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Search and Rescue (SAR) Facility Opens in Samoa
Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened a state-of-the-art Search and Rescue Facility on Friday, last week. The first of its kind in the…
Building monitoring & evaluation (M&E) capacity in climate change and disaster resilience in Kiribati
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.
Pacific students gain professional qualifications in climate change adaptation & disaster risk reduction
First cohort – Certificate 4 in resilience (face-to-face session). Country representatives from Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu participating in shrinking island activity.
Pacific Leaders united on call for action to address climate change and disaster risks
Pacific leaders today called for action to stem the tide of emissions and prevent Pacific Island countries from being devastated by disasters and climate change. President of the Republic of Kiribati H.E. Tenati Maamau whilst speaking at a Pacific…
Climate change and disaster risk finance assessment underway in Solomon Islands
Improved ability to access climate change finance is a priority for the Solomon Islands, and this week representatives from government ministries, non-governmental organisations and the private sector are meeting in Honiara to contribute to the Solomon…
Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change
A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform is being held this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk, to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia.
Pacific Disaster Net provides daily updates in wake of tropical cyclone Pam
The Pacific’s largest and most comprehensive information management resource on disaster risk management and national sustainable development has commenced daily email updates in the wake of cyclone Pam. Anyone wanting to subscribe to the Pacific…
Cyclone Pam: SPC on standby to assist Pacific Islands
With the extent of the impacts of tropical cyclone Pam on Pacific Island nations not yet known – and indeed still unfolding – the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is on standby to provide technical assistance to the affected countries. Stark…
Kiribati Broadcasting Authority tests ability to deliver services in emergency
Thirteen personnel from Kiribati’s Broadcasting and Publication Authority, Kiribati Red Cross Society, the Office of Te Beretitenti and from newspapers the Kiribati Independent, Kiribati Update and Kiribati Newstar, have tested their readiness to stay on…
Partnership results in climate and disaster resilience plan for Nauru
The Republic of Nauru has launched its first ever national framework aimed at increasing the Pacific nation’s resilience to climate change and disasters.