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Working together II - development of potential and and cooperation on disaster risk reduction and prevention in Guria and Samtskhe - Javakheti municipalities

Georgia has practically no crisis management system. In 2010 the government launched a reform in this field and created regional rescue services while local government units wrote the first crisis management plans. In spite of these steps, the state of rescue services, particularly in the country’s various regions, is not satisfactory. The lack of equipment and skills means that an effective system must be created from scratch. Because Georgia is plagued by fires, flooding and landslides, it is necessary to develop an efficient crisis management system.

The project is largely a continuation of the measures under project 322 from 2012, which improved the expertise of the rescue services for the same regions of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Guria.

Working together II - development of potential and and cooperation on disaster risk reduction and prevention in Guria and Samtskhe - Javakheti municipalities

The project was implemented from 1 April to 31 December 2013. The local partner of PCPM (Polish Centre for International Aid) in Georgia was the International Association Civitas Georgica.

The project assumptions were a response to the main problem in the regions of Guria and Samtskhe-Javakheti, i.e. the low level of coordination, training and equipment of services associated with crisis management and rescuing human life.

The groups directly addressed by the project as recipients of direct support consisted of local-government crisis management services, fire brigades and ambulance services in Adigeni, Aspindza of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and Lanchkhuti, Ozurgeti, Chokhatauri of the Guria region.

The project aimed to improve the efficiency and standard of crisis management and emergency response by the rescue services of the regions of Guria and Samtskhe-Javakheti in Georgia. It was also designed to raise awareness among children and young people in relation to the causes and effects of crisis events and saving lives.