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
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
(13 -14 December 2012) Trainings are organized in line with the demands received from member states within the framework of the annual working/training programme prepared by the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) created under the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI-SEE), which was established to work on a collaboration basis on prevention of disasters and mitigation of their impacts in the South Eastern Europe. The training seminar on 'The Psychological Effects of Disasters and Psychological Support During Disasters', organized within the scope of the 2012 programme of this initiative, to which our Presidency is also a member, took place on 13-14 December 2012 in Ankara. In this international training programme suggested by our countr...Training on ‘Psychosocial Effects of Disasters and Psychological Support During Disasters’ Organized under the Coordination of our Presidency in Collaboration with DPPI-SEE
(20 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative. HOPEFOR Initiative actualised in 2011 in consequence of joint attempt of Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar and with the support of United Nations. The first International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative performed in Qatar in 2011, the second Conference hosted by Turkey under the coordination of AFAD performed in 2012 in Antalya. 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative has started Punta Cana Town of Dominican Republic. The items of the agenda of 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative will be Turkey’s international humanitarian assistance works, developed s...3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative Has Started in Dominican Republic