Beyond Response training and Industrial Hazard Identification, Mauritius (November 2013)
The JEU and the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa are together conducting a regional Indian Ocean environmental emergencies training and national industrial hazard identification from 18-30 November 2013 in Mauritius. The Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies training will be conducted simultaneously in English and French and have participation by approximately 25 disaster management authorities and environmental experts form Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, and Seychelles. Following the training, the JEU and regional OCHA office will support the Government of Mauritius in undertaking an Industrial Hazard Identification.
Beyond Response training, Brazzaville, Congo (November 2013)
A Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies training is being held in Brazzaville, Congo from 11-15 November. The training is being held in partnership between the JEU and the OCHA Regional Office, with facilitation support by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The training will be conducted in French, with expected participation by approximately 26 Civil Protection, Fire Service and Environmental Experts from West and Central African countries including Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Chad and Burundi, as well as UNDP representatives from a couple of these countries also.
Beyond Response training, Zambia (September 2013)
The JEU conducted a ‘Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies’ training in Zambia with 22 participants representing national disaster and environment management authorities in Zambia and three from neighbouring Mozambique.
The four-day introductory training to environmental emergency preparedness and response was conducted in collaboration with MSB and hosted by the Zambia Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.
Beyond Response training, Liberia (September 2013)
The five-day introductory training to environmental emergency preparedness and response was held in collaboration with the Liberia Ministry of Internal Affairs, MSB, United Nations Mission In Liberia, and OCHA Liberia, and included a field visit to local industrial facilities on the last day of training. 26 representatives from Liberian national disaster and environment management authorities participated in this training.
Introduction to the Beyond Response: better preparedness for environmental emergencies training, Mauritius (July 2013)
In collaboration with the US AfriCom, the JEU contributed to a session on environmental emergency response and a 3-hour training from its Environmental Emergencies Centre to the workshop. Mauritius national disaster management authorities showed great interest in exploring future opportunities on EEC courses and classroom trainings and industrial hazard identification.
Beyond Response training, Kenya (June 2013)
The four-day introductory training to environmental emergency preparedness and response was held in collaboration with MSB and the Kenya National Disaster Operations Centre, with 18 participants from the Kenyan National Disaster Operations Centre, Kenya National Environmental Management Authority, Bureau of Standards, as well as other government and non-government organisations.
Euromed PPRD (Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters) Beyond Response Training Workshop, Turkey, February 2013
In partnership with PPRD-South, the JEU conducted a regional training on environmental emergencies. The training, titled “Beyond Response: Better Preparedness for Environmental Emergencies”, was held in Istanbul from 18 to 22 February 2013.
It was attended by 30 disaster managers and civil-protection officers from Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Turkey.
Environmental Emergencies Trainings: EET, Iceland, February 2013
This UNDAC EET was hosted by Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over 20 UNDAC members were trained in rapid environmental emergency assessments and applying the DWM Guidelines. The newly acquired knowledge and skills were tested in a full-day outdoor simulation exercise.
Participants also carried out a field trip to assess the environmental impacts of ash, toxic gas and floods following the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption. This gave UNDAC team members first-hand exposure to the emergency circumstances of operating following a volcano eruption. UNDAC participants came from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and OCHA South Sudan.