WORKSHOP ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ______________________________________________________________________________________ CENN will host a five day international workshop on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Contemporary Practices and Watershed Management’ in Georgia in mid- July. This workshop will focus on educational component of risk reduction aimed efforts, as well as deliver skills on community mobilization and awareness raising. The meeting aims to bring together community representatives from the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions to discuss Disaster Risk Reduction issues, related environmental challenges and community involvement. The goal of this How to Apply workshop is to teach the international group of participants to If you would like participate at the event, streamline their activities towards education and awareness please fill out attached application form and raising with a view to mitigate disaster risks. send it to: [email protected] no later than May CENN welcomes applicants from associations and community10, 2014. Further details can also be obtained by sending questions to [email protected] based representatives from countries within the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions to bring visions from different Only limited number of participants will be perspectives and participate in a discussion on Disaster Risk invited. All travel expenses and Reduction and Watershed Management issues. The meeting accommodation will be organized and covered will provide an opportunity to learn more about international by CENN. All interested are encouraged to practices in preventing and mitigating the risks. Attendees apply early as preference will be given to early will also acquire the skills to communicate and negotiate with applicants. various stakeholders and advocate for improvements. The participants of the workshop will also be introduced to CENN About Us activities, results, success stories and given the skills to replicate successful projects in their own countries. CENN - Caucasus Environmental NGO Network - is a non-governmental, regional organization CENN has been developing and initiating participatory established in 1998 and specialized in the approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Watershed fields of civil society building and institutional management since 2004. In 2012, CENN, together with Twente strengthening, environmental research and University (Netherlands), used its experience to develop the policy, resources management, compliance first Atlas and web-portal of Natural Hazards & Risks of management and communication and Georgia. These online and paper resources combine sustainable development. information about natural hazards, entities under threat (e.g. Since its establishment, CENN has worked at buildings, population, GDP, etc.), types of vulnerabilities the local, national and regional levels in the (physical, social, ecological, economic) and natural risks to Caucasus region. CENN believes in cooperation Georgia’s territory. in the context of environmental issues. For more information about our work, visit our website at www.cenn.org. We look forward to receiving your application!
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