National Disaster Centre

Govt commits to reducing disaster risks

This was the opening statement by the Acting Director for National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, during a recent workshop in Port Moresby.

Mose said the Government aims to achieve this, through the NCD and technical agencies, through research, development of policies and framework, and continued support to risk reduction at the community level.

PNG to test new framework in readiness for disasters

As demonstrated by the ongoing volcanic eruption of Manam Island in Madang Province, PNG is prone to regular natural disasters. The country faces a steady threat from a wide range of hazards including floods, cyclones, landslides, drought, earthquakes, among others.

The volcano on Manam Island began spewing heavy smoke from the crate over the past week causing more than 700 villagers to flee the island.

83 students graduate with certificate in hazard management

The ceremony was held at the UPNG Campus witnessed by fellow students, parents, lecturers and representatives from the National Disaster Centre.

The graduands were all in smiles receiving their certificates after 14 weeks of intense training at UPNG in 2015 on mitigation and management of a wide range of hazards in PNG.

The graduates mostly from Science disciplines and National Disaster Centre are the fourth batch of students to take on the CHaRM program since its inception in 2012.