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Workshop on locust contingency plans in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA), 21-23 October 2015, Pushkin, Russia

Provisional Agenda:

Opening

1. Opening address

2. Presentation and expectations of the participants

Session 1: Objectives, challenges and approach

3. Purpose and expected results of the workshop

4. Existing legislation, contingency plans and other tools for risk management at the national level (countries' presentation)

5. Sharing the experience from western and north-western Africa

6. Key concepts on risk management

7. Methodological approach for risk management and locust contingency planning

Session 2: Defining threat levels and related responses

8. Definition of various threat levels/scenarios (Working groups)

9. A key transition: from low-/medium-risk scenarios to medium-/high-risk scenarios (crisis) and related components of the contingency plan (Working groups)

Session 3: Locust prevention contingency plan

10. Presentation of the Locust prevention contingency plan (LPCP), its structure and content (proposed canvass):
- Main actor responsible for its implementation: the national service/center in charge of locust management
- Organization for locust monitoring and control in the respect of human health and environmental aspects
- Required human, operational and financial means according to scenarios
- Return of experience (REX)

Session 4: Locust emergency contingency plan

11. Presentation of the Locust emergency contingency plan (LECP), its structure and content (proposed canvass)
- Activation of the Locust emergency contingency plan (responsibility)
- An interministerial management requiring a coordination body
- Required human, operational and financial means according to scenarios
- Return of experience (REX)

12. National Coordination Body (NCB):

- Mandate and composition of the NCB

- Responsibilities and tasks of the NCB units (Working groups)

Session 5: Next steps

13. Countries' feedback on the workshop, conclusion and recommendations

14. Identification of next steps

Closing

15. Closure address

 

Documents

Provisional Agenda

Provisional Timetable

Item 1-Introduction

Item 2-Information expected from participants

Item 6-Key concepts of risk management

Item 7-Methodological approach for locust contingency planning

Items 10 & 11-Contingency Plan: canvas