Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries

EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

National Programme Coordinators are the first contact points, and permanent and active partners in the implementation of the Programme. They are appointed by the key beneficiaries and present main interlocutors for the Programme team. Meetings of National Programme Coordinators are organised once per year and they usually precede the Steering Committee meetings, with an aim to address and clarify any operational and technical issues, and to provide inputs to the Steering Committee members necessary for the strategic decision-making and to the endorsement of the Programme Work Plans. The National Programme Coordinators  have also been recognised as the National Training Coordinators in the context of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

The PPRD East 2 National Programme Coordinators are:

Armenia Mr Arthur Muradyan, Head of the Disaster Consequences Abolishment Organization and Population Protection Department of the Rescue Service of MES of Armenia,


Azerbaijan Mr Jeyhun Isgandarli, Senior Advisor of International Relations Department, Ministry of Emergency Situations,


Belarus Ms Svetlana Shotskaya, Head of the Sector of International Projects, Ministry of Emergency Situation,


Georgia Mr Giorgi Ghibradze, Director of the National Crisis Management Centre, Emergency Management Service of Georgia,


Moldova Mr Alexandr Tatarov, Main specialist, Operations Division of General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of  Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova,


Ukraine Mr Nazar Boryshkevych, Deputy Head of International Cooperation Department State Emergency Service,