Strengthening disaster preparedness coordination for Nadroga Navosa province

Participants of the Working Emergency Operation Centre Training with the Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Fijian Government through the Fiji National Disaster Management Office continues to align its activities with Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goal “Sustainable Cities and Communities” particularly on disaster preparedness and building capacity for Emergency Operators around Fiji.

This week, the NDMO took the Working Emergency Operations Centre (WEOC), Gender, Protection and Inclusion in Emergency Training to the Nadroga Navosa province.

This is in continuation of its efforts to carry our disaster preparedness awareness and capacity building for communities to respond quickly during any natural disaster.

While addressing the participants this morning, Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu said that the country needed to adjust to the new normal.

Hon Seruiratu added that Fijians must also change the way they conduct development and ensure that building of homes and other developments should be aligned towards resilient structures.

“NDMO cannot do it alone and with good partnership, we will be able to achieve more and be more effective and efficient “said Mr Seruiratu.

This program is jointly developed by partners implementing the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Disaster Ready Program in Fiji in consultation with NDMO.

The project is led by the NDMO and Live and Learn with the support from CARE (gender), Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation (disability inclusion), Rainbow Pride Foundation (LGBTQI), and Save the Children Fiji (Child Protection).

The training ends tomorrow, Friday 17th July.

 

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