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The Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub is assisting Vanuatu in its efforts towards climate change financing. The Hub has placed a National Climate Finance Adviser within the Ministry ...
Post Date: 25-Sep-2017
On 22nd September, the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation hosted festivities for World Ozone Day and World Clean-up Day at Independence Park and its​ neighbouring areas in Port Vila. More than ...
Post Date: 22-Sep-2017
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) has received an award for excellence in disaster response at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) awards ceremony held in Wellington, New ...
Post Date: 18-May-2017
Paramount Chief Maseiman of Pango, South Efate, and his community took the initiative to launch a Tsunami Siren, Tsunami Information Boards and Tsunami Evacuation Signs located in their village on ...
Post Date: 18-May-2017
Early this year, a team of NIWA researchers, SPC technical staff and staff from the Vanuatu NDMO and Geoscience Division successfully implemented a case study design workshop in Port Vila ...
Post Date: 31-Mar-2017
Last year and this year saw the installation of tsunami warning systems around Port Vila and Luganville. These activities were possible through the Japan-funded project MDRR (Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction) ...
Post Date: 30-Mar-2017
Anglican Overseas Aid and Anglican Board of Mission are jointly funding a DRM Mentor to work with our partner in Vanuatu to build their capacity to respond effectively to emergency responses in the ...
Post Date: 21-Sep-2015
The Minister for Climate Change and Natural Disasters, the Honourable James Bule, hosted a national validation workshop for the Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy at the Holiday ...
Post Date: 19-Feb-2015
October 2013: The UN Technical Support Team (TST) has issued three briefs in preparation for the seventh session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on ...
Post Date: 07-Nov-2013
Journalists provide information vital to the maintenance of governance systems, human health and the health of our environment. With more people in the Pacific, particularly the young, heading online in ...
Post Date: 28-Oct-2013
UN Ranks 5 Pacific Nations High For Disaster RiskRankings highlight vulnerability of island countries: official   MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Oct. 10, 2013) – A report ...
Post Date: 14-Oct-2013
NORMANBY ISLAND, Papua New Guinea — Katharina Fabricius plunged from a dive boat into the Pacific Ocean of tomorrow. She kicked through blue water until she spotted a ceramic tile ...
Post Date: 07-Oct-2013
Rising seas, disappearing glaciers, melting ice, storm surges: The threat of climate change still feels distant to many people. Not for residents of small, low-lying islands in the Pacific. Global ...
Post Date: 30-Sep-2013
Vanuatu commits to strengthening climate change and disaster risk governance PORT VILA, 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 (UNDP) ---- The National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk ...
Post Date: 27-Sep-2013
Broken seawalls, like this one in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, often have no connection with sea-level rise. Credit: Christopher Pala/IPS TARAWA, Kiribati, Sep 20 (IPS) - Scientists say ...
Post Date: 23-Sep-2013
9 September 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a Strategy Paper on 'Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanization in Asia Pacific,' outlining potential activities and points of entry for ...
Post Date: 18-Sep-2013
Vanuatu Red Cross Society - Job description   Disaster Risk Reduction Support Officer   Position Title:                   Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Support officer Reporting to:                     - CEO of the ...
Post Date: 07-Aug-2013
Vanuatu Red Cross Society - Job description   Disaster Risk Reduction Support Officer   Position Title:                   Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Support officer Reporting to:                     - CEO of the ...
Post Date: 07-Aug-2013
Vanuatu Red Cross Society - Job description   Disaster Risk Reduction Support Officer   Position Title:                   Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Support officer Reporting to:                     - CEO of the ...
Post Date: 07-Aug-2013
The United Nations – The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme is a fully funded research Fellowship for developing State ocean professionals. The main objective of the Fellowship is to ...
Post Date: 14-Jun-2013
Country: UNDP Pacific Centre - Fiji Project name: Strengthening Climate and Disaster Risk Governance in Vanuatu Description of the assignment: Team Leader for Vanuatu Period of assignment/services: ...
Post Date: 06-Jun-2013
Country: UNDP Pacific Centre - Fiji Project name: Strengthening Climate and Disaster Risk Governance in Vanuatu Description of the assignment: Public Financial Management Expert Period of assignment/services: ...
Post Date: 06-Jun-2013
Country: UNDP Pacific Centre - Fiji Project name: Strengthening Climate and Disaster Risk Governance in Vanuatu Description of the assignment: Climate and Disaster Risk Profiler for Vanuatu ...
Post Date: 06-Jun-2013
For almost 70 years, my country, the Marshall Islands, has been fighting for its survival. Unfortunately, the threats we face are the result of forces we cannot control. From 1946 ...
Post Date: 03-Jun-2013
    The Government of Vanuatu has applied for financing in the amount of US$ 2,728,000 equivalent from the World Bank towards the cost of the Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction ...
Post Date: 09-Nov-2012