The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.
SPC covers more than 20 sectors. We are renowned for knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience and conservation of plant genetic resources for food security.
Disaster Reduction Goal
-Good Governance & Partnerships
-Strengthened Understanding of managing Hazards & Risk
-Effective Investments for Resilience
-Strengthened Capacity to Manage Risk & Disaster
-Communications, Knowledge Management & Behaviour Change
Policies and Programmes in DRR
The Disaster and Community Resilience Programme is the largest of our key technical pillars within SPC's Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division. It develops, implements and supports coordination of innovative applied science and technical action to respond to some of the greatest challenges facing Pacific Island countries and territories. It also helps drive critical partnerships for action by using science to better inform decision making.
Membership in Key Networks
SPC is a member of numerous networks in various sectors. Relating to DRR - Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network, coordinated by SPC; Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network. Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (relevant in preserving threatened biodiversity)