Disaster Management

Northern launches disaster strategy

In its efforts to build resilience to disasters, the Northern Provincial Administration, through the Northern Provincial Disaster Centre, continues to work in partnership with the National Disaster Centre, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and partners, to implement disaster risk management (DRM) initiatives.

Such initiatives include disaster awareness, drills, and community-based disaster risk management planning and implementation.

Officials Trained In Disaster Management

This follows training on the use of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Hela, Southern Highlands, Jiwaka and Western Highlands.

Delivered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mendi town, the training was attended by 20 men and nine women from the provincial administration, district and local government offices, partners and local volunteers.

The training focused on field data collection and developing information products that better inform planning and evidence-based responses to the multi-sectoral needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation

This comes just months after the strongest recorded cyclone in the Southern Hemisphere slammed into Fiji causing widespread devastation and challenging the country’s ability to respond to such a large disaster on a huge scale.