Losses from disaster shocks are felt across Pacific Islands. Pacific Island Countries (PIC) such as Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu have been repeatedly hit by tropical cyclones, each time incurring significant losses. Given the common challenges that PICs face in the increasing variability of impacts from climate-related hazards, governments in the region are looking to strengthen and harmonize policies, strategies, and regulations for effective disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA).
Challenges remain in strengthening national policy and regulatory frameworks and in effectively coordinating these efforts. The ACP-EU NDRR Program has been solicited by the governments of Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tuvalu to help strengthen and coordinate these national frameworks.