First field mission to Georgia and Armenia
29 November- 4 December, members of the PPRD East 3 team were able to conduct a first field visit to our partner countries Armenia and Georgia. The purpose of the mission was to select pilot areas, where we will implement programme activities.
The focus in the region is forest fires and their impact in a remote and vastly inaccessible areas. We were happy to receive support by our national counterparts, which opened doors to collaboration. The team was able to meet with stakeholders ranging from local branches of civil protection to the red cross, fire fighters, local governments and line ministries.
The first site inspection created a multi-stakeholder working environment, which will grant support in updating emergency plans and in the creation of an efficient Early Warning System and its overaching Early Warning to early Action Strategy.