Training of Trainers for National disaster risk management in Armenia, 8-10 Feb.
The training was an elaboration of the National Disaster Risk Assessment (NDRA) guidelines and the establishment of policies on National Disaster Risk Assessment. The participants got to know the Disaster Risk Assessment process and the context and were familiarised to the accepted terminology of disaster risk assessment. They updated the current status of Disaster Risk Assessment in Republic of Armenia and discussed the establishment of governance mechanism and institutional framework for National Disaster Risk Assessment.
In the second part of the training the participants were divided into groups, they identified risks, indicators and thresholds for impact and likelihood evaluation, and developed main hazard lists. They chose 4 main hazards for Armenia to develop. Preliminary disaster risk scenarios which would then be included in the National disaster risk assessment guidelines. The participants discussed the importance of interagency cooperation, involvement of competent institutions and stakeholders for development of National disaster risk assessment guidelines.
The groups did the preliminary development of the full risk scenario assessment. This is a continuous work and after the training the working group will continue working on scenario development and evaluation.
Training of Trainers for National Disaster Risk Management in Moldova, 13-15 Feb.
This Training of Trainers on NDRA Methodology had the purpose to elaborate the National Disaster Risk Assessment guidelines and establishment of policies on National Disaster Risk Assessment.
The workshop was attended by different national stakeholders who were actively involved in the group work sessions in order to draft the first risk scenarios in Moldova.
The inter-agency cooperation was another fundamental topic addressed and discussed with national representatives. This is a baseline for the establishment of governance mechanism and institutional framework for National Disaster Risk Assessment Moldova.
Establishment of the national Early Warning System for Wildfires, 17-19 February.
A team of PPRD East 3 experts from CIMA Research Foundation visited Georgia to follow up the work for the establishment of the national Early Warning System for Wildfires.
The Emergency Management Service hosted the team and it was two days of intense workshopping together with the National Environmental Agency and National Forestry Agency.
The main aims of the mission was to establish an Impact Based Forecast, work on the development of SOPs consolidating interagency coordination and allowing the exertion of anticipatory actions to reduce the impact of wildfires. Procedures, wildfire forecasting models and interagency communication will be tested throughout the next fire season and will provide the basis for the Full Scale Field Exercise in June.
3rd Steering Committee meeting 21 February.
We gathered participants from partner countries, consortium, stakeholders and the EU together in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meeting was hosted in a hybrid format so we were also able to welcome those who could not join on site.
During the full day meeting, the Interim Technical Implementation Report 2021/2022 was presented, focusing on results, lessons learned and actions ahead.
We also heard from the experiences from the partner countries where the focus was on lessons learned from PPRD East 3 activities. Some of the valuable impacts raised were trainings and their outcomes, such as testing knowledge and cooperating with other countries, developing a national methodology for the Disaster Risk Assessment. The upcoming full scale exercise will be a unique opportunity to test both national capacity and regional capacity for disaster risk management.
Mid-term planning conference for the Full scale Exercise, 22-23 February
The PPRD East 3 team of experts gathered in Tbilisi for the Mid-term planning conference for the Full Scale Exercise on wildfires scenarios that will be conducted in June.
We conducted a mid-term planning conference together with partners and stakeholders from the implementing consortium and partner countries. The purpose of the planning conference was to make final decisions concerning scenarios and composition of the teams as well as establish procedures for Exercise control. This exercise be conducted with a scenario based approach to civil protection.