NEW TRAINING PACKAGES WERE DEVELOPED FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT STATE ACADEMY

New training packages on “Development of Disaster Risk Management Plans at Different Levels” and “Capacity Building for Implementation of Local Risk Management (LLRM) Methodology” have been developed and became a part of educational curriculum in the Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) of the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The process of developing and implementing training packages on these topics is a requirement of time for the CMSA. At present, the LLRM methodology has been approved by the command of RA Minister of Emergency Situations as the main methodology for identifying community risks and the DRR plans for different levels are still being implemented.

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Training on “First Psychological Assistance in Emergency Situations” for students of CMSA

On December 19, an introductory course on “Providing First Psychological Assistance in Emergency Situations” was held for students of Crisis Management State Academy.

The purpose of the training was to form knowledge and skills on the first psychological assistance in emergency situations for students, as well as raise the level of their interest towards the newly developing field in Armenia.

ARNAP Foundation’s psychologist-experts Angelika Ayvazyan and Anahit Sargsyan conducted the training. Training consisted of theoretical and practical parts.

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SEMINAR ON “RAPID ASSESSMENT OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS”

On December 18, a seminar on “Rapid assessment of the Education sector In emergency situations” was held that aimed to enhance and deepen the practical capabilities of participants on Methodology Education sector Assessment during Emergencies.

RA MES representative Armen Dashyan introduced the participants to the essence of this methodology. Afterwards, the participants were divided into pairs and through practical work got acquainted to the evaluation process, where all the questions raised by the participants have been answered by representatives of UNICEF.
Localization of this methodology in Armenia is carried out by UNICEF and “Save the Children” in Armenia, with support of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES), Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) and the Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform Foundation.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS, NEW RISKS

We have talked about the newest technologies multiple times, particularly about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Their application fields are numerous. Nowadays they are used in field of agriculture, disaster risk reduction, emergency response, defense, mapping, monitoring and etc. . In last two years, UAVs have been widely used in Armenia by the governmental and private organizations, as well as individuals.

It is an undeniable fact that their application gives new and more effective opportunity for solutions to the existing problems. But, this scientific and technological progress and its widespread using raise new risks.
All this has led to an initiative aimed at regulating this new field in Armenia.

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