Georgia

The Armenian capital Yerevan will host a sub-Regional Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, June 26-29
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today announced that Armenia will host countries from Central Asia and the South Caucasus in June to discuss scaling up efforts to reduce disaster losses.

To guide Europe’s implementation of the four priorities of action and seven global targets of the Sendai Framework, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) agreed to develop a roadmap that will focus on activities for the immediate period

Kara-Kol, in Kyrgyzstan, is among the cities that will be helped by the ECHO-UNISDR programme to perform risk assessment, draw up risk-informed city development plans, and establish local disaster risk reduction platforms.
A new partnership between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) will help prevent and reduce disaster risk in the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) region.

This publication gives an overview of “Strengthened Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia and the Caucasus through greater fostering of the Hyogo Framework for Action priorities” activities in eight project cities of Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and

Delegates at the meeting in Stepanavan mark the Making Cities Resilient campaign entry of Berd, Noyemberyan and Tumanyan in Armenia; Tbilisi and Gori in Georgia; Bishkek and Karakol in Kyrgyzstan; and Ust-Kamenogorsk and Ridder in Kazakhstan (Photo: UNISDR)
A global campaign that unites almost 3,000 cities dedicated to reducing urban disaster risk has sharpened its focus on Central Asia and the South Caucasus thanks to a regional role model.
Participants at the regional workshop have gathered to chart the course for greater urban resilience in Central Asia and the South Caucasus (Photo: UNISDR)
Officials from Central Asia and the South Caucasus have come together to craft a roadmap to make the region’s cities more resilient by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Tornike Koshkadze chief editor from the Pirweli web news agency. (Photo: UNISDR)
Reporters from main TV, radio and print media organisations in Georgia met over the weekend to discuss reporting on disasters as part of a growing global effort to improve disaster risk communication as called for in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted earlier this year.
Volunteers cleaning up after last month's floods in Tblisi, Georgia. (Photo: UNISDR)
The city of Tblisi is moving to strengthen its readiness to deal with natural and technological hazards while memories of last month’s flash flooding remain fresh.
Volunteers have flocked to Tbilisi's devastated zoo to help clear the debris
The flood tragedy that has rocked Tbilisi, killing at least 15 people, is symbolised by the death or escape of hundreds of animals from the Georgian capital’s zoo, throwing the spotlight squarely on what needs to be done to protect such sites.
Georgia HFA Focal Point Olga Shashkina: 'Now disaster risk reduction is adevelopment priority for the Government.' (Photo: UNISDR)
The Georgian government is committed to pursue an ambitious approach in disaster risk management that says ‘prevention is better than cure’.