REPRESENTATIVES OF RA MINISTRY OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT STATE ACADEMY WERE TRAINED HOW TO USE THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

It’s not a secret that in the field of disaster risk reduction and emergency response, the role of modern technologies is increasing year by year. The world experience shows that the use of newest technologies, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and geo-information systems, provide new and more effective solutions to the problems in the field. The draft of the concept “Innovation and technology development in disaster risk management,” developed by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia (RA MES) shows the important role of innovation in the field of DRM.
In order to boost the capacities of the RA MES and Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) in the above-mentioned directions, ”DRR National Platform”/ARNAP Foundation and UN Development Programme organized and conducted a three-day basic training course on “Unmanned Aerial Systems and Remote Sensing”.

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Completing the Manual on “First Psychological Assistance in Emergency Situations”

In the frame of cooperation with DRR National Platform/ARNAP Foundation, United Nations Development Programme and RA MES Psychological Assistance Department of Crisis Management National Centre a series of activities were developed and implemented, aim of which was to develop national capacities of the first psychological assistance in emergency situations. There are particularly being developed Manual on “First Psychological Assistance in Emergency Situations” and “Procedure for organizing First psychological assistance”. At the stage of creation is a psychologist roster, which is needed in large scale emergency situations to fill the lack of psychologists providing the first psychological assistance (response forces, as a rule, always lack specialists in large scale emergency situations) and to regulate the field.

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SUBMITTED AND DISCUSSED THE PACKAGE OF ‘’LEGISLATIVE REFORMS REGULATING FIRST AID FIELD”

25.09.2018. A regular meeting of the Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform’s “First Aid” theme group, the aim of which was to present and discuss the legislative reforms regulating package for the First Aid field.

The package of proposals has been developed taking into consideration and studying the international experience of the legislative regulation of the First Aid field and the current state of legislative regulation of the field the in Armenia. On the basis of international experience, the first aid in the form of concepts and articles has been formulated in the RA “Law on Health”.

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