CMDR COE held the Disaster Management Course from 16 to 20 May 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The aim of the course involved the acquisition of basic knowledge related to disasters as a phenomenon, the disaster management process and its close relation to the risk management process, as well as the main players and mechanisms in disaster response.
The Course audience comprised multinational experts with extensive experience in various areas of expertise.
CMDR COE welcomed representatives of a wide array of organizations such as Canadian Department of National Defence, 2nd Logistics Regiment of Logistics Command of Finland, NATO Modeling & Simulation Centre of Excellence, Local Authorities from Polygyros Municipality in Greece, the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, Research Institute based in Turkey, Bulgarian Ministry of Defence, Defence Staff, Land Forces Command and CIMIC Company, National Military University "Vasil Levski" and Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior.
The CMDR COE team would like to express their special appreciation and gratitude to the guest speakers for delivering presentations on NATO Civil Emergency Planning, United Nations Role in Disaster Response, European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, the role of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and Civil-Military Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance through the United States Perspective.
The assigned learning objectives were fully covered contributing to achieving the course aim which was proved by comparing the initial test and the outgoing test results.
Registration for CMDR COE’s next event - Crisis Response Operations Planning Professional Development Course is now open.
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