Honiara : 26 May 2017
Solomon Islands has taken steps to strengthen its institutional arrangements for disaster management and to align risk reduction and climate change adaption and internalize them across government sectors, the private sector and communities.
The Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Hon Samuel Manetoali, announced this in his statement at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, today.
The 2017Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction provides the first opportunity since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to take stock of implementation and accelerate progress towards the seven Sendai Framework global targets and the disaster risk reduction targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Minister Manetoali’s presentation focused on what Solomon Islands has done so far since the coming into operation of the Sendai Framework for disaster reduction in 2015.
He said a major step towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework by Solomon Islands is the clear stipulation of disaster risk reduction in the 4th objective of its national Development Strategy (NDS: 2016-2035):“Resilient and environmentally sustainable development with effective risk management, response and recovery.” This targets enablers of economic development and capacity building to assess and understand risks, respond to and recover from risks and address climate change.
The Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology also said Solomon Islands NDS compliments its National Disaster Management Council Act( 1989).
Source : (Abridged) Solomon Islands Government Press Release.
SOLOMON ISLANDS DISASTER MANAGEMENT EFFORTS.
Honiara : 26 May 2017
Solomon Islandshas taken steps to strengthen itsinstitutional arrangements for disaster management and to alignriskreduction and climatechange adaption and internalize them across government sectors, the private sector and communities.
The Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Hon Samuel Manetoali,