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Safety and compliance training will help Tongan electrical contractors support post-COVID tourism recovery

TC Harold hit Tonga on 9th April with estimated damages of about USD111 million, coming largely from the tourism sector. Tonga remains COVID-19 free but the pandemic, combined with the disaster recovery efforts has taken its toll on the tourism industry.

Tropical Cyclone Harold provided invaluable data for future disaster response and planning

Good data is at the heart of planning for and responding to natural disasters in the Pacific. The region has invested heavily in tools to monitor changes in the environment, and be better prepared for the extreme conditions that can threaten Island…

Supporting a more integrated approach to disaster management in the Pacific

Women influencing healthy lifestyles while building climate resilience in the Marshall Islands

Tropical Cyclone Harold: Real-time Ocean Data Informs Preparedness and Response

TC Harold Real-time Ocean Data Informs Preparedness and Response When severe Tropical Cyclone Harold swept through four Pacific Island countries in early April, tide gauges and a wave buoys across the region recorded the event in real-time, providing…

Skilling Pacific communities for resilience

How do you upskill Pacific communities to take care of themselves during extreme weather events? And how do you get them to harness their traditional knowledge and skills in adapting to climate change?

Access to regular power improving health, education and community engagement in remote islands of Kiribati

Pacific countries consulted to help strengthen regional approaches to disaster management

Recent consultations on how to progress strengthened approaches to disaster management across the Pacific region were recently held in Suva, Fiji.

Universal access to water and sanitation key to building a resilient Pacific

Universal access to water and sanitation key to building a resilient Pacific   By Dr Stuart Minchin, Director-General Pacific Community (SPC) This World Water Day, more than a million Pacific Islanders are waking to the task of collecting drinking water…

Pacific actions on Climate Change and Education highlighted in landmark publication

The Pacific region is one of the featured regions in the landmark publication  “Climate Change and the Role of Education”. Published by Springer, a global imprint that serves and supports the research community, the book offers insights into the…
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