The grant objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Governments of Pacific Island Countries to provide social protection to affected households in response to natural hazards and build resilience. The task aims to improve the disaster responsiveness of existing social protection programs and provide technical assistance in the development of new programs and delivery mechanisms. This will be achieved primarily through: (i) analytical work on creating linkages between social protection and
disaster risk management; (ii) raising awareness of adaptive social protection,
climate change and disaster risk management through the
dissemination of reports, videos and other activities; (iii) providing technical support for program design and implementation for adaptive social protection interventions.

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