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Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis

18 October 2017: The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.

The tsunami evacuation drill was held in two schools - Titiana Community High School and Babanga Primary school, in the tsunami-prone Western Province. It was supported by the government of Solomon Islands and Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Read more>>

 

New Evacuation Route Built for the Tonga Tsunami Drill

16 October 2017: More than 300 students and teachers from the Kolomotu’a Primary School in Tonga participated in their first ever tsunami drill, part of a region-wide tsunami education and awareness program. Read more>>

 

Students and Teachers in Samoa Participate in Tsunami Evacuation Drills

12 October 2017: On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, tsunami evacuation drills in Samoa mobilised 1,400 students and teachers to test their school disaster preparedness and evacuation plans. Read more>>

 

VIDEO BLOG | First Large-Scale Tsunami Drill in Samoa Tested School Preparedness

13 October 2017: On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNDP Disaster Preparedness Specialist Shairi Mathur gave an update on the successful tsunami drill in Samoa. Read more>>

 

VIDEO | Tsunami Drill Saves Lives in the Future

17 October 2017: The great tsunami of 2004 took 200,000 lives in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. With the support from Japan, UNDP Indonesia held tsunami drills in the same schools affected by the tsunami in 2004. Read more>>

 

BLOG | Where Regular Tsunami Response Solutions Do Not Apply

By Ahmed Mohamed Shihab, Program Analyst, Resilience and Climate Change unit, UNDP Maldives

12 October 2017: Move to higher ground, and move further inland. It makes perfect sense to most people as it appeals to our basic instinct to move further away and out of reach of danger. Read more>>

 

BLOG | Preparing Children is the Key for a Successful Evacuation Drill

by  Andrys Erawan, Technical Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP Indonesia

03 October 2017: Last month, UNDP Indonesia conducted three tsunami evacuation drills, with more than 1300 school children participating the activities. Read more>>

 

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VIDEO | Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific

10 July 2017 - Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. Read more>>

 

NEWS | Five Regions in PNG Targeted for Tsunami Preparedness Project


17 July 2017 –  
Five schools in tsunami-prone regions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from a new tsunami preparedness project developed under the leadership of the National Disaster Centre (NDC). Read more>>

 

NEWS | Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister Taro Kono by Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator for the UNDP

10 August 2017: Foreign Minister Taro Kono received a courtesy call from Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The overview of the courtesy call is as follows. Read More>>

 

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