The objective of this activity is to develop the capacity and readiness of selected Pacific island countries in deploying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for disaster and climate risk assessments and rapid identification of damage to the physical environment in post-disaster situations. The aim will be to generate best practice on the use for UAVs for disaster risk management (DRM) and climate resilience. Some aspects of best practice can also be considered for use in other sectors, e.g, agriculture and development planning etc. The data collected through this project will also directly be fed into the PACRIS (Pacific Risk database hosted by SPC)/PCRAFI asset database. This activity falls under the Programmatic TA: Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in the Pacific (TF018353) . The activities will range from improving a small island state’s ability to quickly and easily capture the location and condition of assets, including the monitoring of crops. The activities will consolidate and assess best practices for improved DRM and timely and preparedness, climate resilience, and planning and monitoring of development, using UAVs.

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Financial Protection
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management & Gender Equality

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