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Fiji gains from Pacific Disaster Net training

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The SOPAC-organized Pacific Disaster Net user-training was held recently for the staff of the Fiji National Disaster Management Office as well as other selected Government employees. SOPAC provides assistance to 21 island countries in the Pacific region through applied geoscience and technology.

The Pacific Disaster Net is a website that provides Disaster Risk Management partners in the Pacific, in-country information that addresses disaster management issues as well as assisting in development decision making. The partners include government agencies, regional bodies, non-government organizations and international agencies.

The training, funded under the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Facility, was focused on developing a better understanding of the website, its contents and its functions as well as to encourage “a keenness to use the Pacific Disaster Net on a daily basis.”

The training in Fiji was the first of a series that will be held in other Pacific island countries.

Photo: Participants in the first Pacific Disaster Net training session.

For further information contact Jutta May on 3381377

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 17:09  


Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 25-30 July 2011

Honourable Teariki Heather, Minister of Infrastructure and Planning, Distinguished delegates from the Cook Islands, Representatives of Member Countries, Representatives of donor partners the GEF, UNDP, UNEP, EU,  and Representatives of supporting international, regional, and national agencies, colleagues and staff from MOIP and the WSP of the SOPAC Division of SPC.

On behalf of Dr Rodgers, Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, I would like to welcome you all to Third Regional Steering Committee for the Pacific IWRM Project, convened here in Rarotonga.