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Training available at the Environmental Emergenc…

The Environmental Emergencies Centre offers a range of online and face-to-face training opportunities. For details on these training options please see below and browse our Online Learning and Training and Workshops pages.

 

Training

  • Training on hazardous waste management in Tajikistan

    Venue:Shurob, TajikistanWednesday, June 24, 2015 To Thursday, June 25, 2015 (09:00 - 18:00)

    In June 2015 two-day training on debris and hazardous waste management was delivered in Shurob, a coal mining town in Sughd province of Tajikistan.
    The training saw participation of 16 residents (5 women and 11 men) – municipal workers, students, construction workers, electricians, unemployed, students and housewives. The first day of the training focused on occupational health and safety and risk assessments. Theory was followed by practical work in the field - while participants evaluated risks, others started moving some rubble to expand the town flood barrier. The second day focused on asbestos waste management, with training participants engaging in practical asbestos disposal activities. Additionally demolition work was initiated.
    The training was very well received by participants, with 100% rating it as excellent. However, challenges remain: many houses are in poor condition and need a detailed structural assessment before deciding whether they can be refurbished or should be demolished. Funding for this, and water supply in the town, are the priority issues.

  • National Training on Environmental Emergencies and FEAT Integration

    Venue:Yerevan, ArmeniaMonday, June 15, 2015 To Monday, June 15, 2015 (09:00 - 18:00)

    The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) delivered a one-day classroom training on Environmental Emergencies and FEAT Integration for the teaching staff of the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations (MoTAES) Crisis Management State Academy, representatives of MoTAES, regional Aarhus Centers, DRR National Platform of Armenia, UNICEF, Oxfam and students of the American University of Armenia. 
    The Training was attended by 41 participants and covered the following modules: Introduction to Environmental Emergencies, International Response, Technological Hazards and Disasters, Introduction to Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) and practical exercises, Preparing for Environmental Emergencies and the Environmental Emergencies Centre. Participants appreciated the interactive nature of the training and showed interest in using training materials in their own trainings and programmes. 
    The training contained a lot of group work and desktop exercises focusing on environmental emergencies preparedness and response and understanding the FEAT methodology (how to use the FEAT tables). At the end of the training, representatives of each institution filled out the Training Needs Assessment Form which will enable the JEU to conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) in Armenia preliminary scheduled for early October 2015. 

  • Technical mission on the use of Flash Environmental Assessment Tool

    Monday, January 26, 2015 To Friday, January 30, 2015

    This technical mission will be held in Armenia from the 26th to the 30th of January 2015 and will focus on the use of FEAT to identify industrial hazards and develop preparedness actions.

  • UNDAC Consolidation Course

    Venue:Spiez, SwitzerlandMonday, December 08, 2014 To Friday, December 12, 2014

    The UNDAC Consolidation Course for mainly European UNDAC members as well as OCHA staff, will take place in Spiez from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December. The course aims to provide the members with a full update of the UNDAC methodology and wider humanitarian development and will allow them with familiarize with the new tools such as the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT), and assessment tools. The course will include a desktop exercise based on the Scenario of typhoon "Haiyan" that struck the Philippines in November 2013. In this desktop exercise the different groups will have the opportunity to exercise around focus topics like UN-CMCoord, environmental emergencies, information management in support of national authorities, USAR and Foreign Medical Team Coordination and capital level coordination

  • Training on Environmental Emergency Preparedness in Caucasus and Central Asia

    Venue:Tbilisi, GeorgiaTuesday, June 10, 2014 To Friday, June 13, 2014

    The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) are working together in 2014 to strengthen environmental emergency preparedness capacities in the OSCE region. The sub-regions of South Caucasus, Central Asia as well as Afghanistan, an Asian Partner for Co-operation of the OSCE, are prone to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, extreme weather events and droughts – which regularly cause significant loss of lives, as well as economic and environmental damage.  The JEU and OSCE will together adopt and conduct the “Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies” approach, which is an established capacity building model developed by JEU aimed at strengthening the capacities of states to prepare for and respond to natural hazard triggered industrial accidents.

  • Training on Environmental Emergency Preparedness in Caucasus and Central Asia

    Venue:Dushanbe, TajikistanMonday, May 12, 2014 To Thursday, May 15, 2014

    The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) are working together in 2014 to strengthen environmental emergency preparedness capacities in the OSCE region. The sub-regions of South Caucasus, Central Asia as well as Afghanistan, an Asian Partner for Co-operation of the OSCE, are prone to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, extreme weather events and droughts – which regularly cause significant loss of lives, as well as economic and environmental damage.  The JEU and OSCE will together adopt and conduct the “Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies” approach, which is an established capacity building model developed by JEU aimed at strengthening the capacities of states to prepare for and respond to natural hazard triggered industrial accidents.

Workshops

  • Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (SAGEE)

    Venue:Oslo, NorwayThursday, May 15, 2014 To Friday, May 16, 2014

    Members of the Strategic Advisory Group on Environmental Emergencies (SAGEE) will meet in Oslo to discuss the work and priorities of the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit. 

  • 9th Meeting of UNEP’s Expert Working Group on the Flexible Framework for Addressing Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness, 6-7 November 2013

    Venue:ParisWednesday, November 06, 2013 To Thursday, November 07, 2013

    The meeting aims at consolidating the experience gathered through the implementation of the Flexible Framework Initiative since 2007. The meeting will serve to collect experts’ inputs for the development of strategic options for growth of the i

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