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2019

Technical assistance for forest fire management in Algeria

Algérie

Titre : Technical assistance for forest fire management in Algeria

Pays /Région : Algérie

Code projet : OSRO/ALG/901/JPN

Durée : 19/03/2019-01/10/2020

Objectif (s) : * (i) To implement a multi-year fire management plan, integrating all partners involved in forest fire management at the national level. * (ii) To test innovative techniques that are utilized in other countries in the Mediterranean basin and adapt them to the Algerian context.

Activités _* Developed a National Fire Management Plan through an inter-service steering committee, which was established by the project, and by conducting a cross-sectoral consultation.
* Trained 12 representatives from DGF, National Gendarmerie and General Directorate of Civil Protection on techniques to investigate the causes of forest fires, who will then replicate the training for other staff and students at the National School of Forestry of Batna.
* Provided trainers, DGF and National School of Forestry at Batna with six sets of forest fire management tools, with each set including one bag containing metallic flags, one hammer, one anemometer, one thermometer, one GPS unit, one roll of caution tape and one jacket.
* Developed technical standards for forest fire prevention, including standards for firewall trenches, forest tracks (i.e. rudimentary roads), water points and lookout posts.
* Trained 20 trainers (ten officers from DGF and ten officers from the General Directorate of Civil Protection) on return on experience (REX), i.e. review of past forest fire interventions to gather lessons learned. Each trainer will go on to train one team in each wilaya of the country.
* Produced three practical guides on forest fire response, investigating the causes of forest fires and REX.
* Installed a geographic information system (GIS) station at DGF Headquarters.
* Equipped a classroom at the National School of Forestry at Batna with a laptop computer, desktop computer, video projector, camera and furniture.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Directorate of Forests (DGF), National Gendarmerie and General Directorate of Civil Protection.

Bénéficiaires : Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, DGF, National Gendarmerie, General Directorate of Civil Protection and the National School of Forestry at Batna, including 32 staff representatives.

Financement : Japan
Contribution : USD 178 571

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