Solomon Islands

Agnes Titus, Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation in Bougainville
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, women leaders in the Pacific have been able to carve a larger space to bring the voices and perspectives of women and girls to the policy tables and influence disaster preparedness and response. Ms Agnes Titus, of
Group photo taken at the close of Small Islands Resilience Initiative  practitioners meeting (photo: GFDRR)
Small island states have agreed on the need for stronger engagement of women to build resilience to disasters.
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European Commission
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
Incheon
UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, addressing the High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the third year, Japan hosted a High School Students Summit to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. UNISDR head, Mami Mizutori, urged them to become youth ambassdors for disaster risk reduction.
Progress on the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action

The Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level, including

Participants at the recent Sendai Framework Monitor training in Suva, Fiji, supported by the Australian government
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu all participated recently in training on use of the Sendai Framework Monitor.
Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua directs the flood response from the Council Chamber window moments before pausing to chair a meeting of the municipality's Disaster Committee. (Photo: Tejas Patnaik/UNISDR)
Less than 24 hours after Honiara launched a major review of its disaster resilience planning, heavy rain and flash floods provided an immediate test of the city’s preparedness.
The High School Students Islands Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day
For the second year, a High School students Summit was organised in Japan to mark World Tsunami Awareness Day. Young people from 26 countries participated.
Women must be at the heart of the disaster risk reduction process, or efforts to curb the impacts of hazards will go awry, experts say(Photo: Warren Antiola)
Efforts to curb the threats posed by natural and human-induced hazards will go off track if they keep women and girls out of the picture, experts told Europe’s top disaster risk forum today.
Deep in discussion: participants at the Singapore workshop debate ways to boost their countries' disaster risk management capacity (Photo: Nanyang Technological University – Centre for Continuing Education)
Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.