Opening Ceremony of the first Pacific regional workshop on "Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Early Warning Systems by Using Space and GIS Applications", which was funded by Japan

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Opening Ceremony of the first Pacific regional workshop on
"Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Early Warning Systems by Using Space and GIS Applications",
which was funded by Japan
September 13, 2016
 
The first Pacific regional workshop on "Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Early Warning Systems by Using Space and GIS Applications" took place in Nadi from 13 to 15 September. The workshop was part of a joint effort with UNESCAP. Through 3 days of the workshop, policy makers and technical officers in the field of climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of each Pacific Island country have obtained knowledge and skills to use advanced technology applied to their respective countries.
The official opening of the workshop held on the 13th was attended by Hon. Inia Seruiratu, Minister of National Disaster Management. As part of the Government of Japan’s opening remarks, H.E. Mr. Takuji Hanatani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Fiji, stated Japan's ongoing policy and efforts on climate change and DRR, and also introduced Japan's various supports to the Pacific Island countries.
The grant aid programme is implemented under the policies of PALM7 and Sendai Cooperation Initiative for DRR.