SOLOMONS CALLED FOR TRANS-BOUNDARY PARTNERSHIP IN DISASTER

MP for Gao Bugotu and Culture Minister, Honourable Samuel Manetoali. Photo credit: SIBC.

MP for Gao Bugotu and Culture Minister, Honourable Samuel Manetoali. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Islands has called for Trans-boundary partnership in disaster risk management.

Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Samuel Manetoali has called on world leaders to form Trans-boundary partnerships in order to effectively carry out disaster risk reduction and to increase resilience.

Mr Manetoali made the call last week when addressing the Third United Nations World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference he attended alongside other world leaders in the city of Sendai in Japan.

He told the conference, the experiences that Solomon Islands had gone through over the years have highlighted the need to strengthen the institutional and governance arrangements for disaster risk management across all sectors.

The conference has heard, Solomon Islands has had its share of disaster events which severely impacted its citizens, economy and society as a whole.

These disaster events range from severe impacts of disasters set off by both hydro-meteorological and geo-hazards.

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