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Snapshots 58: Community Risk Programme May 2010 Updates

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Welcome to the May 2010 issue of Snapshots. This month we highlight some of the progress that we’ve made in relation to DRM mainstreaming particularly through our efforts in Papua New Guinea.
This issue will also highlight: steps being undertaken to improve water security in Nauru; the re-establishment of the Disaster Risk Management Training Advisory Committee in Fiji; the on going
discussions with the World Bank on a Pacific Catastrophe Risk Financing Initiative;
the 10th meeting of the World Bank’s GFDRR Results Management Council; the training undertaken by the Pacific DRM Training Programme of The Asia Foundation/US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and; the on-going development of a regional exposure database jointly being implemented by SOPAC, ADB, World Bank, AIR Worldwide, GNS Science New Zealand and the Pacific Disaster Center in Hawaii. Enjoy!


Mosese Sikivou
Programme Manager - Community Risk

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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 June 2010 13:52  

Newsflash

The Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI), rated among the world’s top ten such research institutions, is ready to explore Fiji’s deep sea mineral wealth.

After the issue of its deep sea mineral exploration licence by the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources late last month, its survey ship ARAON is now docked at the Kings Wharf in Suva.

The institute is keen to explore the Lau Basin after polymetallic sulphide deposits were discovered in the area.

Source: Fiji Sun, 27th April, 2011