On October 21, 2019, in the framework of the UNDP-funded project “Enhancing Georgian Approach towards Emergency Preparedness and Management”, DEKONTA company and Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) organized a training on the Georgian Law on the Major Accident Prevention and obligations arisen from it. The event was held at the Tbilisi Sea base of the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and was attended by the representatives of the Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and the MIA Emergency Management Service. From RDFG’s side, Vano Grigolashvili, RDFG Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Center chairman and Shota Kublashvili, RDFG emergency management and disaster risk reduction expert participated in the training.
The project “Enhancing Georgian Approach Towards Emergency Preparedness and Management” follows up previous foreign aid intervention by Czech Republic in Georgia realized by DEKONTA company. The idea of this Project was initiated by the representatives of the project beneficiary, the Emergency Management Service, following implementation of the development project of the Czech Republic on capacity building of Georgian state administration bodies in 2018 by the Applicant.
The aim of the current project is to support implementation of Major Accident Prevention connected with accidents in hazardous industrial facilities (hereinafter referred to as MAP) in Georgia by enhancing methodological and expert capabilities of one of the competent authorities in implementing and enforcing MAP in the country – the Emergency Management Service (EMS) of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. According to the Georgian draft Law on MAP, EMS should be the competent body especially for determination of the emergency planning zone for hazardous industrial faciities and for preparing external emergency plans for municipalities or regions, where hazardous industrial facilities are located. Our organization – Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) is a local coordinator of the mentioned project.
Nina Kopaleishvili – Communications Officer, RDFG
Shota Kublashvili – Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Expert, RDFG