|INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES
DELEGATION IN AZERBAIJAN
Development Programme for the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society
Well-functioning Red Cross/RedCrescent Societies that can mobilize support and carry
out their humanitarian mission, contributing to the building of civil society. This is
one of the main directions in the Strategy 2010 -strategy document of the International
Federation for the next 10 years.
The Institutional Development Programme implemented by the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society which was
started in January 1997 is well in line with this strategic direction.
The programme is designed to develop the institutional capacity of the Azerbaijan Red
Crescent Society, to strengthen its management and governance, and to build a resource
base to ensure effective assistance to the most vulnerable in Azerbaijan. This programme
provides necessary management training, and develops a resource base, both with respect to
human and material resources, aimed at securing a well functioning National Society.
Within the framework of the programme, a nation-wide network of regional centers was
established in 1998/99. The centers are located in Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Mingachevir,
Sabirabad, Nakhchivan and Lankaran cities. Each center acts as a coordinating body for the
branches in that region. Through the regional centers youth and first aid as well as
disaster preparedness and population movement activities are implemented. International
Humanitarian Law and the Fundamental Principles of the Movement are disseminated.
Each center has a center co-ordinator, a medical co-ordinator, a first aid officer, a
youth leader and a bookkeeper funded by the International Federation and an information
and dissemination officer supported by the ICRC
DONORS: Swedish Red Cross,
Norwegian Red Cross.
Prepared by the
Information Department of the Azerbaijan Delegation of the International Federation of Red
Cross & Red Crescent Societies.
For more information please, contact the Delegation Office
Tel: 92 57 92;
Fax: 97 18 89