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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are added the following fiscal year.

Displaying 40 Projects

Projects : Pacific Island Nations

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2012

Emergency Management Training Program for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Implementing disaster risk management training for the Pohnpei State Police, Disaster Coordination Office, Micronesian Red Cross, and other key agencies in FSM. Working with the Australian Federal Police in support of the Pacific Police Development Program to strengthen police capacity to ensure better coordination of preparedness and response efforts during national emergencies and disasters.

Local Partners:

Pohnpei State, FSM Department of Public Safety (Police); Pohnpei State Disaster Coordinating Office; National Office of Environment and Emergency Management; Micronesian Red Cross

Total Expenditures: $87,332

Funding Sources:
Australian Federal Police
2012

Mobile Centre Program for Children in Port Moresby

Establishing a Mobile Learning Center (large vans equipped with a generator and age-appropriate educational materials) provides educational and personal skills development services to children and young people in marginalized and disadvantaged communities in greater Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Many of this project’s beneficiaries experience structured learning activities for the first time.

Local Partner:

Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation

Total Expenditures: $127

Funding Sources:
Give2Asia
2012

Pacific Disaster Risk Management (Training) Program II

Implementing disaster management training to further strengthen Pacific Island countries’ capacity for disaster risk management (DRM). Working with partner organizations to build organizational and leadership capability for DRM capacity development, and assisting at-risk communities to establish and maintain low-cost early warning and alert systems for disaster risk reduction.

Local Partners:

National Disaster Management Offices in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu; Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC)

Total Expenditures: $604,493

Funding Sources:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
2012

Short-Term Skills Training Courses for Underemployed and At-risk Young People in Greater Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Providing short-term skills development training courses for young adults (ages 14 and above). These short-term skills training courses cover practical topics including sewing, welding, cooking, motor mechanics, electrical/wiring, carpentry, tourism, hospitality, office skills, and other valuable skill sets that will help participants become more attractive job applicants.

Local Partner:

Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation

Total Expenditures: $26,053

Funding Sources:
Give2Asia
2011

Disaster Management Training Samoa 2011

Implementing damage assessment training with the Samoa disaster management office for key national stakeholders to assist the development of a standardized format for use in assessments following natural disasters. Focusing on improved coordination among key response agencies and organizations in order for assessment information to feed directly into national emergency operations.

Local Partner:

Samoa Disaster Management Office

2011

Disaster Management Training Samoa Police

Implementing disaster risk management training for the Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Disaster Management Office, and the Red Cross Society in Samoa. Working through the Australian Federal Police, in support of the Pacific Police Development Program, the training aims at up-skilling police to ensure better coordination of preparedness and response efforts during any national emergency or disaster that may impact the country.

Local Partners:

Samoa Ministry of Police, Fire and Emergency Services, and Disaster Management Office

2011

Pacific Disaster Risk Management Program 2

Implementing disaster management training to further strengthen Pacific Island countries' capacity for disaster risk management (DRM). Working with partner organizations to build organizational and leadership capability for DRM capacity development, and assisting at-risk communities to establish and maintain low-cost early warning and alert systems for disaster risk reduction.

Local Partners:

National Disaster Management Offices in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu; Secretariat of the Pacific Community Applied Geoscience and Technology Division

2010

Pacific Islands Disaster Risk Management Program - Emergency Management Cook Islands

National “Training for Instructors” course.

2010

Pacific Islands Disaster Risk Management Program - National Disaster Management Office - Fiji

Divisional “Emergency Operations Centres” and “Initial Damage Assessment” training for Western, Northern, and Central/Eastern divisions.

2010

Pacific Islands Disaster Risk Management Program - National Disaster Management Office - Solomon Islands (SI)

Disaster Management and Damage Assessment courses for SI College of Higher Education.

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