On September 3 in the framework of “Strengthening Resilience of Social Protection National Systems in Armenia” programme was held a meeting-acquaintance with the staff of the Integrated Social Service Center of Ajapnyak with the Director Samam Aslanyan. The meeting was attended by the program coordinator, Deputy Director of the “Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform” foundation Ara Barseghyan, MoES Development Department chief Ara Aslanyan and the MES Crisis Management State Academy rector Hamlet Matevosyan.
During the meeting the Social Service Center presented the fields of their activities, existing issues, the importance of creating conditions for development of social services, as well as efficiency perspectives of cooperation with NGO’s and international organizations.
The program team also presented the objective of DRR NP, scheduled actions and expected results, as well as the opportunity of future cooperation in the framework of DRR NP.
After the meeting both parties had great interest and willingness for further cooperation.
On August 6, MIRA thematic group meeting was held in “House of Hope” charity center. A. Sargsyan from UNOCHA Armenia, A. Davtyan and A. Muradyan from RA MES, A. Barseghyan from DRR NP participated in the meeting.
The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the technical work of “MIRA methodology contribution” thematic group.
During the meeting the objective of the thematic group meeting, the principles, issues and outcomes, plan-timetable of the project implementation.
On May 30 at 15.30 “LLRM” thematic group meeting was held in the “House of Hope”. Representatives from “LorE” rescue team, UNDP, “Support to Communities” NGO, OXFAM Armenia, “Disaster Management and Public Awareness” center and World Vision Armenia participated in the meeting.
It was decided:
1. To develop and to use one general assessment tool for the community risk management taking as a basis the local level risk management manual published in 2012.
2. To make researches in DRR NP framework and with the help of “LorE” R/T, which will not only implement the researches, but also make DRR teams in communities involving them in the assessment process, thus developing the community DRR capacities.
3.To plan and to develop a timetable and terms of reference for the implementation of researches.
4. To ensure the coordination and the information exchange process via DRR NP.
5. To ensure the access of the research outcomes to partner organizations, providing relevant reports to DRR NP Foundation.
6. To arrange a meeting in the second half of June to discuss and establish future actions.
On May 26 a meeting was held implemented by ”LorE” Rescue Team of Stepanavan” NGO in the framework of disaster risk study in Nigavan. The meeting was attended by director of ”LorE” Rescue Team of Stepanavan” NGO A. Arakelyan, coordinator of the project A. Badalyan, assistant A. Arakelyan, assistant O. Manvelyan, head of community Nigavan A. Galstyan, leading specialist of community H. Galstyan, director of community school N. Baghdasaryan, some inhabitants of community, administrator of DRR NP site T. Barseghyan and project coordinator L. Hovhannisyan. As a result of the survey revealed existing hazards, level of vulnerability and capacity in Nigavan. It turned out, that the problem requesting urgent solution is scarce water in Nigavan. As a result of analysis of the meeting, it turned out that the quantity of population and the level of birthrate rather increased in recent years.