Regional and National Fire Management Consultation, Meetings and Trainings
This website links to key activities of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of Central Asia Eurasia and the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Cluster. The documentation starts in 2004 (bottom) and the most recent event is on top of this list.
One Billion Tree Campaign – Supported by UN Secretary General Ulaanbaatar. On 09 August 2022, as part of the ‘One Billion Trees’ national movement, President U.Khurelsukh and UN Secretary-General António Guterres today planted trees in the ‘Peacekeepers’ Garden’ at the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar city, accompanied by Dr. Oyunsanaa Byambasuren, Head of the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (RCAFMRC) and Director General, Department of Forest Policy and Coordination, Ministry for Environment and Tourism.
UNSG A. Guterres (left), President U. Khurelsukh (right), O. Byambasuren with shovel
New Dictionary on Disaster and Fire Safety published In addition, a new multilingual “Dictionary on Disaster and Fire Safety” (English, Japanese, Mongolian, Russian, French and German) was published in August 2022 by the School of Emergency, University of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs Mongolia, and the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia. Editors: Col. GANBAATAR Jamyansuren and Col. ARIUNAA Chadraabal (with foreword by GFMC); Ulaanbaatar, 331 p.
Landscape Fire Management Training for Protected Areas Personnel in Mongolia (2020) The training was conducted in the frame of the bilateral cooperation project between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia (MET) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) „Supporting Protected Areas for the Conservation of Ecosystem Services (SPACES)”. Online training by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Fire Management Resource Center – Central Asia Region (FMRC – CAR). Locations: Ulaanbaatar, including online training with GFMC; field demonstration in Batsumber soum, Tuv Province.
Opening of the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2015)
An official opening of the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) was held on 21 September 2015 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with delegations from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Meeting on Transboundary Fire Management (2015)
3rd Meeting on Transboundary Fire Management in follow up of Mongolian-Russian Government Agreement on Transboundary Fire Management Cooperation (signed in 2014) was organized by the Russian Forestry Agency, 15-16 June 2015, Ulan-Ude, Russia.
Mongolian representatives, led by Mr. Banzragch Tsesed, Head, Forest Policy Implementation Department, Ministry of Environment and Green Development and Tourism, Mongolia Russian representatives, led by Mr. Panfilov Alexander Victorovich, Deputy Head, Federal Forestry Agency, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Russian Federation
Fire Ecology and Management Course(2015) The first undergraduate training course on Fire Ecology and Management has been conducted for students of the National University of Mongolia (spring semester 2015), followed by the exercise of under canopy burning in Larch forests at the Udleg Forestry Research and Training Station (15-17 May 2015).
National Round Table “Strengthening Inter-Agency Cooperation in Fire Management” and preparation of setting up the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region and Field assessment of the 2015 spring fires in Eastern Mongolia, including transboundary fire between Mongolia and the Russian Federation
Between 5 and 8 May 2015 the National Round Table attended by the members of the National Coordination Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection (NCCFSFP) was held, followed by the field assessment of spring fires in Eastern Mongolia in 2015 by the Fire Management Resource Center-Central Asia Region (FMRC-CAR) and GFMC
Agreement on Cooperation in Transboundary Fire Management signed
On 3 September 2014, the agreement was signed by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Donskoy, and the Minister of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia, Ms. Sanjaasurengiyn Oyun, during the official visit of the Russian delegation headed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Mongolia.
Consultation on Transboundary Fire Management (2014)
Consultation on Transboundary Fire Management in preparation of Mongolian-Russian Government Agreement on Transboundary Fire Management Cooperation was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 09-10 June 2014.
From left to right: Ms. Oyun Sanjaasuren, Minister, Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, and Mr. Alexander V. Panfilov, Deputy Head, Federal Forestry Agency, Russia, and Mr. Igor A. Razumovsky, Roslesinforg, Russia.
National Seminar on Strengthening Fire Management in Mongolia (2014) The Seminar organized by the National Coordination Committee on Forest and Steppe Fire Protection (NCCFSFP), with the support of the GFMC; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 21-22 March 2014.
NCCFSFP Seminar participants, including Deputy Minister of Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia
UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management (2013)
The UNECE/FAO Regional Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management was organized by the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire through its Coordinator – the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Germany, and supported by the Council of Europe; United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 November 2013.
International Congress “Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia” (2013) International Congress “Forest Fire and Climate Change: Challenges for Fire Management in Natural and Cultural Landscapes of Eurasia” was held in conjunction with the International Exhibition for Forest Fire Fighting and Protection, organized by Siberia Expo and Leipziger Messe International (Germany). Novosibirsk, Russia, 11-12 November 2013.
UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Secretariat Foundation Meeting (2013)
The UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Meeting 2013 was held in Korea Forest Research Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23-25 October 2013. The meeting was hosted by the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and supported by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS). The establishment of the UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network to support international cooperation in wildland fire management in the Asia region has been suggested by the Korea Forest Service at the 4th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC), Spain, 2007. At the preparatory meetings of the Pan-Asia Network in 2009, 2011, and 2012 the establishment of the Pan-Asia Network was agreed upon by the four coordinators of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of the Asia region. They concluded that:
The Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network is a cluster of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia, representing 21 countries in the region. The secretariat has been established at the occasion of the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Conference in the Republic of Korea in 2013. Future conferences will take place in 4-yearly intervals scheduled half-way between the IWFCs.
Second “International Fire Management Week” (2013)
Second “International Fire Management Week” in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian Federation, organized by the GFMC and the Russian Federal Forest Service Rosleskhoz and the National Aerial Forest Fire Center Avialesookhrana in the frame of the “German-Russian Forest Fire Task Force” and the UNISDR Regional Eurasia Wildland Fire Network (UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire), with (a) Scientific Conference “Post-Fire Natural Regeneration of Forests in Siberia”, and (b) revisit of the Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment of 1993.
International Fire Management Week (2012)
“International Fire Management Week” in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian Federation in 1-10 September 2012, organized by the GFMC and the Russian Federal Forest Service Rosleskhoz and the National Aerial Forest Fire Center Avialesookhrana in the frame of the “German-Russian Forest Fire Task Force” and the UNISDR Regional Eurasia Wildland Fire Network (UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire), with (a) classroom and field training on prescribed burning for wildfire hazard reduction and conservation for practitioners, trainers and decision-makers, (b) Round Table on Fire Management, Krasnoyarsk Krai”, and (c) revisit of the Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment of 1993.
The First Joint Meeting on “Prevention and Fighting of transboundary fires” (2012)
The meeting was held in Khulunbuir city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, 15-18 April 2012. The meeting is intended to intensify the implementation of the Mongolian and Chinese Government resolution in 1999 on “Cooperation on fighting forest and steppe fires in border regions”.
Press release from National Emergency Agency of Mongolia (NEMA): Mongolian
Joint Meeting on Prevention of Industrial accidents and Natural disasters (2012) The 12th Joint Meeting of Mongolian-Russian governments, “Working together on Prevention, preparedness, and elimination the effects of natural disasters, industrial accidents”, was held in Ryazan city, Russia, 09-13 April 2012.
Press release from National Emergency Agency of Mongolia (NEMA): Mongolian
International Conference Forest Fires: Management and International Cooperation for Preventing Forest Fires in the APEC Region (2010) The International Conference “Forest Fires: Management and International Cooperation in Preventing forest Fires in APEC Region” was convened at the initiative of the Russian Federation in Khabarovsk, Russia, 4-6 October 2010. The conference aimed to strengthen cooperation between the emergency services of the APEC member economies in order to express readiness of the region to reduce the risks of wildfire disasters. 53 representatives from 8 APEC member economies and key experts from the world, including the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and representatives of the Global Wildland Fire Network, took part in this event.
Regional Conference on Cross-Border Fires (2010)
The “International Conference on Cross-Border Forest Fires and Cooperation in their Suppression” was hosted by the government of Russia, supported by GFMC, UNISDR, and the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire, with the participation of government agencies of China, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Korea, and the USA. The conference was held in Irkutsk, Russian Federation, 16-18 June 2010.
Participation in the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network (initiated in 2009)
Besides the role of the Central Asian network as one of six networks within the region of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE) (see also: UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fire) it is now also belonging to one of four networks within the Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network, which was founded in the Republic of Korea in February 2009:
First International Central Asian Wildland Fire Joint Conference, Consultation and Forest Fire Experiment (2008)
The First International Central Asian Wildland Fire Conference “Wildland Fires in Natural Ecosystems of the Central Asian Region: Ecology and Management Implications” (2-6 June 2008, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) addressed the most pressing issues in Mongolia and neighboring countries. A second component was a consultation of the agencies and other stakeholders involved in fire management in Mongolia. The third element of the conference was devoted to demonstrate advanced techniques in fire management:
Regional Central Asia Fire Management Consultation and Study Tour (2005)
The next follow-up activity was a Regional Central Asia Fire Management Consultation and Study Tour in 2005 which brought together wildland fire management specialists from Central Asia: