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Training was conducted within the framework of the Project "Inclusion of the risks of climate change in the Greater Caucasus Region into the water and flood management by vulnerable mountainous communities" in Gabala

The Project is executed by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the United Nations Development Program who organized the training at the conference hall of “Gafgaz Sport Hotel” in Gabala city. For the purpose of raising awareness to reduce risk factors can cause torrents and floods “Early Warning Systems” against these natural hazards were introduced in the training.

Representatives of the North-West Regional Center, State Agency for Water Resources of the MES, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Melioration and Water Management OJSC, Azersu OJSC, the State Land and Cartography Committee, as well as a number of local and foreign experts participated in the seminar involving also representatives of vulnerable communities living in mountain areas of Gabala, Ismailly, Oguz, Shaki, Gakh and Balkan districts.

Mazahir Afandiyev, the United Nations Development Program Manager opened the event and informed the participants about the objectives and expected key results by the project. Then, speeches accompanied by presentations by the project staff, national and international experts were listened within the "Inclusion of the risks of climate change into the water and flood management by vulnerable mountainous communities living in the Greater Caucasus Region "project.

Later, group discussions to improve awareness, monitoring and warning knowledge, communication and data transfer, also the ability to respond to risks that are integral parts of the warning system were held among the participants in order to strengthen their early warning capabilities against floods. 


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