Armenian regional Rescue Service representatives trained on the use of FEAT
By superuser on 13 Oct 2015
On Friday, 9 October 2015, newly trained facilitators from the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services completed a two-day workshop on environmental emergencies for representatives of national and regional emergency authorities.
Susan Gevorgyan: “I learned a lot of useful information on how to facilitate trainings which I will use in my work as the Academy’s lecturer. I also appreciated working with FEAT Tables that are useful for me as a person teaching the Basics of Emergencies. I came here to acquire new skills and in addition to that I received a lot of very useful information and materials that I will from now on use in my teaching. Thank you very much”.
Attended by 22 participants, the workshop covered different aspects of environmental emergencies, including preparedness and response to disasters and the application of the Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) methodology to identify technological hazards. Earlier this week, facilitators were trained by Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit and UNDP Armenia staff in these topics during a Training of Trainers course. Facilitators will continue delivering similar workshops for national and regional responders as part of the Academy’s teaching curriculum. The JEU and UNDP Armenia continue to support the Academy and the Ministry in provision of training materials for similar workshops and trainings.