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Footprints - Newsletter of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network

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Bula Vinaka and Welcome to Footprints – the official newsletter of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network. Since reintroducing the newsletter in the last quarter of 2007, we have ‘reinvented’ the publication in an effort to be more reader-friendly in 2010. The changes include a new layout. The title reflects the collective ‘steps’ taken by the partners, working with Pacific island country representatives, toward achieving the desired outcomes of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005-2015.In taking each step we leave behind ‘footprints’ as a record of where we have been, what we have done and what we have accomplished. I invite all partners to contribute regularly to Footprints.

Mosese Sikivou
Programme Manager - Community Risk


  • Next Round of Progress Reporting against the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Launch of the biennial progress review of the Pacific DRR & DM Framework for Action and the HFA
  • Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific
  • Update on Tsunami Capacity Assessments and follow on projects for Pacific island countries
  • Building Back Better
  • The Pacific Humanitarian Team and the Regional Cluster approach
  • Pacific-Caribbean? dialogue on disaster risk management for small islands
  • Scientists gather information for disaster preparedness
  • Review of the Palau National Disaster Risk Management Framework 2010
  • Domestic Legal Preparedness for Foreign Disaster Assistance in the Pacific
  • UNDP delivers Early Recovery Training for UNDP staff and Government counterparts
  • Seeking Post-Disaster? Indirect and Intangible Loss Indicators
  • Standardisation of the Samoa fire fighting fleet

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Last Updated on Sunday, 20 June 2010 12:09  


On 26 April 2014, Mr. Andris Piebalgs European Commissioner for Development, Mr. Tererei Aruee, Officer in Charge, Ministry of Line and Phoenix Islands Development, Government of Kiribati, and Mr. George Beck, representing the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), inaugurated the office for the EUR 4.8 million ‘Improving Drinking Water Supply in Kiritimati Island’ project.

“The European Union and Kiribati have forged a fruitful friendship over almost four decades. This initiative is a concrete example of our strong partnership and continued commitment to support the government of Kiribati and its people in their efforts towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goals”.

The representative from the Government of Kiiribati, Mr. Tererei Aruee stated that “water is an important priority of the Government and the rehabilitation of the reticulated water supply through this project will benefit the majority of residents on Kiritimati Island.

The Government appreciates the assistance of the European Union through this project and is committed to working closely with SPC in improving the reticulated water supply system.”

Mr. George Beck further added that “the focus will be to have a good understanding of the status of the ground water, building new infrastructure to improve supply to the Ronton community particularly the hospital and build capacity within the Ministry to monitor and maintain the water supply system.”