Supporting a more integrated approach to disaster management in the Pacific

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.

Snakes and Ladders in Samoa

Samoa’s Innovative Idea to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Pre-schools by Sonal Aujla 

Tracking ‘moody’ Mona

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama queries some details regarding TC Mona’s track.   Always be ready for the worst and hope for the best   By ILAITIA TURAGABECI AS Tropical Cyclone Mona roared across the islands, a group of men sat huddled around a…

Federated States of Micronesia builds expertise in climate change and disaster management

National practitioners in the Federated States of Micronesia working on the front line of climate change and disaster management have completed a capacity building training course in Pohnpei, boosting their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills and…

Tonga stakeholders call for more ocean forecasts

Following a successful ocean science training and stakeholder engagement workshop last week, Tonga Meteorological Service has committed to developing a monthly Ocean Outlook to provide critical ocean information and forecasts to the public.

Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

It has been a difficult five years for the people of Tukuraki. The village has faced three devastating natural disasters and suffered the loss of four of its people.

Tukuraki Village relocates to new site, post land-slide disaster

After more than 5 years of living in temporary housing, the community of Tukuraki in the highlands of Fiji are today celebrating as they move into their newly built, disaster resilient village.  The Tukuraki community was devastated in 2012 as a…

Pacific Community receives international recognition for geospatial innovation

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience Division is being bestowed the Asia Geospatial Excellence Award for Disaster Management by Geosmart Asia, a leading conference and exhibition for the Asia-Pacific region showcasing the capabilities of geospatial…

Cyclone Winston Lessons Learned to help disaster resilience

Understanding the biggest lessons learned in preparing for, responding to and recovering from Tropical Cyclone Winston that decimated parts of the country in February this year will be the focus of a workshop to be held in Suva from tomorrow.
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