The objectives are to (i) develop the analytical basis to support relevant government ministries in strengthening the resilience of existing and planned school and other public facilities
across selected Pacific Island Countries and (ii) Support the development of Tuvalu's first National Building Code (NBC) and Regulations. In Tonga, and additional objective is to support the establishment of a housing conditions baseline assessment that will help the Government to better understand the vulnerability of the country's housing stock and develop recommendations to reducing risk through its housing post-disaster recovery and ex-ante resilience-building programs.The TA has effectively supported the development of tools, analytics and an evidence base to inform strategic risk reduction/resilience interventions and investment planning for schools and health facilities throughout Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

Outputs include:Portfolio Risk Assessments of school and health facilities in Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and TuvaluAsset mapping and
classification of common/representative building construction typologies,
fragility and vulnerability functions for schools (Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu) and health facilities (Tonga and Samoa only)Risk Reduction and Investment Planning strategies to enhance resilience of schools and health facilities.Training & capacity building in building assessments, operation,
maintenance and strengthening optionsTechnical inputs to the Tuvalu National Building Code (NBC), including Building Regulations, NBC forms and training to PWD to be able to assessment and monitor Building Permit applications. Technical and Data Inputs to a Housing Baseline Condition Assessment in Tonga

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction