Fire Meetings, Fire Management Training Courses & Jobs and Exercises

 

MEETING OF THE DIRECTORS OF SPECIALISED CENTRES OF THE EUR-OPA MAJOR HAZARDS AGREEMENT


30.11-01.12.2016 Paris, France


The annual meeting of Directors of Centres of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement has been held on Wednesday 30 November to 1 December, 2016 at the Council of Europe office in Paris.
The main items of the meeting were Evaluation of the 2016 activities of the centers and Discussion of the projects for 2017. The GFMC was presented by RFMC and the project: Enhancing the national interagency and international cross-boundary dialogue and inter-operability in fire management in Southeast Europe and Eastern Europe (Leader: GFMC; Partners: ECILS, TESEC, ECPFE).
The representative of RFMC has presented the activities of the project, carried out in 2016 year.



Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management


11 November 2016, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


The Regional Consultation on Cross-boundary Cooperation in Fire Management was held at 11 November 2016 in Skopje, under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) and in organization of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC). The Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water economy of the Republic of Macedonia was host of this Regional Consultation.



National Round Table on Fire Management


09 November 2016, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia


The National Round Table on Fire Management, Republic of Macedonia, was held at 09 November 2016 in Skopje, under sponsorship of the Council of Europe (CoE), Secretariat of the Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) and in organization of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC). The Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water economy of the Republic of Macedonia was host of the National Round Table.



First International Fire Management Week, Islamic Republic of Iran


National Round Table on Fire Management Training Course on Integrated Fire Management

Mazandaran, Kelarabad, Islamic Republic of Iran, 9-12 May 2016


The First International Fire Management Week was organized and hosted by the Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO), Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. The first part – the National Round Table on Fire Management – was led through the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Secretariat of the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) (Freiburg, Germany), the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (RCAFMRC), Secretariat of the UNISDR Regional Central Asia Wildland Fire Network (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), and the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC), Secretariat of the UNISDR Regional South East Europe / Caucasus Wildland Fire Network (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia). The First International Fire Management Week was supported by the voluntary framework of the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanisms (IWPM), which is offering capacity building and cross-boundary cooperation in fire management through exchange of expertise and application of voluntary standards in fire management. The IWPM is a contribution for the implementation of the UNISDR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The second part of the First International Fire Management Week provided on on-site field assessment of the fire and fire management situation in the most fire-endangered forest of the country. It was followed-up by a concluding consultation between the host country and the GFMC / GWFN.

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Third conference of the Platform for disaster risk reduction of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Treća konferencija Platforme za smanjenje rizika od katastrofa Bosne i Hercegovine)

Topic: Forest fires 02.12.2015 year, Sarajevo


In the organization of the Ministry of security and UN the third conference of the Platform for disaster risk reduction of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 02.12.2015 year in Sarajevo. All relevant institutions on the entities level in BiH participated on the conference. The main topic of the conference was forest fires in BiH especially were discussed recommendations of the Sendai framework in regards of forest fires.

The Regional Fire Monitoring Center was invited to prepare presentation on the topic: Forest fires with accent of the early warning.

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The 6th International Wildland Fire Conference was held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 12 to 16 October 2015. The conference, held for the first time in Asia, was hosted by the Korea Forest Service and Gangwon Province, and held under the auspices of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

At the Conference were over 3500 delegates from 73 countries represented by government officials, representatives of twelve regions of the Global Wildland Fire Network, international organizations, as well as by professionals from civil society.

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ASEAN-ROK Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) Landmark Program Training Course on “Forest Fire Management for Training of Trainers”

07-14 October 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Forest disaster management has been highly recommended as a way of effective mitigation to prevent severe socioeconomic and environmental impacts in the long-term.

Apprehending the forest characteristics of regionally close Asian States, it is necessary to find practical solutions on the forest fire step by step. When a lot of people implement the projects and activities on forest fires, the experience of ROK and cooperation with international parties will be a great help.

Regarding forest fire management (FFM), Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is running a short-term training course for FFM based on their successful history with technical improvement and investment. Moreover, ROK has been a chairing country of Asia Forest Fire Network since 2013, suggested in the 4th International Wildland Fire Conference in Spain, 2007. From 12 to 16 October 2015, Republic of Korea hosted the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) entitled “Fire of the Past, Fire in Future,” which provide the participants with the optimal opportunities for experiencing the advanced forest fire management and meeting prominent experts in the field.

