communities and education institutions” project implemented by Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform / ARNAP Foundation in the frame of “Advancing national and local efforts to reduce disaster risk to children South Caucasus and Central Asia” project funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and UNICEF.

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Regional workshop on “Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience Building at the Local Level”

On February 16-17, 2017 a workshop on «Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience Building at the Local Level ” was held at the Tsakhkadzor city, Republic of Armenia.

The workshop aimed to contribute to the process of sustainable development through creation and capacity building of community DRR PLatforms, in particular, building knowledge and skills through model promoted by the UNISDR Global campaign ‘Making Cities Resilient’.

The workshop was attended by representatives of the 22 cities from Armenia joined the global campaign “Making cities resilient. My City is Getting Ready” (MCR), the representatives from cities Oskemen and Ridder (Kazakhstan), Karakol (Kyrgyzstan), as well as Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, DRR National Platform Foundation, Syunik Regional Rescue Department, “Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Plant” (CJSC), Kapan mining and processing enterprise (CJSC), representatives from OxYGen Foundation and “Save the Children” organization.

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Workshop on the ”Engagement of Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management in Armenia”

On February 17, 2017 a workshop on the ”Engagement of Private Sector in Disaster Risk Management in Armenia” was held in Yerevan.

The aim of the workshop was to develop a shared understanding on actionable strategies for engaging private sector partners in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) processes in Armenia. The specific objectives of the workshop include:
• to develop a shared vision and understanding of DRM Systems in Armenia;
• to increase the awareness and understanding DRM stakeholders on the National DRM Strategy;
• to develop recommendations on potential actions for engaging the private sector in the implementation of the DRM Strategy in Armenia.

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