Disaster Managers Issue Call to Action
Pacific Magazine – 27 July 2008

NADI, FIJI: A communique was adopted by the CEOs of Finance and/or Planning and Disaster Management as representatives of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) member countries at the closing of the “Inaugural Pacific Regional Disaster Risk Management Meeting for CEOs of Finance/Planning and Disaster Management”, held July 24-25, in Nadi, Fiji. The Communiqué also incorporates the outcomes of the 14th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting and the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network held July 21-23. The ‘Call to Action’ recognised that countries still need assistance to build capacity in using tools, technology and information developed for assessing their hazards and vulnerabilities, including development of strategies to increase engagement of communities and incorporate traditional knowledge in disaster risk management. Read the article…