In this context, AFoCo Landmark Program and KFRI jointly develop the advanced forest fire management program for officials in a technical position. The aim of the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Forest Fire Management was to enhance their capacity which also substance by composing a communication network among AFoCo Member Countries for FFM.

At the course have participated 20 trainees and 8 invited trainers. One of the trainers was the Head of the Regional Fire Monitoring Center Prof. Nikola Nikolov. Two (2) technical-level government officials in the field of forest fire management were invited from respective AFoCo Member Countries excluding ROK.

The participants of the course have also attended the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference. During the Conference, there was the Regional Session, where each AFoCo Member Country (one of 2 delegates from each country) had an oral presentation for nation-wide current status on FFM.

The 8-day TOT course was consisted of 1) 2-day lectures, 2) 2-day practices and 3) 3-day participation in the IWFC2015, from 07 to 14 October in the Republic of Korea. The lectures were organized at Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in Seoul.

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International Conference


"CURRENT STATUS OF FIRE RESEARCH AND FIRE MANAGEMENT IN THE BLACK SEA AND EASTERN EUROPEAN REGION"

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IV Workshop of the

EU INTERREG IV “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013” project “UTILIZING STREAM WATERS IN THE SUPPRESSION OF FOREST FIRES WITH THE HELP OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES” (“STREAMS-2-SUPPRESS-FIRES”)

7-10 September 2015, Odessa, Ukraine


The International Conference and Workshop were organized by: National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU), Kyiv, Ukraine; Global Fire Monitoring Center, Freiburg, Germany; Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center, Kyiv, Ukraine and Institute of Environmentally Safe Technologies of NULESU, Odessa, Ukraine.
The main aim was to provide an opportunity to discuss the follow-up of the UNECE / FAO Regional Forum with representatives from the Eastern European / Black Sea region. Furthermore, the experience of the OSCE in supporting countries of Eastern Europe, the West Balkans, South Caucasus and Central Asia in enhancing fire management capacities were presented and discussed.

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“Regional stakeholder consultation addressing climate security risks and adaptation measures In South Eastern Europe”


June 30 and July 1, 2015, Belgrade, Serbia


The objective of this joint event was twofold. The regional consultation had aim at fostering the regional consultative process and dialogue on climate security risks, adaptation measures for the SEE region and ecological networks in the Dinaric Arc. The main target audience were climate experts, NGOs, academia and research institutions, and national/local authorities dealing with climate change policies.
The Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) its contribution to this event gave through the presentation: Forest fires in the SEE and Climate Change.

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Aerial Firefighting EUROPE 2015


29 – 30 April 2015, Zadar, Croatia


The conference “Aerial Firefighting Europe 2015“, organised by the UK-based Tangent Link with the assistance of the Croatian Ministry of Defence and the National Search and Rescue was held from 29 to 30 April 2015 in Zadar, Croatia..
On the European Aerial Firefighting conference preceded by a one day Interoperability Workshop which was held under the auspices of the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), which functions as the Secretariat for the International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG) and the Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM). Key issues were briefed to the Conference delegates by Professor Dr Johann G Goldammer, the Director of the GFMC supported from the floor by Richard Alder, General Manager of the Australian National Aerial Firefighting Centre and Chair of the IFAWG.

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4th International Convention of Environmental Laureates 12-15 March 2015 Freiburg, Germany


The 4th International Convention of Environmental Laureates was held from 12 to 15 March 2015 in Freiburg, Germany. The International Convention of Environmental Laureates, which was hosted by the European Environment Foundation, provides a platform for winners of prestigious international environmental prizes and awards to exchange their ideas and experience on helping to shape environmental policy. Laureates include active environmentalists, journalists and human rights activists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Above all, they are doers, with one thing in common: They have a vision and goals, and they have found ways of implementing them. Every one of them has made a significant contribution in their field towards environmental protection. The Regional Southeast European/Caucasus Wildland Fire Network was represented by Prof. Nikola Nikolov, awarded with Green Star Award 2013.

