Disaster risk management

Highlands Learning Disaster Risk Management

The representatives are from the Hoiyabia, Puju and Yambraka communities in Hela, and Ekari in Southern Highlands.

The CBDRM training is being delivered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mendi town and it is co-funded by the Hela Provincial Government and USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

The CBDRM training is empowering the participants with knowledge and strategies for strengthening community resilience to natural hazards.

Disaster risk management course

The course delivered by the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) is funded by the Australian Government, facilitated by the St John Ambulance.

It’s aimed at equipping local front line emergency workers with necessary skills to understand how to manage the scene of an emergency where there are a number of patients or a lot of casualties.

This course began on Monday, and has seen a number of doctors from two major hospitals in Port Moresby, and representatives from the National Department of Health, PNG Defence force and St John Ambulance.

New toolkit to protect Pacific businesses in disasters

The toolkit is a simple set of resources that can be used by businesses to support not only their own business resilience but that of their suppliers to ensure the region is more prepared for future disasters with regional businesses already providing positive feedback from the toolkit.

It focuses on helping businesses prepare better and gives information on how to create long-term plans for business owners.

Regional partnerships to strengthen disaster risk management in the Pacific

Disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries, disaster risk reduction experts and humanitarian response partners are coming together to help create a more disaster-resilient Pacific. They aim to strengthen national and regional collaboration on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disaster.