On 13 November 2020 at the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction the 9th meeting of the Center Council has been conducted under the chairmanship of the Kazakh party.
The Minister for Emergency Situations of the Republic Kazakhstan Y. Ilyin, the Minister for Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic B. Azhikeev, as well as a representative of Afghanistan as a Center’ state-observer – Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Kazakhstan Azizulla Omar participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Council members have presented outputs of Center activity in 2020 and priority directions of activities for 2021, as well as information on implementation of Strategy of Center capacity building for 2019-2021.
The participants of the meeting were greatly interested in the priority areas of the Center for 2021, such as promoting the integration of early warning systems in case of earthquakes, introducing innovative information and communication technologies in disaster risk management and developing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
During the speech, the Minister for Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. B. Azhikeev noted, that the Center currently poses as a platform to solve issues on disaster risk reduction and strengthening the capacity for disaster response preparedness not only on territories of two countries, but also on the regional level.
Mr. B. Azhikeev also paid attention to take into account epidemiological and other unexpected situations during the practical implementation of priority directions of the Center for 2021 and subsequent years.
During the meeting, the Director of the Center informed participants about programs and projects in the field of disaster risk reduction and adaptation on climate change, implemented by the Center jointly with UN agencies, international and non-governmental organizations.The Center Council members positively appreciated outcomes, achieved by Center in 2020.