In August 2016, a collaborative decision by members of the Fiji FSL Cluster resulted in the establishment of the FSL Technical Working Group and the development of a multi-agency recovery needs assessment for TC Winston impacted areas (for the four major Divisions) for the purposes of:
provide evidence based analysis of recovery needs in the food security and livelihoods sector
identifying specific groups and/or communities that are/maybe particularly vulnerable
As flood waters recede across Fiji, disaster management experts from the Pacific Community (SPC) are continuing to assist the national government’s response and recovery efforts in the wake of a tropical depression that hit the Pacific Island country this past week.
A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping expert is also supporting the team to ensure damage assessments and critical disaster data is being analysed to assist the relief efforts.
The Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management was convened at the Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji on 24-26 October 2016. 185 participants from 18 nations and territories, including Pacific Island countries and territories, Australia, New Zealand and Japan attended. Participants were from the following stakeholder groups: national and local governmental organisations, multilateral organisations, international and regional organisations, civil society, private sector and academia. (Annex V: List of Participants).
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The Pacific Community is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. In pursuit of sustainable development to benefit Pacific people, our organisation works across more than 20 sectors.