The Pacific Resilience Week is focused on strengthening disaster risk management in the Pacific through meaningful partnerships to ensure the region can better prepare for, respond to and recover from the kinds of disasters Pacific Island countries are highly vulnerable to.
The order of events are as follows:
The three events are respectively coordinated by UNOCHA, UNISDR and SPC.
Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Meeting: 19-21 October 2016
The Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting is the annual regional stakeholder meeting of the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) and seeks to strengthen disaster-related partnerships and collaboration in the Pacific. Building on the lessons from recent disaster experiences, the 2016 Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting is an opportunity to lay the foundations for the new and integrated regional approach envisioned through the WHS Pacific consultations. The meeting will focus on practical and structural changes that will realise this new Pacific vision for humanitarian action.
Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management: 24-26 October 2016
The Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management is the region’s annual DRM conference and represents a unique opportunity for governments and partners to reaffirm their commitments in implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Platform also serves as a forum for other stakeholders to take a shared responsibility and make actionable commitments towards implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction. The conference also provides an opportunity for government and stakeholders to share experiences on innovative and successful approaches to reducing and managing disaster risk.
This year’s conference will look at implementation of the Sendai Framework in the Pacific and ensuring coherence with the proposed Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals. Covering areas such as private sector engagement, use of science and technology, early warning systems, safe schools, local government resilience, and an update on Sendai Indicators and reporting. Preparations for the forthcoming Global Platform for DRR in Mexico in 2017 will also be made as part of this year’s Pacific Platform for DRM.
Regional Steering Committee for Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project: 27 October 2016
One of the largest disaster resilience projects in the region, the ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project will hold its annual Regional Steering Committee to expand on the work of the Pacific Humanitarian Team meeting and the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management. This year the RSC will focus on the strategic direction and critical needs of disaster management into the future whilst reviewing the work of the BSRP project and the final phase of implementation for the project.
Note: This regional steering committee meeting is by invitation only focused on delivery of the project. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.