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COUNCIL OF REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE PACIFIC (CROP)

C H A R T E R

The Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) exists to ensure that regional organisations pursue their collective aim of achieving sustainable development in the Pacific Island Countries and territories in the most effective and efficient manner. All agencies are involved in facilitating and progressing human development of the Pacific islands. CROP seeks to ensure that, through coordinated and cooperative action, the best results are achieved in the interests of the people of the region.

CROP will keep abreast of existing and emerging issues so that :

  • Member organisations are aware of relevant developments;
  • Organisations achieve the highest possible returns;
  • Activities are complementary and achieve effective results;
  • Information and resources are effectively shared.

CROP provides the vehicle for the formulation and dissemination of the regional Strategy on Development Priorities. This strategy informs decisions on regional development priorities. The success of CROP will be measured not only by evidence of close working relationships, but ultimately by improved conditions in the Pacific Island Countries and territories.

CROP members undertake to work together in addressing the constraints and problems of island development, and to providing the necessary services.

The efforts of CROP members will be directed towards achieving their aim through mutual support and cooperation. CROP members will achieve their individual mandates more effectively by working together.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, April 2000


 

FORUM FISHERIES AGENCY (FFA)

Mr Tanielu Sua
Director
Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
P O Box 629, Honiara
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Tel: +677 21 124
Fax: +677 23995
Website: www.ffa.intexternal  link

PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PIDP)

Dr Sitiveni Halapua
Director
Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP)
East-West Center
1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, United States of America
HAWAII 96848

Tel: +1-808 944-7745
Fax: +1-808 944-7670
Website: www.eastwestcenter.org/pidp-ab.aspexternal  link

SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY (SPC)

1. Dr Jimmie Rodgers
Director-General
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Private Mail Bag, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Fax: +679 3370 021/3387 854
Tel:+679 3370733/3370804/496
Website: www.spc.intexternal  link

SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME (SPREP)

Mr David Sheppard
Director
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
PO Box 240, Apia
SAMOA

Tel: +685 21-929
Fax: +685 20-231
Website: www.sprep.org.wsexternal  link

south-pacific.travel

Mr Ilisoni Vuidreketi
Chief Executive
south-pacific.travel
Level 3, FNFP Place, 343-359 Victoria Parade
P O Box 13119, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 3304-177

Fax: +679 3301-995
Website: south-pacific.travel

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC (USP)

Dr Rajesh Chandra
Vice-Chancellor
University of the South Pacific (USP)
P O Box 1168,Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 323-1000
Fax: +679 3302-556
Website: www.usp.ac.fjexternal  link

FIJI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (FSchM)

Professor Ian Rouse
Dean
Fiji School of Medicine (FSchM)
Private Mail Bag, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 331 1700
Fax: +679 330 3469
Website: www.fsm.ac.fjexternal  link

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT (PIFS)

1. Mr Neroni Slade
Secretary-General
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Private Mail Bag,Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

2. Mr Feleti Teo (SGG)
Deputy Secretary-General

3. Mr Peter Forau (EG & S)
Deputy Secretary-General

Tel: +679 331 2600
Fax: +679 330 5573
Website: www.forumsec.org.fjexternal  link

PACIFIC POWER ASSOCIATION (PPA)

Mr Tony Niel
Executive Director
Pacific Power Association (PPA)
Private Mail Bag, GPO Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 330 6022
Fax: +679 330 2038
Website: www.ppa.org.fjexternal  link

Last Updated on Monday, 24 January 2011 11:35  

Newsflash

Kim Hagen

On 2 April, 2007 the Solomon Islands were hit by an 8.1 Magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The tsunami, in particular, wrought extensive damage amongst communities inhabiting the western part of the country, and was responsible for 50 of the 52 casualties. Ghizo Island was one of the islands hit the hardest. The Gilbertese ethnic minority living on Ghizo suffered from the disastrous impacts of the hazards; a disproportionally high number of Gilbertese people died and those who survived faced large difficulties in trying to cope with the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. One of the main findings of research carried out on Ghizo in 2011, 2012, and 2013 was that, as a result of learning from these experiences, the Gilbertese survivors made changes in their socio-cultural fabric to make themselves more resilient to future disasters.

This paper presents an account of how differences in ethnic communities’ responses to hazards faced shaped differences in their trajectories of recovery. To aid the understanding of the findings presented, the context of research and methodology used are briefly described below. It is followed by an account of the differences in responses between the Melanesian ethnic majority and the Gilbertese ethnic minority, and the implications these differences had for the longer-term socio-cultural recovery of the Gilbertese survivors. The final section presents the conclusion along with recommendations for research and developing effective disaster risk reduction strategies.

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