This document comprises 22 sections covering a range of topics and issues relevant to international support to disaster response in the Cook Islands. The 22 sections reflect sectors and processes through which response may be channelled or targeted following a disaster.
The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative of the Government of the Cook Islands and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in disaster response. The CPP is developed and agreed with the national government before a disaster. Through the process, national actors become more aware of international tools and services and how they can be activated. This will enable a more ‘demand-driven’ response, tailored to the specific context.
The CPP also helps the international actors to become more aware of the existing national systems and structures by clearly documenting and making key information available to all. This will help ensure that responses are nationally-led with international actors supporting and working through the existing national structures.