Twenty-seven Emergency Specialists from Central Africa countries, including Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa Republic and Chad, were trained on the UNDAC methodology in Yaounde, Cameroun from 24 June to 1 July. The UNDAC Emergency Response Methodology Training was organized in collaboration with OCHA’s Regional Office for Western and Central Africa (ROWCA) and the Economic Commission for Central Africa Countries (ECCAS).
Participants undertook a desktop exercise during a three-day simulation in a fictitious country affected by floods. Participants were divided in four teams, each tasked to work in an OSOCC, simulating the deployment of an emergency response team. The training also included sessions facilitated by UNHCR, IOM and the Red Cross. The UNDAC training is part of a joint OCHA / ECCAS initiative to build a sub-regional emergency response capacity across central Africa.