Bezmialem Foundation University organized the “International Disaster – 14 Congress” during 31 October – 2 November 2014 in Istanbul. The congress brought together more than 200 participants from academia, local and national government organizations, non-governmental organizations and national and international experts. During the first day of the congress, technical courses have been provided to students and other interested persons in different fields of disaster management.
The congress is officially started on November 1 with an opening ceremony. During the two-day of the congress, numerous presentations have been made on the activities of national and international organizations as well as civil society organizations on the various aspects of disaster response and training activities. The topics covered during the congress included, among others, disaster response equipment and standards, rescue operation and good practices, disaster logistics and logistics management, and research dogs and trainings. During the congress, SESRIC made a presentation on the activities of the Centre and presented some of the outcomes of the report titled “Managing Disasters and Conflicts in OIC Countries”, which was prepared jointly by the Islamic Development Bank and SESRIC.
Further information on the congress can be found at: http://kongre.bezmialem.edu.tr/en/Home