Muliagatele Filomena Nelson is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. She helps Pacific women become active participants in the process of international climate negotiations.
Representatives from Government, the private sector, as well as development partners met last week for an urgent review of risk reduction strategies in the face of increasing disaster impacts on agricultural value chains in the region.
Maselina leads advocacy campaigns with the Deaf Association of Samoa engaging stakeholders such as the Samoa Meteorological Office, Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Disaster Management Office.
The January 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami – called a ‘once in 1000-year event’ is the latest in a long list of recent disasters to have hit Tonga and cause significant disruption to Tongan children’s education.
New Zealand's The Pacific Risk Tool for Resilience (PARTneR) project aims to tailor a multi-hazard risk analysis tool to inform disaster risk management in Pacific Island countries, with pilots in Samoa and Vanuatu.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
An update on the latest COVID-19 situation in Samoa, the village taking a natural approach to disaster mitigation with some success and what can be learnt about disaster planning from weather forecasting.
This document aims to succinctly summarize the climate risks faced by Samoa. This includes rapid onset and long-term changes in key climate parameters, as well as impacts of these changes on communities, livelihoods and economies.