Baku, 10 September – IOM Azerbaijan staff held four distinct community awareness raising training for a community members of Mireshelli village located in Aghdam district within “Integrated Rural Development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Communities in Azerbaijan through Revitalization of the Kahriz Water Supply System” project implemented by IOM Azerbaijan and financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Training covered fields such as community safety, effective use of water, kahriz maintenance, and COVID-19 prevention.
Alongside with the training, IOM staff distributed COVID-19 prevention posters and sanitation items (disposable masks and hand sanitizers) to the community members and displayed information posters in strategic locations of the village.
IOM are planning to provide COVID-19 prevention training and sanitation items (disposable masks and hand sanitizers) to the beneficiaries in 40 communities in 8 project target areas.
The above mentioned four-year project aims to provide safe and consistent water supplies for over 8,000 families in rural areas of Aghdam, Aghjabedi, Barda, Fuzuli, Ganja, Gazakh, Goranboy and Goygol districts through the renovation of over 40 kahrizes – a man-made, centuries-old, traditional water-supply system that does not need electricity or fossil fuel to function. In addition to the renovating the kahrizes, the project has components that involve capacity building, business development and a strong engagement with academia.