16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans

Koror, Palau – Koror, Palau – The 16 states of the Republic of Palau this week will be participating in 3 workshops to review and strengthen their Disaster Risk Management Plans.
The three x one day workshops (9-11 August), to be held at Melekeok, Ngardamau and Meyuns, Koror is supported by the European Union funded Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project which is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC),
“The strengthening of the 16 States Disaster Risk Management Plans is critical to ensure that the state’s efforts are aligned to the national government in reducing vulnerabilities of the people and enhance their preparedness ability to respond and recover from disasters” NEMO Coordinator, Priscilla Subris said.
The sizes and capacities of the 16 states vary significantly hence there will be no one size fits all. The state representative active participation will ensure that these differences are captured and their plans are adapted to suit their situation.
Media contacts:
Ms Priscilla Subris, Coordinator Palau National Emergency Management Office, [email protected] [email protected]; Ph: +680 587 6366 (w),
Ph: +680 587 6367 (w), Ph: +680 775 3666 (m)

Mr. Noa Tokavou, SPC’s North Pacific Regional Office, Pohnpei, FSM, [email protected], +691 320 7523, +691 924 3004

Background
The ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project has the objective is to reduce the vulnerability as well as the social, economic and environmental costs of disasters caused by natural hazards, thereby achieving regional and national sustainable development and poverty reduction goals in Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Pacific Island States. Implemented by SPC, it will also maximise synergies between disaster risk reduction strategies and climate change adaptation. The total value of the project is € 19,367,000.