A workshop on disaster risk reduction was held in the Armenian capital Yerevan, bringing together experts in the filed from Italy, Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia, as well as several international organisations. The event was organised by the EU Eastern Neighborhood Support initiative within the framework of the EU-funded programme on “Prevention, Preparedness and Response to man-made and natural disasters” (PPRD East).
The participants exchanged experiences on different aspects of disasters, with a big accent on prevention and preparedness. Other topics were tackled in various reports including disasters as a development challenge, climate change and disaster risk reduction, Geographic Informative systems (GIS), global and local risks, and the role of the media.
The Eastern Partnership flagship initiative for the Prevention, Preparedness & Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD East) aims at protecting the environment, the population, cultural heritage, resources and infrastructures by strengthening the countries’ resilience, preparedness and response to man-made and natural disasters.
Source: EU Neighbourhood Info Centre