Disaster Risk Knowledge in the Pacific: Vital Information for Resilient Development

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Disaster Risk Knowledge in the Pacific: Vital Information for Resilient Development

19 May 2022

Co-hosted by ADB and The Pacific Community, this was the first event of the Pacific Disaster Risk Knowledge Series consisting of four events in total.

This first public and open event highlighted regional views of generating, communicating and using disaster and climate risk information reflecting experiences from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and Tonga.

Disaster risk knowledge is vital for effectively reducing disaster risk and adapting to climate change. The Pacific Disaster Risk Knowledge Series provides a consolidated overview of knowledge around recent and ongoing activities, as well as innovations on the horizon, which strengthens the evidence on climate and disaster risks for more resilient development planning and programming.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
19 May 2022 Welcome Opening Remarks Leah Gutierrez, DG Pacific Regional Department, ADB

Paula Vivili, DDG for Science and Capability, SPC
19 May 2022 Keynote Speech The keynote will demonstrate the value that risk information has had in understanding and quantifying risk, and informing decisions for resilient development and climate change adaptation in the region. Melchior Mataki, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM), Solomon Islands
19 May 2022 Panel Discussion and Questions and Answers Examples and Discussions of Risk Information Applications; Successes, and Challenges, Gaps and Requirements for future risk assessments and operational projects Catalino Kijner, Deputy Chief Secretary, Republic of the Marshall Islands

Asuao Malaki Iakopo, Asst. CEO, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa

Rosamond Carter Bing, CEO, Ministry of Lands and Nature, Kingdom of Tonga
19 May 2022 Closing


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