Monday, October 6, 2008

SIRC joins Disaster Risk Reduction week

Around the world today disaster response is a very costly exercise for governments, agencies, and humanitarian workers. Serously speaking, now many stakholders of disater management and humanitarian organizations have seen mitigating the impacts of disaster is vital.

Therefore, the Solomon Islands Red Cross disaster management and Disaster Risk Reduction programs join hands with other local and international stakeholders (Non governmental organization, National Climate Change and Weather office and National Disaster Management Office) under the National Adaptation Programme for Action (NAPA) to visit communities in various provinces from 5th October to 9th October, 2008.

According to Mr. George Baragamu, SIRC Disaster Risk Reduction officer in Honiara the aim of the visits is to consult the communities of Climate Change impacts as has been planned under NAPA. Thus, can enable the communities themselves with the stakeholders' little assistances, to mitigate the increasingly impacts of Climate Change today.

"Lorima Tuke (SIRC Deputy Secretary General) leaves for Gizo today. And I will travel to Savo and Ngella from 7th-9th October, 2008 to do consultations there", said Baragamu.