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The Joint Initiative – the Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action


A Joint Initiative to improve engagement and coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors The Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action – The Joint Initiative – is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of crises…

30th anniversary – Chernobyl disaster


Thirty years on, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl still has an important impact on the lives of people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. However, communities have shown unparalleled resolve to chart a more sustainable future. In his address to the conference participants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that…

MSB Workshop – Disaster Waste Management


In March 2016 a three-day workshop on the topic of “disaster waste management generated during typhoons, earthquakes and conflicts” was organised by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) in Sweden. The MSB stand-by roster personnel was the main target audience. Sweden experts shared experience in regards to disaster waste during…

Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and FEAT Training -Tbilisi, Georgia


In late November 2015, he UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit delivered three-day training on Environmental Emergencies Preparedness and Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 24-26 November 2015. The training saw participation of 30 representatives of the Emergency Management Agency, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources Protection and Economics…

Bento Rodrigues Mining Dam Collapse – Brazil


On November 5th, two iron ore tailing dams collapsed in…

UNDP & Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR) Emergency Waste assessment – Yemen


During July and August 2015, the Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR)…

Training of Trainers (ToT) in Capacity-Building – Armenia


October 6th 2015 is the first day of the Training…

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