WFP, USP join forces to strengthen emergency preparedness in the Pacific

Peter French, World Food Programme’s Head of Office in Fiji and Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International after the Agreement signing.

OUR agreement with the University of the South Pacific is incredibly important as it strengthens our collaboration and paves the way for future partnerships.

This was highlighted by World Food Programme acting head of office for the Pacific region Peter French during the signing of an agreement with USP this month.

He adds that this agreement will strengthen collaboration around emergency preparedness activities in Fiji and the Pacific region, and ensure disaster responders were better equipped when the next disaster strikes.

USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International, Professor Derrick Armstrong said they look forward to exchanging best practices and innovative solutions that address hunger and promotes food security.

He adds that through this agreement the particular areas of interest includes engaging with public and private sector stakeholders on logistics and emergency telecommunications, as well as joint efforts towards developing low carbon, sustainable shipping solutions in the Pacific region.

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