SPC's 75th Anniversary: New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands

The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the organization.  

Mitigating Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in the Pacific

Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are among the most vulnerable nations to adverse impacts of climate change and natural hazards such as cyclones, storm surges, floods, drought, earthquakes, and tsunamis. PICs are not only remote but also dispersed over a…

Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji.  More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…

Women need a stronger voice in disaster management

As the Pacific begins to shift its strategy towards a post COVID rebuilding model, there is an opportunity to rebuild institutions and programs, so they are stronger and more resilient. A key element to this process is increasing the participation and…

Gina Jones- From water child to disaster response specialist

Gina Jones working alongside her colleague in the PIEMA Project office at SPC, Fiji.

Remarks by SPC DDG Dr Paula Vivili at the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Training

STATEMENT BY DR PAULA VIVILI DELIVERED AT OPENING OF THE  POST DISASTER NEEDS ASSESSMENT TRAINING  VIRTUAL MEETING  19 JULY 2021   Minister for Rural, Maritime Development and Disaster Management, and Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing…

Cyclone Harold data will help villages better prepare for next storm

Tropical Cyclone Harold hit island communities in Fiji in April 2020 leaving behind a wake of destruction. The wind, associated rain and wave swells caused coastal erosion, landslides and damage to village homes and community centres.

The Pacific Community (SPC) supports training course for emergency management trainers

The Pacific Community (SPC) through the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) project has provided funding support for 53 trainers to undertake the International Skills Training and Assessor (IST) Course delivered by the Australia Pacific…

Launch of online modules for the Pacific Incident Management Systems (PacIMS) Awareness Course

Supporting a more integrated approach to disaster management in the Pacific

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