TECHNICAL VISIT TO THE WHITE HELMETS COMMISSION ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
On behalf of the Director, Brigadier Joyce C Sitienei, Ms. Monica Musyoni represented IPSTC at the White Helmets Commission, in the Argentine Republic from 4-9 November 2022.
The purpose of the technical visit to the Argentine Republic was to participate as observers in the Comprehensive Workshop on Skills in Emergencies, the 9th United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Consultative Meeting for the Americas, and the 21st International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) regional meeting with a view to learn and adopt best practices in Disaster Risk Management for the benefit of our institutions, and the Government and the people of the Republic of Kenya. They reviewed and adopted the report of the WHC technical visit to Kenya. To the most reasonable extent, explored the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) and the WHC. They also deliberated on and set the stage for the immediate short and medium-term mutual areas of collaboration.
During the visit, the delegation was honoured to meet and have discussions with Ambassador Dr. Sabina Frederic, President of the Agency for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, White Helmets Commission (WHC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship and H.E. Esteban Chala, National Director of Civil Protection, Ministry of Security, among other key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) officials in the Argentine Republic and in the larger Americas Region.