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Regional Fire Management Training for South Caucasus and Western Balkans Antalya, Turkey 15-17 October 2014


Venue: International Fire Management Training Centre


The training was held in the frame of the OSCE/ENVSEC project “Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus” in the Fire Management Training Center, Antalya, Turkey, 15-17 October 2014. The Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC), through the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), was actively engaged in all phases of the organization of the training. About 60 participants were part of the training as representatives of 11 countries of the Regional Southeast European/Caucasus Wildland Fire Network (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo) and OSCE. The host institution of the training was Turkish General Directorate of Forestry.

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Group photos of the firefighter trainers and participants of the training from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America & GFMC (RFMC and REEFMC) / OSCE staff and photos of the exercise of the Turkish forestry fire fighting capacities. Photos: Kadir A. Coskuner and Nikola Nikolov

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From left Prof. Nikola Nikolov, PhD (Head of RFMC) and Mr. Mustafa Ulkudur (Director of International Fire Management Training Centre, Antalya)



Joint Meetings UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG), International Liaison Committee (ILC) and South Korea Conference Organizing Committee (SKCOC) for the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, and the International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG)


In cooperation with and supported by the


UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Forestry and Timber Section Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Council of Europe Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) United Nations University (UNU), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) U.S. Forest Service, Korea Forest Service (KFS) and Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI)


Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Freiburg, Germany 27-30 June 2014



In the period of 27 to 30 June 2014 at GFMC has been held:

1. The Workshop "Fire Management in Protected Areas and Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites"

Meeting of members and partners of the CoE Project “Fire Management in UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites and other Protected Areas”, in preparation of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.

2. International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG) Meeting

An internal meeting of IFAWG for the International Fire Aviation Guidelines.

3. Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) Meeting

A meeting focused on the follow-up of the UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management (Geneva, November 2013).

4. ILC / SKCOC Meeting

A meeting of the members of the International Liaison Committee (ILC) and South Korea Conference Organizing Committee (SKCOC) for the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference.

5. Round Table of Regional Wildland Fire Networks and Centers (Business Meeting)

This informal Round Table was held at the end of the joint meetings and allowed exchange between regional network representatives, with a focus on:
- Establishment of Regional Fire Management Resource Centers
- Inter-regional cooperation.

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Environment and Security Initiative Regional Meeting for South Eastern Europe


31 March – 01 April 2014 Podgorica, Montenegro


Environment and Security Initiative Regional Meeting for South Eastern Europe was held from 31 March to 01 April 2014 in Podgorica, Montenegro. In the frame of the Regional Meeting, the session for the ENVSEC National Focal Points of SEE and delegates was held on 31 March. The Roundtable discussion with regional cooperation initiatives, programmes and partners and discussion by working groups was held next day. The working groups discussed for four topics: 1 “ENVSEC added value for SEE”; 2 “Reviewing environment and security priorities in SEE”, 3 “Further positioning ENVSEC in SEE” and 4 “Mapping potential partnerships and donor cooperation in SEE”.

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UNECE / FAO Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management


Geneva, 28-29 November 2013


The Forum was organized by The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC),Germany, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection, the Secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Council of Europe through its Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

The main aim of the Forum was to elaborate recommendations to UNECE member states to build resilience of nations and communities within the UNECE region to wildfire emergencies and disasters by enhancing national and collective regional fire management capability through international cooperation.

Also, on 27 November was organized a Preparatory meeting of the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists for the Forum: Business meeting of the UNECE / FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire.

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International Congress on Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia

11-12 November 2013, Novosibirsk, Russia


The International Congress on Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia was held at 11-12 November in Novosibirsk, Russia. This international event bring together prestigious experts from all over the world, representatives of emergency services, forest managers and land management authorities, government and non-government organizations participating in forest protection and responsible for development of new strategies in forest fire management. They discussed the issues of wildland fire management in Russia and throughout the Eurasian region and their impact and significance towards climate change. One of the aims of the congress was to stimulate a cross boundary exchange of fire management experience and to contribute to the decision making process in this area on an international level.

The Congress was organized in partnership with the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) in the frame of the bilateral Russian-German Cooperation in Sustainable Forest Management.

Also, in the same time with the Congress, the first International Exhibition for Forest Fire Fighting and Protection was held 11-13 November 2013 at Novosibirsk Expocenter (Novosibirsk, Russia), within the bounds of the project Forest Fire Fighting Technologies. Ecology. Climate – 2013.

