News » Managing risk now a priority in the Pacific
Pacific Island nations can now access information that could change their response to the threat of natural hazards, and indicate options for managing the financial burden of disasters.
The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative, a two-year project, has resulted in “the most comprehensive set of data ever collected within the Pacific Islands.”
”This is a very real and tangible development that will benefit Pacific Island countries as they engage in better planning and preparedness initiatives.
“Work now planned will involve ensuring that the ownership and capacity to fully utilise the very large information database is driven nationally, from capitals around the region,” concluded Dr Howorth.
SOPAC News, 24 August 2011