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.

The PPRD East 2 Steering Committee is the decision-making body of the Programme, composed of one senior level representative from each Partner County, one National Programme Coordinator who is the first contact point and permanent and active partner in the implementation of the Programme, and representatives of the European Union. The Steering Committee meets once a year to steer the Programme, give an opinion on progress reports or other relevant documents developed by the Programme, and to endorse the work plan for the coming implementation period. Meetings of National Programme Coordinators will usually precede the Steering Committee meetings, with an aim to address and clarify any operational and technical issues related to the implementation of the Programme, and to provide inputs to the Steering Committee members necessary for the strategic decision-making and to the endorsement of the Work Plan. Whenever possible, and with an aim to attract and provide opportunity for EU Member States to participate at the Steering Committee meetings and to be actively involved in the Programme implementation, the PPRD East 2 Steering Committee meetings will be organised back-to-back with the EU Civil Protection Committee meetings.

Members of the PPRD East 2 Steering Committee from Partner Countries are:

Armenia Mr Artavazd Davtyan, Deputy Director of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, r/s colonel

Azerbaijan Mr Samadaga Samadov, Deputy Head of Chief Department of Operations of the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Belarus Mr Gennady Lasuta, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations

Georgia Mr Shalva Kvinikhidze, Head of International Relation Unit Emergency Management Service of Georgia

Moldova Mr Ghenadie Barbu, Head of the Coordination Planning and Operation Directorate General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Ministry of Internal Affairs

Ukraine Mr Oleg Melchutskyi, First Deputy Head of the State Emergency Service