Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

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

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 center

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Risk Informing Development Practice Note

Risk Informing Development Practice Note

Development should work for, not against, resilience. Climate change and disaster events have the potential to set-back years of development gains. This is often caused by ‘unchecked’ development which can increase people’s vulnerability and this varies significantly by gender and social dimensions.

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PRRP MTE Report 2017

PRRP MTE Report 2017

The following notes and responses are intended to provide a clear statement of management views on the performance and strategic direction of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP). These are largely based on a mid-term evaluation (MTE) of the programme conducted in 2016 as well as the PRRP Annual Report 2016/2017 developed with programme partners. The main MTE document that follows...

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PRRP Annual Report

PRRP Annual Report

The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) has been operating since 2013 and over these last four years it has helped to nurture an enabling environment for ‘risk-informed’ development in its programme countries. It is not only a ‘flagship’ initiative under UNDP’s resilient and sustainable development team, but also resonates with our broader work in the Pacific to achieve the 2030 Agenda...

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ProPa Annual Report

ProPa Annual Report

Climate change and disaster risk cannot be understood without recognizing the gender and social dimensions of vulnerability and capacity. There is recognition regionally and globally, that climate and disaster risks are inextricably linked to development. Slow and rapid-onset disasters have the potential to set-back years of development gains with di erentiated impacts for marginal groups.

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Agriculture Network Practice Briefs

Agriculture Network Practice Briefs

Recognising the need to improve resilience of farming in the Pacific, and the government’s role in doing so, an informal network of government officials from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu has been established to share information, mobilise resources and jointly advocate for a range of issues related to building resilience in the sector.

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Private Sector Practice Brief

Private Sector Practice Brief

Given their inherent strengths, there is a great opportunity for the private sector in the Paci c to play a central role in building community resilience, and for their potential contributions to be better utilised during disaster response and recovery. In recognition of this opportunity, the Paci c Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) established the

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Local Government Network Practice Brief

Local Government Network Practice Brief

Every day across the Pacific region, local decisions are made about community development. The new Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) warns that cumulatively, these decisions can affect the outcomes of disasters: a cost saving measure on a community hall deems it ineffective as a cyclone evacuation centre; a water pump project fails because it is located in an area that...

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Private Sector Focus Notes

Private Sector Focus Notes

Given their inherent strengths, there is a great opportunity for the private sector in the Paci c to play a central role in building community resilience, and for their potential contributions to be better utilised by government and partners. The consequences of climate change and disasters are experienced by all sectors of society, private and public, and the public sector cannot effectively...

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Vanuatu Annual Report

Vanuatu Annual Report

Vanuatu is ranked as the one of the most at risk countries to disasters.1 In 2015, Vanuatu was struck by one of the worst disasters ever to hit the Pacific region, Tropical Cyclone Pam. Approximately 75,000 people (32 percent of the population) were left in need of emergency shelter and 96 percent of food crops in affected areas were destroyed.

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Tonga Annual Report

Tonga Annual Report

In recent years, Tonga has been struck by several damaging cyclones including Tropical Cyclone Ian in 2014. Such events cause extensive damage to infrastructure and destroy food crops, leaving many communities without adequate food, water or shelter.

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