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INSARAG Team Leaders Meeting 2018, Bucharest, Romania

The INSARAG Team Leaders meeting took place from 19 to 21 September 2018 in Bucharest, Romania with 58 countries and organizations.

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Kobo Toolbox training in Dombóvár, Tolna County, Hungary

  • An international Kobo Toolbox training was held in Dombóvár, Tolna County, Hungary between 4-7 September 2018

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Final report: KoBo Training of Trainers 8.-9.5.2018, Finland

During this course, that was designed to answer the need of USAR/INSARAG community for training in the KoBo Toolbox, the learning objectives were successfully achieved. Overall, the training event demonstrated great collaboration between people and organizations.

Please find attached the final report of the course, including participant feedback. Also, please find attached the course photo.

 Course photo KoBo Training

New checklist version July 2018

Following the INSARAG Steering Group(ISG) Meeting 2018 in February, INSARAG teams undergoing the IEC/R from 1st July 2018 will have to demonstrate USAR Coordination and use of technologies for data collection/analysis using Information Management tools and systems.

The self-explanatory updated and improved checklist attached, and designed by the INSARAG Secretariat facilitates the work of the teams and classifiers. Please note that the ISG directed that all IEC/Rs from 1 July 2018 this checklist is IN FORCE and team have to adopt this checklist in their respective classification/re-classification exercises.

If you have further questions on this, please contact the Secretariat at

Thank you.