The list of approved members for the GRG from 2018 to 2020











 Co-Chair of GRG, Mr. David Sochor and Mr. Anwar Abdullah 

Name Country Position Email address
David Sochor Switzerland  Co-Chair
Anwar Abdullah Singapore Co-Chair
Annika Coll Spain Member 
Sebastian Mocarquer Chile Member
Silvia Ballen Colombia Member
Johnny Ramírez Zumbado Costa Rica Member
David Lewis Australia Member
Paul Burns New Zealand Member
Chen Hong China Member
Mohammed Alshahrani Saudi Member
Firas Falah Abu Al Sondos Jordan Member;;
Samghouli Soufian  Morocco  Member
Belit Tasdemir Turkey Member
Martin Evers Netherlands  Member
Vasily Evseev Russia Member; 



 The 7th GRG meeting took place from 3 to 5 February in Geneva

Chairman Summary

Annex A – Feedback on INSARAG Guidelines 2020

Annex B – Shifting of Selected Annexes, Forms and Checklists

Annex C – Updates to (INSARAG Guidelines, TRL, Guidance Notes


Salient Pointers: Co-Chairmanship Working Model – GRG 2020

GRG 2020_ Co-Chair Write-up document



The 6th GRG Meeting took place from 9 to 11 December 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands

Chairman Summary

Coverning Note on TRL and Guidance Notes

Annex C _ TRL Navigation Overview



The 5th GRG Meeting took place from 6 to 8 October 2019 in Santiago de Chile, Chile


Meeting Opening

Chairman Summary

GRG Anney A proposal for coour coding system

Key Takeaways for GRG TWG Meeting




Final version of the 3rd GRG Meeting Chairman Summary which took place from 4 to 8 February in Geneva during the Humanitarian Network Partnership Week (HNPW)

3rd GRG Meeting Chairman Summary


4th Meeting of GRG, 12-14 June 2019, Singapore

The INSARAG Guidelines Review Group(GRG) Meeting hosted by the Co-Chair, Singapore, is taking place this week with 15 expert participants from 11 countries representing the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle-East, and the Asia-Pacific regional groups. The INSARAG Steering Group as directed the GRG to conduct the 5 yearly extensive review and consultations with the global network for a version 2020-25, and to be launched at the 30th Anniversary of INSARAG in Warsaw, Poland in October 2020.

The INSARAG Guidelines are the cornerstone of the globally accepted global standards as endorsed by UN GA 57/150 of 16 December 2002 and guides member countries on urban seach and rescue(USAR) preparedness and response arrangements.  

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The GRG 2020 also apprised the TLs on the overall plan and current status of work. 

In the breakout session, the GRG 2020 will engage the TLs on the matter of the Technical Guidance Reference Library/Best Practice. Regular engagement and close coordination with the INSARAG Working Groups is imperative to the achievement of the objective of a comprehensive reviewed Guidelines.  The outcome of this engagement will be captured in the chairman’s summary and be shared with the INSARAG Network.

Guidelines Review WG update