Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 5, 2020 – The UNDRR Regional Office for
Europe and Central Asia in cooperation with UN Resident Coordinator
Office organized a three-day training for the senior staff of the Department
for Civil Defense and Rescue Operations of the Ministry of Defense of
Turkmenistan on reporting the national progress in implementation of the
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Government of Turkmenistan
assigned the Department for Civil Defense and Rescue Operations as
responsible for reporting using the online Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM).
This capacity building event is part of the UNDRR Central Asia Initiative
“Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai
Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia 2019-2022,” funded by
the European Union.
The training is part of Result Area “Building the foundations for greater
resilience in Central Asia through data, capacity, governance and cooperation at
local, national and regional level”, which focuses on aligning collection of
data, its analysis and reporting with the priorities of the Sendai Framework
for Disaster Risk Reduction, which also supports the reporting on implementation
of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The training was conducted on 2-4 June 2020 at the United Nations House in Ashgabat.
During the training, an online meeting was organized between the Sendai National
Focal Point and representatives of UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
The Sendai National Focal Point and Technical Focal Point were equipped with knowledge
and skills to contribute to the SFM system. By quantitative and qualitative reporting
through the Sendai Framework Monitor, Turkmenistan will be able to assess and track
its progress in reducing disaster risks according to the SFM indicators. This information
can be used to support regional and global analyses of Sendai implementation.
UNDRR’s capacity-building trainings support the priority directions set by the UNDRR
office and the Government of Turkmenistan on reducing the negative impact of natural
and man-made hazards, and on transition from management of disasters to management of
risk. SFM reporting will contribute in making Turkmen communities inclusive, safe,
resilient and sustainable.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe,
Provided by the IKCEST Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service System