PARTneR will tailor RiskScape, a disaster impact mapping and modelling software developed jointly by New Zealand Crown Research Institutes’ National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and GNS Science. This project not only provides an opportunity to share and apply New Zealand’s cutting edge Disaster Risk Reduction tools in the Pacific but also achieve the project goal to improve socio-economic resilience of Pacific Island Countries through sound disaster risk management.
PARTneR will be managed by NIWA working in partnership with the Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Samoa, the Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Vanuatu and Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD), SPC-Geosciences Division, and GNS Science. The outcomes will be achieved through integrated activities directly linked to outputs co-designed and implemented in partnership.
The project began on 1st July 2016 and stakeholder case study design workshops were held in September 2016.
PARTneR in Samoa
An introduction to the PARTneR project in Samoa.
PARTneR takes a 'whole of government' approach to improving risk reduction
The PARTneR project is working with the Governments of Vanuatu and Samoa to improve risk assessment and develop long lasting relationships for improved disaster risk management.
PARTneR: Looking forwards to year 2.
The PARTneR project aims to provide a natural hazards impact tool for the Pacific Island Countries. We are working in partnership with the governments of Samoa and Vanuatu over 3 years to achieve this goal.
Dr Kate Crowley, Hazards Engineer
Address: NIWA, 301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand, 6021
Tel: 0064 (0) 4386 0833
Mobile: 0062 (0) 2112 54292
With funding support from the New Zealand Aid Programme, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is partnering with GNS Science in an Activity which supports the Indonesian Government to reduce the impacts of natural disasters through increasing the disaster risk reduction (DRR) capability of local government and local universities. The Activity assists selected districts and their universities to understand their DRR issues and priorities, helps develop their capability to understand and manage these issues, and then to develop an action plan and implementation programme. A key part of this involves cementing relationships between local government and local universities who will develop teaching and research programmes in aspects of disaster risk management to support their local communities. The districts involved in the Activity will also provide peer support to each on the learning journey.
RiskScape training in Palu was delivered as part of a risk tool training workshop.
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Dr Richard Woods, Natural Hazard Risk Managment Specialist
Address: GNS, Beca House, 21 Pitt St, Auckland Central 1010
Mail: P O Box 30 368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand
Tel: 0064 (0)21 818 260