Republic of The Marshall Islands: The country preparedness package

Report
from Government of the Marshall Islands
Published on 12 Aug 2017

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative of the Governments of the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in the event of a disaster.

The CPP is a process in which national and international actors develop and agree upon a country-specific approach for how they will work together in a disaster. Through the process, national actors become more aware of international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response tailored to the specific context. At the same time, the CPP helps international actors to become more aware of the existing national systems and structures by clearly documenting and making key information available to all. This helps ensure that PHT responses to disasters are nationally-led and appropriately targeted, with international actors supporting and working through existing national structures.

The completed CPP is a set of documents outlining the existing national structures and the agreed plans for utilizing international support in a disaster response.