EU Training Held At Our Presidency 01 April 2013
Countries applying for membership to the European Union and having their membership officially acknowledged are provided some financial resources for the political, economic, legal and administrative measures that the country must take to ensure alignment to the EU acquis.
During our candidacy programme, our Presidency has made various initiatives knowing that some of the projects aiming at mitigation of disaster risks, building the disaster awareness and resilience of the society and ensuring that the country is prepared for disasters, all projects carried out as a major element of sustainable development and in line with our Presidency's modern disaster management approach.
To ensure that these EU-funded projects are carried out in a more effective and results-oriented manner, officials of the Ministry for the EU gave our personnel a three-day training seminar on Financial Cooperation with the EU and Project Cycle Management on 26-28 December 2012.
(13 October 2012) The 13th day of October is celebrated by the United Nations every year as the "International Day for Disaster Reduction” . On 13 October, various activities are carried out around the world to reduce disaster damages and create awareness in communities abut how to prepare for disasters.Photography Exhibition on 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction
“Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul Workshop” aiming at discussing preparations against possible natural or man-caused disasters will take place between August 15 and 16 in İstanbul. How prepared is İstanbul against risk generating natural (tsunami, earthquake, flood, landslide, tornado, extreme summer-winter conditions) disasters and big industrial or traffic accidents and man-caused Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Disasters? An array of organizations and institutions will participate in the workshop where experts will discuss this issue from the perspective of risk reduction and problem solution.Disaster Preparedness Plan of İstanbul to be Discussed at Workshop
(13 October 2012) The United Nations celebrates 13 October as the “International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" all around the world. The theme of the UN's 2012 activities for the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was "Women and Girls: the inVisible Force of Resilience." In Turkey, where disasters take place at various levels almost every year, where all segments of the population are exposed to disasters and which allocates huge budgets to cover the damages caused by disasters, building disaster-awareness and reducing disaster damages can only be possible by including women in the process. In 2012, the statutory earthquake insurance law was expanded and renamed as the "Law on Disaster Insurances." For the purpose of taking the necessary measures aga...Deputy PM Beşir Atalay’s Message on 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
The two yearlong Technical Assistance to AFAD in Strengthening the Institutional Capacity and Improving Disaster and Emergency Management System Project supported within the context of Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) ended with a closing ceremony with the participation of Deputy Minister Mr. İsmail Çataklı.AFAD’s First EU Project “Team – Up” Completed
(22-24 November 2012, Istanbul) The exhibition promoting the equipment and measures to be used before and after disasters in Turkey, a high-risk region for earthquakes, opened in Istanbul. At the exhibition and conference organized with the support of our Presidency and opened by our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, many governmental and private agencies and organizations as well as NGOs participated with their dedicated stands, including the Istanbul Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate.International Disaster Management Exhibition Opens
(01 November 2013) World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCH and her concomitant committee visited AFAD. World Bank’s Turkey Director Martin RAISER, Urban Development Senior Specialist Elif AYHAN, Operation Officer Mustafa Ugur ALVER, Representative of Undersecretariat of Treasury, Kerem DÖNMEZ accompanied Laura TUCK who performed her first official visit after taking her new position. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY hosted the committee in his office on the date of 1 November 2013. Within the scope of mutually consultations World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCK said that, Turkey has showed a marked improvement in disaster management and realized many projects, which one of them can be a successful example for other countries and Pre...Committee of World Bank was in AFAD