Training for development practitioners in Kiribati has been completed this week focusing on boosting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity to support the country’s work in climate change and disaster risk management.
The Strategic Agenda 2020 outlines the direction and intent of the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) - an alliance between Pacific Islands National Disaster Management Offices, the Pacific Islands Fire and Emergency Services Association, the membership of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police.
A national debriefing workshop to identify lessons learned following Tropical Cyclone Pam (TC Pam) was facilitated by the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with support from the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU). Technical support was also provided by SPC through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project and in close cooperation with sector partners.
In this issue you will find the following articles:
· Welcome to new staff
· SPC supports response to TC Pam in Vanuatu
· Federated States of Micronesia reviews management lessons from typhoons disaster risk
· New Pacific fire reduction strategy developed at the Pacific Islands Fire and Emergency Service Association meeting
· Pacific Islands at the World Conference for DRR in Japan
· New tools to increase resilience of Pacific Island countries to natural disasters
23 June, Port Vila
One hundred days since tropical cyclone Pam swept through the Pacific, the Government of Vanuatu is reviewing its disaster response arrangements.
A Lessons Learnt Workshop, hosted by the National Disaster Management Office, will take place in Port Vila on 24 to 25 June to inform the development and implementation of improved procedures for disaster management in Vanuatu.
Secretariat of the Pacifi c Community's (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division through the Disaster Reduction Programme is committed to working with offi cials and communities around the Pacifi c to strengthen the ability of countries to protect people as much as possible from the impact of natural and manmade disasters.
IN THIS ISSUE
SPC supports countries in the lead up to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reducti on
First FSM and Fiji National Platforms for Disaster Risk Management
Réunion annuelle des directeurs des bureaux nationaux de gestion des catastrophes des États et Territoires insulaires océaniens
5 – 6 juin 2014, Hôtel Novotel, Suva, Fidji
RELEVÉ DE CONCLUSIONS
La vingtième Réunion régionale des directeurs de la sécurité civile/gestion des risques est organisée conjointement par le Secrétariat général de la Communauté du Pacifique (CPS) et le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies (UNOCHA) à l’hôtel Novotel de Suva (Fidji), du 5 au 6 juin 2014.
Annual Meeting of the Heads of National Disaster Management Offices of Pacific Island Countries and Territories
5th – 6th June 2014, Novotel Hotel, Suva, Fiji
The 20th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting was convened jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the Novotel Hotel, in Suva, Fiji on 5th - 6th June 2014.