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The GREEN STAR Awards 2013


2 September 2013, Geneve


A select group of outstanding individuals and organisations from around the world, who have confronted environmental emergencies ranging from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Hurricane Sandy, to forest fires and climate change, were honoured on 2 September 2013 as recipients of the third Green Star Awards.


The biennial Green Star Awards are a joint initiative between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Green Cross International and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


This year’s winners are:

• Kenya Red Cross Society
• Joint award: Prof Nikola Nikolov (Macedonia), Mr Sundar Prasad Sharma (Nepal), Prof Sergiy Zibtsev (Ukraine)
• Mayor of Katsurao Village, Mr Masahide Matsumo (Japan)
• New York City Hurricane Sandy Debris Removal Task Force
• Joint award: World Wildlife Fund and the American Red Cross
• Sir David Attenborough

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From left: Prof Sergiy Zibtsev (Ukraine), Mr Sundar Prasad Sharma (Nepal), Prof. Johann G. Goldammer (GFMC-Germany) and Prof. Nikola Nikolov (Macedonia)

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The winners with: the President Mikhail Gorbachev; Alexander Likhotal Green Cross- Presiden, Rashid Khalikov OCHA Geneva– Director; Wendy Cue UNEP-Chief of Section and Jean Michel Cousteau.


“Forest fire coordination simulation exercise”


Cham Chiflik, Strumica 16.05.2013


In the frame of the UNDP project “Emergency Coordination Support to Municipality of Strumica” the “Forest fire coordination simulation exercise” was held at 16.05.2013 in Cham Chiflik municipality of Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. It was joint activity between: Municipality of Strumica, UNDP of in Skopje, Directorate for protection and rescue from Skopje, Red Cross-Strumica and NGO “Planetum”-Strumica. In the exercise were engage more than 70 participants from the above mentioned institutions and organizations. For each part of the scenario of the exercise there was evaluators and on the end joint analyzes of the exercise was done.

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Aerial Fire Fighting Conference


10th ‐ 11th April 2013, Aix‐en‐Provence France


This conference and exhibition brought together international government procurement and operational officers, civil organizations, international manufacturers, operators and service providers to discuss and debate the latest techniques, technologies and platforms available to tackle the specific and persistent threat of wildfires.

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International Symposium on Strategy Development of Advanced Forest International Symposium on Strategy Development of Advanced Forest Fire Policy and Organization


15-16 January 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea


This symposium was hosted by the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and co-sponsored by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), with inputs of the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire and the UNISDR Regional Southeast Europe and Eurasia Wildland Fire Networks.

BACKGROUND
A global assessment of recent large fires suggests the application of more balanced and comprehensive forest fire management approaches that better integrate fire-related considerations into natural resource management strategies at the landscape scale. Lessons from the catastrophic fires remind also that fire suppression should be considered as one of the several fire fields such as fire prevention, safe fire use, forest fire preparedness, suppression, and restoration of damaged area. And simple and clear jurisdiction is needed for avoiding and decreasing the unwanted fire effects. This symposium may wish to discuss how to enhance the integration of fire management to broader sustainable forest-use, how to establish long-term strategy for forest fire policy and organization and how to achieve the goal of simple and clear jurisdiction.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the symposium include: - To discuss global and national level issues and concerns of forest fire paradigms and management, especially future forest fire strategy considering global change - To share knowledge and experiences in building enhanced forest fire capacity and inter-agency cooperation in fire management, in order to develop effective forest fire mitigation and response.

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International Seminar on Forest Fires Management – Experiences and Lessons Learned


Serbia, Belgrade, 10 - 11 October 2012


As a result of the large number of forest fires, their social, economic and impact of the health of the population of the South East European region, from 10 to 11 October 2012, in Belgrade- SERBIA was held ”International Seminar on Forest Fires Management – Experiences and Lessons Learned”.
On the Seminar attended representatives from eight countries of the region and large number of representatives of national and international institutions and organisations including Global Fire Monitoring Center (Freiburg) and Regional Fire Monitoring Center (Skopje).

