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