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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

104th Term District Governor Candidates Visit AFAD to Receive Disaster Awareness Training 19 September 2018

104th Term District Governor Candidates visited the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) headquarters within the framework of “Training Program for District Governor Candidates” organized by the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu gave information about AFAD’s operations, structure, capacity and activities to the District Governor Candidates. Following this briefing, Dr. Güllüoğlu made a speech about disaster management and risk reduction at the conference hall. Noting that District Governor Candidates should have greater knowledge about “Risk” and “Danger” concepts, Dr. Güllüoğlu stressed that disaster cycle, disaster risk and disaster management knowledge is vital for those who have a say in the administration of Turkey.
The District Governor Candidates also visited the Disaster and Emergency Management Center and observed AFAD’s response to disaster and emergency capacity.
Following this visit, District Governor Candidates and a delegation from the Ministry of Interior Affairs received basic disaster awareness training at the Disaster and Emergency Training Center (AFADEM) and experienced a simulated earthquake at the Earthquake Simulation Center.


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