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Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Education for the Culture of Safety

In the framework of “We are ready! Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Education for a Culture of Safety” Project Arbeiter – Samariter – Bund (ASB) together with The Office of the State Security and Crisis Management Council of Georgia organized workshop on Sendai Framework Agreement Implementation Road mapping in Georgia.

Workshop participants were DIPECHO partner organizations, DPOs and governmental structures such as The Office of the State Security and Crisis Management Council of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Emergency Management Agency at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Social Service Agency at the Ministry of Labour Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi City Call.

The main goal of the project is: bringing relevance to and institutionalizing of the disaster risk reduction program in the education sector, introduction of learning course in target universities and increasing capacity of DPOs and NGOs working on the problems of persons with disabilities and ensure their active participation in disaster risk reduction issues.

The purpose of the workshop is to finalize Sendai Framework Agreement Implementation Road mapwith participation ofgovernmental organizations in order to use elaborated roadmap for programming and planning of disaster risk reduction strategy in Georgia.

Teona Julukhadze Coordinator of Disaster Risk reduction

“Today’s event is held by the financial support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid operations. The event is organized by Arbaiter-Samariter -Bund together with the State Security and Crisis Management Board.

Concerning the purpose of the event, the meeting is organized for Sendai Framework agreement guidelines implementation, in regards of increasing the inclusive approach in the matter of disaster risk reduction. Representatives of Governmental entities as well as DPO’s jointly discuss how to integrate an inclusive component in disaster risk reduction policy.”

Esma Gumberidze DPO womens’ initiative team platform for new opportunities co-founder.

“Today is a workshop for discussion of the DRR guideline prepared by Georgian Security Council, Crisis Management Board and ASB, in regards of inclusive approach in disaster risk reduction management plans, strategies and state policy. This is a very important document as I have read the resolution of the Government of Georgia about 2017-2020 action plan in regards of DRR policy where people with disabilities are considered for inclusive approach.

DPO inclusion is not about only people with disabilities, but it also refers to their families and relatives. That’s why this case is very important as working approach with DPO is considerable. May DPO’s don’t have working experience of disaster risk reduction, but they have working experience with various teams of people with disabilities.

Rusudan Kakhishvili The Office of the State Security and Crisis Management Council

“In the beginning of 2017 the Government of Georgia adopted a national strategy on disaster risk reduction, where one of the priority is to increase the role of people with disabilities in the policy of disaster risk reduction, that’s why the workshop we have today t is very important for Georgia.

Sendai Framework Agreement Implementation Road mapping Implementation guidelines on the final phase give us possibility to increase inclusive component in the policy of disaster risk reduction.”