EU-funded PPRD South 3 brings support to Algerian Civil Protection in disaster management
July 14, 2020
The EU-funded PPRD South 3 project held an online meeting on 8 July, in parallel with virtual bi-monthly meetings with the national focal points of its partner countries. It brought together representatives of Algerian institutions, including the Algerian Civil Protection and experts from the Directorate of Italian Civil Protection and the Italian Research Institute CIMA.
The meeting focused on DEWETRA, a warning system based on the four pillars identified by Sendai framework: knowledge of the risks, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of disasters, communication and capacity of public and private organizations to respond to calls. This tool concentrates in a single system all the information related to the various risks (fires, floods etc.) and allows also a real-time exchange of data, while respecting the ownership of the information.
A presentation of myDEWETRA was made as well as a demonstration of the services available on the basis of Algerian scenarios such as the rains and floods of August 2019 and the forest fires that occurred in August 2017.
The CIMA foundation is a research center bringing together the Italian Civil Protection and the University of Genoa. Its mandate is to assist the Italian Civil Protection with scientific and technical support in disaster management.
The overall objective of EU-funded PPRD South 3 is to contribute to increasing resilience and reducing the social, economic and environmental costs of natural and man-made disasters in the ENP South region, based on the results of the PPRD South Program and the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).