DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IMPORTANT: GOVERNMENT
Better preparing Solomon Islanders for future disasters and building resilience, is an important part of recovery planning, the government has recognised.
Risk-resilient recovery planning is now an official function of the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC), which last month formally integrated a disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (RCC) into its annual plan.
MDPAC, as the Ministry responsible for overall, long-term development planning, is ‘well-suited to lead the RCC’, according to MDPAC Risk Resilient Development Officer, Jack Filiomea.
The multi-sector RCC includes representatives from all relevant ministries and NGOs to ensure recovery and risk-resilient objectives are aligned.
Mr Filomea says MDPAC and NDMO will continue to cooperate to build a resilient Solomon Islands.