REGIONAL participants of the 6th Annual Pacific Humanitarian Team regional workshop met on Tuesday to discuss ways to address and prepare for natural disasters as the Pacific heads into cyclone season.
The Suva-based workshop, attended by 100 participants from humanitarian response organisations around the Pacific, was also expected to feature a climate change update in light of the cyclone season.
In a statement issued by the co-ordinators, Pacific Humanitarian Team, UN resident coordinator in Fiji Osnat Lubrani said the workshop was an important part of disaster preparedness in the Pacific.
"As we head into the cyclone season, the PHT stands ready to support Pacific Island governments in times of disaster," Ms Lubrani said.
"Each year, this workshop brings together PHT members to build upon and consolidate lessons learned from recent disaster responses and preparedness activities in the region."
The workshop runs through this week and will conclude tomorrow.