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Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reductionin the South Caucasus - Azerbaijan


Forest Fire Management Training Qafqaz Resort Hotel,
Gabala Region 24-26 September 2012 and
Second National Round Table on Forest Fire Management Landmark III, Baku 27 September 2012


In the South Caucasus the extent of damage of the wildfires is attributed to the limited capacity in fire management of agencies dealing with fire prevention and response. To assist countries in addressing these issues in 2009-2011 OSCE in partnership with the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) initiated and implemented two phases of the ENVSEC-funded project – „Enhancing National Capacity of Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus“.
In the frame of the project, with the participation of the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) and experts from the the UNISDR Regional SE Europe / Caucasus Wildland Fire Network, regional training courses were organized in Borjomi,Georgia (2009) and Antalya, Turkey (2010). The last one was organized in Gabala, Azerbaijan,24-26 September 2012. Also, Local and Second National Round Table on Fire Management was held in Gabala (26 September) and Baku (27 September).

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Joint Meetings of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG), International Liaison Committee (ILC) for the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, and the International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG), Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)


Germany, Freiburg, 29 June-03 July 2012


Traditionally, Joint Meetings of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG), International LiaisonCommittee (ILC) for the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, and theInternational Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG) were organized by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Freiburg, Germany from 29 June to 3 July 2012. The meetings were organized in cooperation with and supported by theUN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Forestry and Timber Section,Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA), Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations University (UNU) and Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). Around 40 representatives of international institutions and organizations from all of the world took participations of the meetings.

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1st International Conference on Wildfire in Natural Resources Lands


Iran, Gorgan, 26-27 October 2011


The 1st International Conference on Wildfire in Natural Resources Landswasorganized from 26 to 27 October in Gorgan-Iran with participation of more than 200 participants from Iran and nine other countries. The Regional Southeast European/Caucasus Wildland Network and Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) were presented bay Prof. Nikola Nikolov, Prof. ErtugrulBilgili and PhD. IoanninsMitsopoulus.

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Training, Conference and National Round Table


Armenia, Yerevan, 12-14 September 2011


Following the conclusions and recommendations of the OSCE-led Environmental Assessment Mission to fire affected territories inand around the Nagorno-Karabakh region from September 2006, many activities in terms of forest fire protection were conducted. One of them is the Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus ENVSEC Initiative project.

In collaboration between:the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Ministry of emergency situations of Republic of Armenia (MESRA) and Regional Fire Monitoring Center of the Regional Southeast European/Caucasus WildlanFire Network (RFMC-RSE/CWFN), an Training on Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus ENVSEC Initiative project (September 12-13, 2011, Kapan, Armenia) and FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENTConference and National Round Table, September 14th, 2011Yerevan, Armenia, were organized.

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The 5th International Wildland Fire Conference


South Africa, Sun City, 9-13 May 2011


The 5th International Wildland Fire Conference was held in Sun City-South Africa, 9-13 May 2011 with title: “Living with Fire – Addressing Global Change through Integrated Fire Management”.Close to 500 wildfire experts from 61 countries participated on the 5th International Wildfire Conference.

The conference produced the document following mammoth regional discussions in which the delegates pledged to work together in taking steps to control the growing phenomenon of wildfire in their communities and across the world.

The Regional Fire Monitoring Center of the Regional Southeast Europe / Caucasus Wildland Fire Network (RFMC-RSE/CWFN) was part of the Conference and there were four delegates from the regional network: Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. They had an active role in the work of the Conference (with separate presentations in the frame of the Regional Session V), and the overview of the regional activities was given through the Regional poster, as well.

More: http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/southafrica-2011.html
         http://www.wildfire2011.org/news.php

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Advanced Seminar in Wildland Fire Management


Antalya, Turkey, 1-4 March 2010


As a result of the previous activities of the Regional Southeast European/Caucasus Wildland Fire Netvork, an Multilateral Advanced Regional Seminar in Wildland Fire Management was conducted in Antalya, Turkey, 1-3 March 2010. The host of the event was the General Directorate of Forestry (OrmanGenelMüdürlügü, Ankara) but also in cooperation with and co-sponsored by Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC), the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) / United Nations University (UNU), Faculty of Forestry, KaradenizTeknikÜniversitesi, (Trabzon, Turkey), the UNISDR Regional Southeast Europe Wildland Fire Network and the UNECE / FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire.

About 30 participants from the region and adjoining countries have taken participation of the meeting: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Russian Federation and Turkey.

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