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Snapshot 85 - Disaster Reduction Programme Newsletter, October 2013 - June 2014

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Secretariat of the Pacific Community's (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division through the Disaster Reduction Programme is committed to working with officials and communities around the Pacific to strengthen the ability of countries to protect people as much as possible from the impact of natural and manmade disasters.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Assessing the damage after floods in the Solomon Islands

2. Tropical Cyclone Ian hits Tonga

  • Increased interoperability between emergency response agencies
  • Post Tropical Cyclone Ian in Tonga

3. Formal consultation wraps up on the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific

4. Pacific Disaster Management Meetings a Success

5. Introducing the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (EDF10 - BSRP) Project

  • Initial consultation for national resilience planning undertaken in Fiji
  • Year 1 national resilience planning completed in Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands and Palau

6. Partnerships to manage wildfire in Samoa

7. Financing disaster risk management in the Pacific

8. Disaster risk management trainers reunite and put their skills to use in Samoa and Vanuatu

9. News Bites

  • Broadcasting to continue in times of disaster
  • Federated States of Micronesia Environment Conference

10. Upcoming Events

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:05  

Newsflash

Bula Readers! Welcome to this edition of Snapshots for June 2012.

We officially reached the mid-point of 2012 and it’s been a particularly busy time for all of us at the SOPAC Disaster Reduction Programme. During June a number of us were involved in the launch of the World Bank’s Policy and Practice Note for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific Islands Region which took place in Suva on 3rd – 4th June .

After that we switched gears a bit and coordinated a workshop the very same week, with our colleagues in the UNISDR and SPREP on 7th – 8th June in relation to the 2011 – 2013 national progress reviews in all Pacific island countries for the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005 – 2015. Following the workshops we immediately launched into the national progress reviews and by the time of writing this reviews have been completed in Palau, Niue and Fiji.