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PARTneR: Pacific Risk Tool for Resilience

General Overview

PARTneR will enable Pacific government ministries and stakeholder organisations to effectively develop and use risk-based information to support development decision-making.

PARTneR will tailor RiskScape, a disaster impact mapping and modelling software developed jointly by New Zealand Crown Research Institutes’ National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and GNS Science. This project not only provides an opportunity to share and apply New Zealand’s cutting edge Disaster Risk Reduction tools in the Pacific but also achieve the project goal to improve socio-economic resilience of Pacific Island Countries through sound disaster risk management.

PARTneR will be managed by NIWA working in partnership with the Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Samoa, the Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Vanuatu and Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD), SPC-Geosciences Division, and GNS Science. The outcomes will be achieved through integrated activities directly linked to outputs co-designed and implemented in partnership.

The project began on 1st July 2016 and stakeholder case study design workshops were held in September 2016.

Technical Reports

PARTneR : Introduction to risk tools for disaster risk management ; 26 May 2017

PARTneR : understanding data ; 26 May 2017

PARTneR: What is exposure data and why we need it ; 26 May 2017

Pacific spatial data infrastructure and risk tools

PARTneR : Data required for Vanuatu case studies ; 26 May 2017

PARTneR : In country data management system design ; 26 May 2017

PARTneR : data meeting agenda : Port Vila, Vanuatu ; 26 May 2017

PARTneR : basic introduction disaster risk management and risk tools training agenda

PARTneR : Introduction ; 23rd - 24th May, 2017 [Detailed]

If you would like a copy of these please contact Kate Crowley

Pacific Risk Tool Design Plan Summary_Vanuatu.pdf

Pacific Risk Tool Design Plan  Summary_Samoa_MT.pdf

Working in Collaboration with other tools

Videos

PARTneR in Samoa

An introduction to the PARTneR project in Samoa.

PARTneR takes a 'whole of government' approach to improving risk reduction

The PARTneR project is working with the Governments of Vanuatu and Samoa to improve risk assessment and develop long lasting relationships for improved disaster risk management.

PARTneR: Looking forwards to year 2.

The PARTneR project aims to provide a natural hazards impact tool for the Pacific Island Countries. We are working in partnership with the governments of Samoa and Vanuatu over 3 years to achieve this goal.

For more information please contact the PARTneR Project Manager at NIWA:

Dr Kate Crowley, Hazards Engineer

Address: NIWA, 301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington, New Zealand, 6021

Tel: 0064 (0) 4386 0833

Mobile: 0062 (0) 2112 54292

Email: kate.crowley@niwa.co.nz

 

General Overview

With funding support from the New Zealand Aid Programme, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is partnering with GNS Science in an Activity which supports the Indonesian Government to reduce the impacts of natural disasters through increasing the disaster risk reduction (DRR) capability of local government and local universities. The Activity assists selected districts and their universities to understand their DRR issues and priorities, helps develop their capability to understand and manage these issues, and then to develop an action plan and implementation programme. A key part of this involves cementing relationships between local government and local universities who will develop teaching and research programmes in aspects of disaster risk management to support their local communities. The districts involved in the Activity will also provide peer support to each on the learning journey.

RiskScape training in Palu was delivered as part of a risk tool training workshop.

Visit the StIRRRD website

 

Technical Reports

StIRRRD brochure

For more information please contact the StIRRRD Project Manager at GNS:

Dr Richard Woods, Natural Hazard Risk Managment Specialist

Address: GNS, Beca House, 21 Pitt St, Auckland Central 1010

Mail: P O Box 30 368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand

Tel: 0064 (0)21 818 260

Email:r.woods@gns.cri.nz