EU and UNDRR Support Turkmenistan as it Prepares National Progress Report Using the Online Sendai Framework Monitor
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.