MEETING WITH KAPAN YOUTH COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

On 18 August a discussion meeting was held in Kapan Municipality with the participation of representatives from the Municipality, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform (DRR NP) foundation, Youth Council, adjunct to Kapan Municipality, “World Vision Armenia” organisation and Youth Foundation of Armenia.

The meeting was initiated by UNDP and DRR NP representatives and aimed at
– presenting the project, planned to be launched in September 2017 by UNDP,
– finding out whether actions relevant to the project provisions had been carried out in Kapan,
– getting acquainted with the Youth Council representatives’ ideas so as to later support their implementation.
• localization of innovative technologies’ experience,
• creation of physics and chemistry laboratory conditions,
• formation of volunteer rapid response teams.

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Emergency simulation exercise in Kapan Community

On 15-17 August 2017 a simulation exercise (simex) on “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Situation (ES) Response in Kapan Community” was implemented in Kapan community within the framework of the “Strengthening Community Based Resilience and Environmental Emergency Preparedness Capacities in Armenia” project, implemented by UN Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).

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Strengthening Syunik Regional Rescue Department Capacities in Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection

On 16 August 2017 a training on “Strengthening Radiation, Chemical and Biological Capacities of First Responders” was held for Kapan firefighters’ team.

The training was organized within the framework of the “Strengthening Community Based Resilience and Environmental Emergency Preparedness Capacities in Armenia” project, implemented by UN Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), in collaboration with “DRR National Platform” (DRR NP) Foundation and RA Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES).

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FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE “ADVANCING NATIONAL AND LOCAL EFFORTS TO REDUCE DISASTER RISK TO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA” PROJECT

The final conference of the “Advancing National and Local Efforts to Reduce Disaster Risk to Children in the South Caucasus and Central Asia” project, implemented by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) within the framework of DIPECHO IV, was held on 1 August 2017.

The conference was organised by the “Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform” Foundation and UNICEF with the support of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of the Republic of Armenia.

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