Disaster resilience

Samoans receive U.S Resilience Course Completion Certificates

The U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires (CDA), Jonathan Yoo presented the certificates to participants who successfully completed the Resilience course supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The participants included mid-level managers of government departments, non-governmental organizations and representatives from the private sector.

Private sector targeted in disaster resilience project in the Pacific

This was highlighted at the launch of the Private Sector Toolkits for six Pacific countries namely Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG and Marshall Islands in Suva on Tuesday.

Pacific Community (SPC) Communications and Knowledge Management Team Leader, Lisa Kingsberry says they have designed the kit to be user friendly for the public.

U.S. Government promotes disaster resilience of Small and Medium Businesses in Samoa

The training is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ready project, which is strengthening the environmental and disaster resilience of Pacific Island Countries.

Around 30 participants — drawing from small- and medium-sized local businesses — participated in the one-day training which informed participants about the importance of business continuity planning, the role of first responders, and recovery after disasters.

They also learned about government services and disaster management plans.