Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency

Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency
Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı (AFAD)
Agency overview
Formed 2009
Jurisdiction Government of Turkey
Headquarters Dumlupınar Bulvarı No: 159 (Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km) Çankaya Ankara
Agency executive Disaster and Emergency Management Director-General, Ejder Kaya
Website
www.afad.gov.tr/ afad.gov.tr/ www.afad.gov.tr/

Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey[1],(Turkish: Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı, AFAD) established in 2009 to take necessary measures for an effective emergency management and civil protection issues Turkish nationwide. The presidency conducts; pre-incident works such as preparedness, mitigation and risk management, during incident works such as response, post incident works such as recovery and reconstruction. AFAD is affiliated to the Turkish Prime Ministry.

Amongst the Governmental, NGO and private institutions, presidency provides coordination, formulates policies and implements policies.

In a Disaster and Emergency situation the AFAD is the only responsible organization.


History

Two consecutive major earthquakes in 1999 became the turning point in disaster management in Turkey. Pre-disaster measures came into the agenda of the government and country, together with these earthquakes. Turkey's Disaster Management System was mainly focused on the post-disaster period and there were no incentives or legislations to encourage risk analysis or risk reduction approaches before these earthquakes. Both the academic and the technical authorities agreed that the country?s strong need was, to develop pre-disaster precautions covering a revised legislation and administrative restructuring

By the Act 29/5/2009 dated and No.5902 Establishment of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency; General Directorate of Turkey Emergency Management under Prime Ministry, General Directorate of Civil Defence under Ministry of Interior , General Directorate of Disaster Affairs under Ministry of Public Works and Settlement were closed. Three core institutions have unified under single independent authority with the act adopted by the parliament and entered into force in June, 2009. The name of the new institution is Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.(AFAD)

References

  1. ^ AFAD's website in English reviewed in 10.11.2011

External links

Official website (Turkish)



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Presidency of Barack Obama — 44th President of the United States Incumbent Assumed office January …   Wikipedia

  • Presidency of Hugo Chávez — Venezuela under the presidency of Hugo Chávez (1999 present) has seen sweeping and radical shifts in social policy, moving away from the government officially embracing a free market economy and neoliberal reform principles and towards quasi… …   Wikipedia

  • State of emergency — For other uses, see State of emergency (disambiguation). A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend some normal functions of the executive, legislative and judicial powers, alert citizens to change their normal behaviours …   Wikipedia

  • Multinational and Regional Organizations — ▪ 2009       In mid November 2008, leaders of the Group of 20 (G 20) major advanced and emerging economies met in Washington, D.C., to discuss the growing global financial crisis. At this summit and at a meeting of G 20 finance ministers held a… …   Universalium

  • Media and Publishing — ▪ 2007 Introduction The Frankfurt Book Fair enjoyed a record number of exhibitors, and the distribution of free newspapers surged. TV broadcasters experimented with ways of engaging their audience via the Internet; mobile TV grew; magazine… …   Universalium

  • Draining and development of the Everglades — Satellite image of the northern Everglades with developed areas in 2001, including the Everglades Agricultural Area (in red), Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3, a …   Wikipedia

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering — ▪ 2009 Introduction Architecture       For Notable Civil Engineering Projects in work or completed in 2008, see Table (Notable Civil Engineering Projects (in work or completed, 2008)).        Beijing was the centre of the world of architecture… …   Universalium

  • Aviation accidents and incidents — Thunderbird 1st year Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejected from his USAF F 16 aircraft at an airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on September 14, 2003. While performing a Reverse Half Cuban Eight, Stricklin realized he could not pull up …   Wikipedia

  • RELIGIOUS LIFE AND COMMUNITIES — Jews UNDER OTTOMAN RULE The Jews of the pre Zionist old yishuv, both sephardim (from the Orient) and ashkenazim (of European origin), dedicated their lives to the fulfillment of religious precepts: the study of the torah and the meticulous… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Food and Drug Administration — FDA redirects here. For other uses, see FDA (disambiguation). Food and Drug Administration Agency overview Formed 1906 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.