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Training of Trainers on Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems (EWS)

Overview Samoa is highly exposed to natural hazards – both of hydro-meteorological and geo-physical in nature. Storms/cyclones, storms/wave surges, floods, and strong winds, are among the recurrent climate-related hazards in the country. Tsunami, an infrequent but high-impact geo-physical hazard, was …
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Small Grants Program-Capacity Building Workshop

The Ministry and its partner UNDP had facilitated a workshop for communities with its overall objective of Orienting, inform and educate the applicants of the requirements crucial for completion of full proposals for grants. Also, the workshop looks to increase …
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SAMOA Pathway and the “Asia – Pacific Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction” , 3-6 July, Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia

Last week, Samoa along with other Pacific Islands Countries attended the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction that was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  A biennial event intended for countries to report on their progress in the implementation of the …
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Samoa 72 Hours Assessment Approach Sensitization Workshop

Climate change issues such as floods and tropical cyclones will occur more frequent in the near future. These issues are exposing both governments and communities to an increase of loss and damages infrastructure and household assets. One approach to reduce …
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Green Climate Fund, United Nations Development Programme & Government of Samoa assists communities: “Vaisigano Catchment Project Operational Manual Workshop”

The Government of Samoa (GOS) in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have started the implementation of the “Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River Catchment in Samoa” project …
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Community Awareness on the Marine Wildlife Protection Amendment Regulations 2018

Over the course of three weeks, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment through the Division of Environment and Conservation concluded its nationwide community awareness programs on the new amendment to the Marine Wildlife Protection Regulation 2009 (the Marine Regulation) …
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Communities are assisted in tackling Climate Change

Samoa commits to resilient and inclusive development with the Sign Off ceremony of the CIM Plans in 41 Districts, covering 253 villages and benefiting people. The Community Integrated Management Plans (CIMP) is a document that aims to assist villages and …
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Marine Awareness Press Release