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Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is today hosting a professional development workshop with disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters.
Scaling up public health surveillance in Vanuatu with data training
Over 20 health professionals from all six provinces of Vanuatu are in Port-Vila this week to scale up public health surveillance with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. The week-long training is jointly organised by Vanuatu…
National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre re-opens in Vanuatu
Vanuatu’s newly rehabilitated National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre which was severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, was officially re-opened in Port Vila on Friday (8 July).
Cyclone Pam report released for Vanuatu
A reflection on what worked well and what could be improved upon in the Government of Vanuatu’s response to tropical cyclone Pam has been released today.
Support for emergency response capacity in Vanuatu
Vanuatu’s ability to respond more effectively to disasters has been bolstered today with the handing over of three emergency boats, two vehicles and a flatbed truck.
Improved communications addressed in Vanuatu Livestock Disease Emergency Response Plan
The Vanuatu Animal Disease Emergency Response Plan has been refined and updated to improve the communication and dissemination of information during emergencies. This follows the conclusion of a workshop late last month involving participants from the…
Capacity building with North Efate community networks to sustain marine initiatives
A team of marine specialists will be visiting North Efate from 5-19 May to work with community leaders, community environmental networks, NGOs, the Vanuatu Government and relevant authorities on required capacities and activities for the sustainability…
RESCCUE: North Efate networks and visiting scientists combine knowledge
A team of environmental scientists from New Zealand is visiting North Efate over the next week to work with community leaders and enviro
Signing of partnership agreement and announcement of KfW grant - speech by Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga
Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen. Halo olketa. Good evening. It’s a great pleasure to be here in Port Vila. Thank you to the Honorable Prime Minister, your Council of Ministers and officials for your government’s warm welcome. MoU Vanuatu is a…
Boost for cyclone Pam recovery in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu
Long-term recovery efforts from the devastation left by tropical cyclone Pam will receive a welcome boost in four Pacific Island nations following a EUR 6 million funding agreement between the Pacific Community (SPC) and development bank KfW, on behalf…