Dear INSARAG Focal Points and Partners,

On 04-05 November 2020 the INSARAG Secretariat is organizing an INSARAG technical After-Action Review on the USAR response in Lebanon, following the port explosions that occurred in August 2020.

We are pleased to invite you to this event that will be conducted virtually to allow the network to connect to an online platform.

Physical participation in Geneva is limited to the moderators and presenters only, due to the travels restrictions and limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting will take place through Webex and we will send the link to registered participants a few days before the meeting starts.

You are cordially invited to register to the meeting, prior to the event, via the following link:

The After-Action Review will be divided into five sessions covering three main categories of the response:

  • USAR Coordination Cell, USAR Operations and lessons in a pandemic response;
  • INSARAG Coordination and Information Management Systems;
  • Damage Assessment Coordination Center.

For more details we kindly recommend reading the concept note attached Link


We also encourage you to review the documents and reports related to the Lebanon response available on the Virtual OSOCC, ahead of the meeting.


We look forward to your contributions and we thank you in advance for your time to take part in this event.


Should you have any questions, please contact Winston Chang ( or Stefania Trassari (