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MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management

In March 2016, a three-day workshop on the topic of “disaster waste management generated during typhoons, earthquakes and conflicts” was organised by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. The MSB stand-by roster personnel was the main target audience. Sweden experts shared experience in regards to disaster waste… Read More

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training – Tbilisi, Georgia

In late November 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit delivered a three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources… Read More

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil

On 5 November 2015, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, spilling liquid waste into the town of Bento Rodrigues. Nine people were killed and thousands have been affected. Bento Rodrigues is located in southeastern Brazil, with a population of 620. The town hosts an iron… Read More

Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia

On October 6th 2015, the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) and UNDP Armenia hosted the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop with representatives of the teaching staff of the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services.  The ToT provides participants… Read More

Hazardous Waste Management Training – Tajikistan

In June 2015, a two-day training on debris and hazardous waste management was delivered by the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit in Shurob, a coal mining town in Sughd province of Tajikistan. The theory training of 16 residents consisted of occupational health, safety and risk assessments, as well as asbestos waste… Read More

Environmental Emergencies & FEAT Training – Armenia

In June 2015, the representatives of the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) went on mission to Armenia to deliver training on Environmental Emergencies and FEAT Integration. The training of 41 participants involved a field trip to the Lori region to discuss tailings management and community multi-hazard risk assessment using… Read More

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to “act now,” UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere “tinkering” with past agreements and pledges. The Conference, which opened… Read More

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