On behalf of the Government of Turkey and the National Disaster Management Authority (AFAD), the INSARAG Secretariat is pleased to invite your INSARAG AEME focal points to participate in the INSARAG Africa – Europe - Middle East Regional Meeting. The meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 14 to 15 November 2017.

Regional Meetings are a gathering of international USAR policymakers, team leaders, and governmental representatives among others, to exchange information about technical and political USAR issues in the INSARAG context. The participants will discuss best practices and possible improvements in areas of interest. The primary participants in these meetings are expected to be the INSARAG Focal points and Heads of Departments in National Governments who are responsible for disaster management. You will find the provisional agenda of the Regional Meeting attached.

Registration is required in the Virtual OSOCC using this direct registration link: https://vosocc.unocha.org/VOLogin.aspx?suk=tp_4861_wid_0_tid_3_n41g3r57hm.

Attached as well the Agenda for the meeting.