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TBLISI, 5 December 2014 – Telavi, one of the most ancient cities of Georgia, has become the country’s first municipality to join the Making Cities Resilient Campaign. City Mayor Platon Kalmakhelidze said that being part of UNISDR’s thriving global campaign would help Telavi avoid a repeat of the scale of losses experienced as a result of a severe storm…
TBLISI, 8 December 2014 – The Georgian government is committed to pursue an ambitious approach in disaster risk management that says ‘prevention is better than cure’. The wisdom of the current policy draws on the hard facts of disaster losses over the past 40 years: thousands of casualties and a huge US$14 billion bill in economic costs. “Ten years ago…