Draft Programme Team Leaders Meeting v04012023

Dear INSARAG Focal Points, 

On behalf of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the INSARAG Secretariat is pleased to invite suitable operational members from your organization to participate in the annual INSARAG Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team Leaders (TLs) Meeting.  

This year, the TLs meeting will take place from 28 February to 2 March 2023 in Singapore. TLs meetings provide an opportunity for all registered international USAR Team Leaders to discuss technical issues relating to training, good practice and lessons learned from previous USAR operations and exercises. 

We seek your support in nominating suitable members from your respective organizations to participate in the TLs meeting.  

This TLs meeting is open to the global network of experienced USAR practitioners who respond to collapsed-structure incidents domestically and internationally and whose input, advice and experience serve to improve the operational capabilities of international USAR response.  

Nominated participants are requested to start registering in the Virtual OSOCC through the following link: https://vosocc.unocha.org/Reg/7919_INSARAGTeamLeadersMeeting_Singapore2023.html

IMPORTANT: As the host has catered for 100 global participants, kindly note that Team Leaders of USAR teams and Working Groups will be prioritized if registration is oversubscribed. The INSARAG Secretariat will notify successful applicants by email after the deadline. We will consider case by case any additional participants from the same team/organization.

 Should you require further information on this meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us at insarag@un.org

Kind regards,

The INSARAG Secretariat

Emergency Response Section (ERS)

Response Support Branch (RSB) I Coordination Division

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Palais des Nations

CH – 1211 Geneva 10