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Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma

Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma

This week, Vanuatu Prime Minister Hon, Charlot Tabimasmas officially opened two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres (PEOC’s) in Malampa and in Sanma. The PEOC’s were funded by the EU through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project, with a total cost of €700,000. Each centre is built to facilitate three or more NationalRead more about Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma[…]

Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan

Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan

Fiji’s National Disaster Management Act (1998) AND National Disaster Management Plan (1995) begin on overhaul today ensuring the lessons learned from the most severe cyclone to ever hit the country are incorporated into the new legislative agreements for disaster management in the country. Climate change and the risk of disaster is apparent in the PacificRead more about Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan[…]

Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station

Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station

  Christmas Island, Kiribati– The Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station in Kiritimati Island was officially opened today by His Excellency the Honourable President Taneti Maamau, alongside Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project Manager Mr Taito Nakalevu. The rebuilding of the MET Station was identified by the European Union funded BSRP Project and theRead more about Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station[…]

Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination

Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination

27th March 2018 Suva, Fiji- To strengthen national coordination during the disaster season, the European Union (EU) through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC), provided the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with a Mobile Emergency Operations Centre, valued at FJD 59,000. The Nissan NP300Read more about Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination[…]

BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC

BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC

The newly refurbished Tavua District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was opened today by the Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime Development, National Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services, Honourable Joweli Cawaki. This is the third emergency operations center refurbished in Fiji funded by the European Union through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP)Read more about BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC[…]

Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators

Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators

Following an audit of the Samoa Fire & Emergency Services Authority this week, the Island nation will take steps to increase its emergency management capability with the introduction of qualified fire investigators The representative selected to become Samoa’s first detailed investigator will travel to Melbourne in April 2018 to train with the highly skilled MelbourneRead more about Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators[…]

First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response

First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response

A ground-breaking way to address how Pacific Island countries prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters was launched today by the European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs, and the Premier of Niue, the Hon Toke Talagi, in the margins of the Pacific Community Conference in Alofi. Niue is the first PacificRead more about First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response[…]

Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue

Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue

Every year, Pacific Island counties and territories (PICTs) face the possibility of cyclones and other life and livelihood-threatening emergencies. While countries and territories cannot stop a cyclone in its tracks, they can prepare for emergency situations, using a new Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management, launched in Niue at the end of 2015. Niue is theRead more about Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue[…]