Photography Exhibition on 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October 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.
We are living on a geography that is much affected from disasters, shortly a high-risk geography. We know that natural events cannot completely be prevented; but we can reduce the damages of disasters by taking the appropriate measures. With the purpose of creating a disaster-resilient society, various projects are being carried out by our Presidency as to develop the precaution and damage-mitigation culture in the society, accelerate training activities, make use of modern technologies and communication facilities, develop local, regional and international cooperation, and realize sustainable development and sustainable environment systems.
In this scope, on 13 October 2012, AFAD organized a photography exhibition with disaster photos at the Cepa Shopping Centre.
Ankara Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate's search & rescue teams also participated in the event with their rescue dogs and equipment.
(26-28 December 2012, Ankara) 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.EU Training Held At Our Presidency
(May 19 – 23, 2013) Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY went to the city of Geneva in Switzerland to attend the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. On the agenda of this year’s Global Platform - founded in 2007 in order to develop disaster risk reduction practices with exchange information, sharing of experience between different sectors and actors, better communication and coordination - reduce risks, resistant to share the responsibility for the community and the "Hyogo Framework Action Plan" is to develop.Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY in Geneva
"Turkey Leads the World in Man-Made Disasters" AFAD Chief shares Turkey's experiences with natural and man-made disasters with WCDRR participants in Sendai, Japan. Participating at the opening session of the Third World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Japan, AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay shared some of Turkey's experiences with natural, man-made and technological disasters to note that "100 percent of the nation's schools will have become disaster-resilient by the year 2018.""Turkey Leads the World in Man-Made Disasters"
Second phase of the Enhancement of International Cooperation for Development Program was organized on March 20, 2018 with the participation of the Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and the high level officials of the Balkan countries. Dr. Güllüoğlu underlined the social and economic destruction created by disasters in his speech.Noting the importance of increasing response and risk capacity in order to produce a solution, the Head of AFAD Güllüoğlu said that countries should share their experiences with each other.Güllüoğlu stated that Turkey has close historical, cultural and geographical ties with the Balkan countries adding that, “We believe that the response capacity and the vast knowledge of AFAD is not only precious for Turkey but for all countries in its region.”Noting that AFAD ha...“Response Capacity of AFAD is Precious for Countries in the Region, too”
Turkey, as the chair of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction is hosting the first open forum in İstanbul between 26 and 28 March 2017. Created in 2009 and currently chaired by Turkey, the European Forum kicked off on Sunday with informal sessions.EFDRR Open Forum Kicked Off 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