• Friday, 01 December 2023

Ministry of Interior Inaugurates Training and Crisis Management Institute to Enhance Disaster Preparedness

Ministry of Interior Inaugurates Training and Crisis Management Institute to Enhance Disaster Preparedness

New institute aims to aid citizens during natural disasters and crises, benefiting from German expertise

Erbil - In a momentous ceremony held on Sunday, June 4, 2023, the Ministry of Interior's General Directorate of Crisis Management officially inaugurated a state-of-the-art Training and Crisis Management Institute.

The event was attended by esteemed dignitaries, including the Minister of Interior, Rebar Ahmad, as well as the governors of Erbil, Duhok, and Sulaymaniyah, Omed Khoshnaw, Ali Tatar, and Haval Abu Bakr, respectively. Notable representatives from Germany, including the Deputy Interior Minister, the Deputy Consul General, and the President of THW, were also present.

The primary focus of the newly established Institute of Training and Crisis Management is to provide assistance to citizens during natural disasters and other emergency situations. Leveraging the expertise and experience gained from German counterparts, the institute aims to enhance the preparedness of government employees, volunteers, and rapid response teams.

At the inauguration ceremony, a captivating practical demonstration showcasing earthquake response techniques was presented, underscoring the importance of the institute's mission. By employing German best practices, the Institute for Training and Crisis Management will equip individuals with the necessary skills to effectively handle crises, mitigate risks, and safeguard lives and property in the Kurdistan Region.

The Institute of Training and Crisis Management assumes a pivotal role in raising awareness and building response capacity among citizens. Through comprehensive training programs, the institute will provide instruction in crisis and disaster preparedness, rescue operations, and essential first aid techniques. By empowering individuals with knowledge and skills, the institute aims to cultivate a resilient community capable of effectively managing and responding to various emergencies.

The inauguration of the Training and Crisis Management Institute signals the Kurdistan Region's unwavering dedication to bolstering its disaster response capabilities. By fostering a culture of preparedness and proactively addressing potential threats, the region takes a significant step forward in safeguarding its population and minimizing the impact of emergencies.

As the institute commences its operations, it is poised to become a beacon of hope, providing citizens with the necessary skills and resources to face adversities head-on. Through collaborative efforts and continuous learning, the Kurdistan Region will be better equipped to navigate crises and emerge stronger as a united community.

By Kobin Ferhad