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  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for the Caucasus and Central Asia OCHA ROCCA
    UN House, Fifth Floor 67 Tole bi Street
    050000 Almaty
    Kazakhstan

    Email: rocca@un.org
    Phone: +7 7272582643
    Website: http://www.unocha.org/rocca/

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for the Caucasus and Central Asia (OCHA ROCCA)

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http://www.unocha.org/rocca/

OCHA ROCCA improves levels of preparedness in the region through early warning and contingency planning, ensuring inclusion of all relevant key partners in the Caucasus and Central Asia. OCHA makes sure that Governments, civil society and international actors are well prepared, so that in the face of...

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Mission

OCHA ROCCA improves levels of preparedness in the region through early warning and contingency planning, ensuring inclusion of all relevant key partners in the Caucasus and Central Asia. OCHA makes sure that Governments, civil society and international actors are well prepared, so that in the face of slow- or sudden-onset emergencies, the entire humanitarian community joins efforts to assist affected people.

Disaster Reduction Goal

OCHA ROCCA promotes early coordination agreements on who does what in the likeliest disaster scenarios. By advancing disaster preparedness and regional cooperation, OCHA ROCCA reduces risks of suffering high losses in potential major disasters due to indecision or lack of response capacity.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

OCHA ROCCA provides the following preparedness assistance to UN Country Teams and wider humanitarian communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia:
• Inter-agency contingency planning (IACP): facilitate IACP workshops and support the development and endorsement of updated IACP documents
• Inter-agency simulation exercises to review/test IACP documents
• Thematic workshops aimed at strengthening information management in disaster preparedness and response, communications in emergency situations, etc.
• Placement of National Disaster Response Advisers in the region’s most vulnerable countries in support of UN Resident Coordinators, the wider humanitarian community, and the national disaster management authorities
• Strengthening local disaster response coordination mechanisms in the region’s most vulnerable countries

Membership in Key Networks

• Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee Task Force for Caucasus and Central Asia
• Tajikistan Rapid Emergency Assessment and Coordination Team (REACT) mechanism
• Kyrgyzstan Disaster Response Coordination Unit (DRCU)
• National Platforms in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan
• UN Country Teams in all countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia
• Extended Disaster Management Team in Armenia and Georgia

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

• Supporting disaster-prone countries through the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator system
• Supporting the launch of the Almaty Center for Disaster Response & Risk Reduction
• Enhancing a regional coordinated approach in collaboration with humanitarian actors, regional organizations and Member States
• Developing consistent, long-term strategies towards partnerships in the region involving key inter-governmental organizations, emerging donors and Member States

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

• Enhancing capacity to analyze vulnerability and evaluate risk factors in the region

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

• Supporting better information sharing in the region among humanitarian partners and national governments
• Promoting information management in disaster preparedness
• Supporting conferences and events pertaining to disaster risk reduction and preparedness
• Together with humanitarian partners in the region, promoting humanitarian principles, improve humanitarian space and increase Member States’ participation in humanitarian response

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

• Advocating to address global and underlying risk factors and promotion/support for early action on slow-onset disasters

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

• Promoting inter-agency action, fostering strong partnerships and raising awareness of disaster preparedness
• Supporting capacity-building, disaster preparedness and emergency response among humanitarian actors and with Governments in the most vulnerable countries

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