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 alleviation in ACP Pacific Island States.
To strengthen the capacity of Pacific Island countries to address existing and emerging challenges with regard to the risks posed by natural hazards and related disasters, while maximising synergies between Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
We are an alliance of key national emergency response agencies in the Pacific Island countries and territories. We are committed to strengthening effective partnerships and generating efficiencies so we can help build resilience and safety in our communities.
Expected Outcomes for Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP):
Helps countries prepare, respond and recover from disaster by responding to the need for national and regional response plans, end-to-end Early Warning Systems, emergency and evacuation centres, increased access to safe drinking water and the mitigation of disasters such as drought.
Strengthening institutional support for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation by helping develop critical Joint National Action Plans (JNAPs) while also integrating Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation into national and sector based strategy, planning and budgets.
Improved knowledge, public awareness, training and education by building meaningful understanding of disaster risk, exposure to risk and exposure to real time risk and disaster information through regional and local databases. This also includes strengthening human and technical capacity in a range of priority areas, production of knowledge products and related awareness.
Improved understanding of natural hazards and reduction of underlying risks addressing gaps in baseline scientific, technical, social and economic understanding of hazard impact and addresses underlying risks created by changing social, economic, environmental conditions and resources.
Strengthened relationships in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change adaptation to develop an integrated regional response strategy from DRM and CCA while strengthening the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance, enhanced hazard risk management, increased information management and facilitation of financing whilst supporting and building on the existing Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) agencies to ensure a collaborative approach moving forward.