DA7: Sub-regional Training Workshop on Geo-DRM Systems for Pacific Countries and Study Tour of Cook Islands
The Sub-regional Training Workshop on Geo-DRM Systems for Pacific Countries and Study Tour of Cook Islands were held on 2 to 6 September 2013 in Raratonga, Cook Islands.
The key objective of the training programme was to strengthen the capacities of the Pacific countries for disaster risk reduction through the establishment of the Geo-portal on disaster risk management. ESCAP also aimed to empower the governments and policymakers to operate and manage Geo-referenced information systems and integrate the learning into their daily work environment. The training workshop followed by a study tour was held in Raratonga, Cook Islands. The training workshop was designed for middle level officers working in National Disaster Management Organizations, Ministry of Infrastructure, Health, Agriculture, Marine, Environment, and Statistics. The workshop was attended by participants from EMCI, Ministry of Infrastructure, Water and Land, NES, Marine, Health, Agriculture, Red Cross and ICT division besides participation from Pacific region comprising Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga. ESCAP sub-regional office in Pacific, other regional organization, such as SOPAC, also attended the workshop to share their best practices and experiences.