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


October 6th 2015 is the first day of the Training of Trainers (ToT) provided by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) and UNDP Armenia to representatives of the teaching staff of the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations Rescue Services. The…

UNECE Oil Spill Project Moldova, Romania and Ukraine


For the first time, on 24 March 2015, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine tested how the three countries would jointly cooperate to respond to an industrial accident with possible transboundary consequences, such as an oil spill that might reach the Danube Delta. The Danube river is shared by…

Environmental Emergencies & FEAT Training – Armenia


In June 2015, the representatives of the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit went on mission to Armenia to deliver training on Environmental Emergencies and FEAT Integration. The training of 41 participants involved a field trip to the Lori region to discuss tailings management and community multi-hazard risk assessment using the Flash…

Hazardous Waste Management Training – Tajikistan


In June 2015, a two-day training on debris and hazardous waste management was delivered in Shurob, a coal mining town in Sughd province of Tajikistan. The theory training of 16 residents consisted of occupational health, safety and risk assessments, as well as asbestos waste management. The training also involved practical…

Green Star Award Winners – 1 June 2015


A select group of outstanding individuals and organisations…

MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems


The MOOC enhances skills for tackling issues like resilience and…

COP20 – The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations…

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