Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 09 - 13 Aug 2010 Location: Fiji (Suva)
The Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management (PPDRM) was formally endorsed by the SOPAC Governing Council at its annual meeting held in Tuvalu on October 28th 2009.
The Platform has been established to allow opportunities for exchange and sharing of experiences within the Pacific Islands Region in relation to policy and operational aspects of disaster risk reduction and disaster management and the link to climate change adaptation.
The PPDRM will not replace but rather will seek to harmonise existing regional mechanisms for DRM and serve as the link between Pacific Island Countries and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction of the ISDR system. In recognition of the success and wide acceptance of the existing regional DRM mechanisms, it was decided that the meetings of the Pacific Regional Disaster Managers; the Pacific CEOs; and, the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network, will be considered the PPDRM.
This years Pacific Platform for DRM is jointly organised by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the Pacific Sub Regional Office of the Secretariat for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nation Development Programme Pacific Centre (UNDP PC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), The Asia Foundation/USAID/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (TAF/OFDA), the International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as the European Union (EU) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) as members of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network.
The Pacific Platform for DRM for 2010 will comprise the following meetings:
- 16th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting: 9th – 10th August
(Closed Meeting for Regional Disaster Managers and SOPAC Community Risk Programme)
-5th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network: 11th – 13th August
The 16th Regional Disaster Managers Meeting and the 5th Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Meeting will provide an opportunity for direct exchange and learning on matters of mutual concern to Pacific Island Countries and Territories and also the Caribbean, as well as provide a platform to share experiences of collaboration with various stakeholders on DRM.
Event website: http://www.pacificdisaster.net:8080/Plone/pacific-platform
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/14000