The Special Republican Team of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus hosted a regional USAR Coordination Course from 31 July to 4 August in Minsk, Belarus. The event was organized and co-facilitated by the Special Republican Team, EMERCOM of Russia and OCHA’s Field Coordination Support Section and the Coordination and Response Division. It brought together 15 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. The training delivery methods included presentations, practical exercises, plenary discussions, group work, as well as a simulation exercise to conclude the course. While the language of instruction for the theoretical part was Russian, the simulation exercise was conducted in English.

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