First ever Pacific disaster reduction declaration to drive political leadership and build a safer region endorsed by Ministers

Photo: Pacific delegates at the inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting in Nadi, Fiji Pacific Ministers responsible for disaster risk management have sounded a call for collective, coordinated and accelerated action to reduce the…

Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting 

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting, 14-16th September 2022 - Nadi, Fiji  Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General, Pacific Community (SPC)    Chair, Honourable Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Rural & Maritime…

Welcoming Remarks by Fiji's Honorable Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing & Rural, Maritime Development and Disaster Management at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting

  Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting, 14th – 16th September 2022, Nadi, Fiji OPENING REMARKS FOR HONORABLE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND POLICING & RURAL, MARITIME DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT Honourable…

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Ministers Meeting begins in Nadi

Pacific Ministers recognise the importance of strong consistent leadership and commitment to the resilience of the Blue Pacific at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting today. Government ministers responsible for disaster risk…

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…
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