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World first in resilience for Pacific

World first in resilience for Pacific

In a world-first, the Pacific has launched a regional industry association for practitioners involved in climate change, disasters and other sectors related to building resilience.

The Pacific Regional Federation for Resilience Professionals will boost the skills, education, training and employment opportunities for diverse professionals dedicated to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and maintaining ecosystem services in a highly vulnerable region.

The launch by the European Union, Pacific community, and The University of the South Pacific took place at the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Suva, Fiji, within the margins of Pacific Resilience Week 2016…

 

NGOs in Asia-Pacific pivot toward disaster resilience

ECHO expert Amelie Yan-Gouiffes discusses with women in Vanuatu how disaster risk reduction can improve their lives. Photo by: Mathias Eick / EU / ECHO / CC BY-ND

ECHO expert Amelie Yan-Gouiffes discusses with women in Vanuatu how disaster risk reduction can improve their lives. Photo by: Mathias Eick / EU / ECHO / CC BY-ND

The Asia-Pacific is the world’s most disaster-affected region, accounting for 43 percent of all natural disasters, 67 percent of disaster-related deaths and 65 percent of all persons affected by natural disasters in 2015, according to the World Disasters Report released by the Red Cross in October.

The rising incidence of natural disasters has dramatically reshaped funding priorities and programming for NGOs working in the region. Peter Walton, international director for Red Cross Australia, said the shift toward disaster-related programs in the Asia-Pacific had been “pretty significant.”

Last year, $92 billion was spent responding to natural disasters worldwide, of which $45 billion was the Asia-Pacific. The costs of natural disasters mean…

 

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