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Risk Integration Toolkit for Development Planning Comes Under Vanuatu Government’s Microscope

Risk Integration Toolkit for Development Planning Comes Under Vanuatu Government’s Microscope

Government’s Senior Policy Analysts and expenditure from the Department of Strategic Policy and Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC) and those from the Department of Finance have discussed and scrutinized a proposed Risk Screening Toolkit as guide to determine major government development projects. This was held in a recent training workshop organised by the DSPPAC at Holiday Inn.

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How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for risk-takers to develop and test their ideas. And it turns out that sometimes these are not individuals, but entire programmes! The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) covers the Pacific countries of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and

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Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development

Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development

Suva, Fiji – The Pacific region continues to lead the way in efforts to make development more resilient to climate change and disasters. In the first meeting of the newly established Pacific Resilience Platform, climate change, disaster management and development practitioners met recently in Suva, Fiji to operationalise the new regional framework for resilient development.

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Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience

UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany – Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful examples of new private sector networks in improving coordination of resilience and humanitarian activities in the Pacific region. “Countries cannot afford not to engage the private sector

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Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

  UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany – Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted. Therefore, climate change and disaster risk reduction (CCDRR) must ensure that the protection of life, security, and dignity of all people are at the

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Businesses help build more resilient communities through combined efforts

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Tropical Cyclone experiences in Vanuatu have proven the need to have partnerships at all levels in managing the impacts of disasters. Businesses and partners met recently to launch the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee (VBRC) that will coordinate government and partners to work with the private sectors in helping communities prepare, respond

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Local Government Resilient Development Network to Boost Risk Informed Development

Local Government Resilient Development Network to Boost Risk Informed Development

With the adoption of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and increased commitment to resilient development, the local government plays an important role in localising and contextualising these global goals and turning them into pragmatic solutions. However, the critical role of local government in administering services and facilitating community development priorities is often overlooked, especially in

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Risk Informed Development a Priority for Fiji’s Western Division

Risk Informed Development a Priority for Fiji’s Western Division

A recently launched Geographical Information System (GIS) web-interface will allow the Office of the Commissioner Western Division to effectively make development decisions based on the risks that communities face as a result of disasters and climate change. The GIS web-interface will ensure that people are not only better prepared for a disaster but they also

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Protection of human rights should be at the center of climate actions

Protection of human rights should be at the center of climate actions

The linkages between climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development needs to be strongly emphasized in order to facilitate an integrated and holistic approach to climate action. The Protection in the Pacific (ProPa) Network which include national government actors working for Ministries responsible for issues related to gender, human rights and protection from Fiji,

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