Turkey to Instruct Nine European Nations on Refugee Management 16 November 2015
Upon the request of nine European nations at the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s 31stRegional Summit, AFAD will train experts on the management of temporary housing centers.
Ankara, 5 November 2015 -- At the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative’s (DPPI-SEE) Sarajevo Summit, member states focused on the most recent influx of refugees into Europe and discussed the possibility of cooperation with Turkey on the management of mass population movements. Recalling the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority’s (AFAD) successful humanitarian relief operation over the past five years, nine governments called on AFAD experts to train their counterparts on the management of temporary housing centers.
The training sessions will take place in 2016.
Q: What is DPPI-SEE?
A: The Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative of Southeastern Europe was established by the governments of Turkey, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia in 2000 to promote regional cooperation against disasters. Every year, the member states convene twice to analyze the organization’s performance and share their experiences with national representatives.
AFAD Trains Turkmenistan’s Red Crescent Society on Emergency Housing Services Ashgabat, 15 October 2015 – Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent Society and UNHCR, conducted a two-day training session for the Turkmenistan Red Crescent Society staff on 14-15 October 2015.AFAD Trains Turkmenistan’s Red Crescent Society on Emergency Housing Services
HFA Peer Review Completed AFAD Chief delivers closing address at 8-day peer review session in Ankara, where 78 representatives from government, private sector and NGOs participated. Ankara, 9 December 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) hosted the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (EFDRR) Peer Review in Ankara. During the event, 78 participants presented their activities to six European experts over 32 sessions and eight days. The delegation will visit AFAD’s local offices in Istanbul and Bursa prior to their departure.HFA Peer Review Completed
AFAD ChiefTalks Disaster Preparedness in Ankara AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay addresses ISSAI 5500 Training Seminar at Turkey’s Supreme Court of Accounts Ankara, 21 October 2015 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay attended an international two-day seminar hosted by the Supreme Court of Accounts to address the sad legacy of disasters in Turkey and the country’s ongoing efforts to prepare for future challenges. Noting that two devastating earthquakes in 1999 had marked a turning point in Turkey’s experience with disaster management, Dr. Oktay told a group of experts that AFAD’s main priority was to promote a culture of preparedness.AFAD Chief Talks Disaster Preparedness in Ankara
(3-5 April 2013) International Disaster Economics Symposium was held by AFAD in cooperation with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPISEE) in Istanbul. Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Director of Economic Cooperation Organization(ECO) Human Resources and sustainable development Ainur DYIKANALIEVA, Secretary General of Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPISEE) Ivana LJUBOJEVIC and General Director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Foundation, Dr. Mohammad Daim KAKAR and almost 20 representatives of other countries, universities, domestic and international participants attended to the symposium. Director General of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY made an open...International Disaster Economics Symposium Was Held in Istanbul
Visiting our center, students from the Turkish Youth Foundation Young Diplomat Academy received information from the Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu about the domestic and international activities of AFAD.Young Diplomat Academy students visit AFAD
PRESS RELEASE August 21 2014, Thursday - Ankara Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) is proud to co-host the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES) with the Turkish Earthquake Foundation on 24-29 August 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event brings together top earthquake and seismology experts from Turkey and across the world on the 15th anniversary of the devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake of August 17, 1999.Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul
Deputy Chairman of Japan-Turkey Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group İchiro Aisawa stated, "We had the opportunity to work more intensively with Turkey in recent years about the fight against natural disasters and emergency planning. Turkey is a very experienced country regarding disasters. We want to involve in information, experience and technology transfer between the two countries.”Japanese Delegation Visits AFAD