Azerbaijan National Advisory Group meeting conducted within EU-funded programme (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
3rd National Advisory Group (NAG) meeting was conducted in Baku within the the EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD East 2).
The meeting was attended by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other national stakeholders from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ecology and Natural Resources, Health, Education, National Assembly, State Border Service, State Customs Committee, Republican Seismic Survey Centre and Institute of Geography of Azerbaijan National Academy of Science, Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and Trend Agency, and representatives of UNICEF, French Embassy and EU Delegation in Azerbaijan.
The objective of the meeting was twofold – to report to the national stakeholders the accomplishments of the Programme in 2016, and to present, discuss and agree upon the next steps and activities that will be undertaken within the PPRD East 2 Programme in the region and specifically in Azerbaijan. Flood risk management, disaster risk assessment, civil protection volunteerism, raising awareness about disasters, and host nation support, complemented with civil protection capacity building, have been specifically addressed and discussed in details. These are thematic topics selected by the national disaster risk management stakeholders at the 2nd NAG meeting organised on 1-3 March 2016 to be further addressed within the PPRD East 2 Programme in Azerbaijan.
The EU-funded Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in EaP Countries (PPRD East 2) is contributing to the peace, stability, security and prosperity of the Eastern Partner Countries. It is also aimed to protect the environment, population, cultural heritage, resources and infrastructures of the region by strengthening the countries’ resilience, preparedness and response to man-made disasters and disasters caused by natural hazards.