SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Listing Projects - Country of Vanuatu (1589)

TitleDescriptionCategoryTypeProject Year
Hazards assessment, Pacific Cities The ongoing task of recording all existing hazards information available, and incorporating this into the GIS database continued this year in all five cities. Much of the information was obtained from more obscure sources through research. In the future, this research was linked closely to a initiative by the Asian Disaster Reduction Center in Kobe to accumulate all known disaster information into a single world database. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Assessment 2000
Energy Resource Assessment Review of existing energy resource data and information, including the collection of new energy resource data, analysis and reporting. Energy (E) Activity/Task 2003, 2004
Regional Energy Policy Statement (continued) To assist through the CROP Energy Working Group with the preparation of a Pacific Energy Policy and Plan (PEPP). Energy (E) Activity/Task 2002
SOPAC/ UNESCO Cooperation on Renewable Energy (continued) To assist UNESCO with the development of a Toolkit on Renewable Energy in the Pacific (Resource Exchange to Promote Renewable Energy in the Pacific Islands). Energy (E) Activity/Task 2002
Establish and Maintain a Regional Deep-sea Minerals Database To use Japan International Cooperation Assistance [JICA] technical assistance to develop and expand the deep-sea mineral database for SOPAC member countries. Mineral (M) Activity/Task 2002
Work Study Attachments, International Training and Scholarship support To develop national capacity by supplementing in-country training with overseas training, work study attachments and the provision of scholarship support for professional and skills development. The need to develop national capacity in the various areas of disaster management is a long-term goal of the project. To supplement in-country and overseas training. PICs were being encouraged to pursue for their staff on the job attachment for professional and skill development. Acquisition of skills for certain disaster management activities would best be achieved through on the job attachment and at the same time country nationals can also develop certain work for their countries that they could take back home at the completion of their attachment. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Activity/Task 2001
Training and Technical Assistance PIC Nationals better informed with increased capacity to manage their energy sectors. Energy (E) Technical Assistance 2007
AusAID National Action Plan Facility CRP is liaising with partners and country representatives to finalise DRR and DM priorities resulting from existing NAPs (for Vanuatu and Marshall Islands) and those near completion (Samoa and Cook Islands) for implementation. Elements of the Facility will also be used to assist in the development of NAPs for the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, which are the remaining target countries identified for support in 2008. Should commencement of these actions not be possible in 2008 then commitments would be carried forward into 2009. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Policy and Governance 2008
Collaboration with other agencies SOPAC continued to develop and strengthen linkages with other agencies as follows: (1) UNFCCC Experts Meeting on Coastal Adaptation Technologies, Bonn, Germany 22-23 March 1999- SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 322. (2) 10th SBSTA Meeting, Bonn, Germany, 6 - 9th July 1999. UNFCCC Special Session on Coastal Adaptation Technology. Collaboration between the UNFCCC office, Bonn, Germany, SOPAC and the International Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (IHE), Delft University of Technology on the preparation a technical paper on Coastal Adaptation Technology and delivered at a Special Technical Session of the 10t SBSTA Meeting- SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 332. (3) Collaboration with SPREP on the implementation of the PICCAP Project continued, in so far as information from SPREP was received. Uncategorised (UC) Activity/Task 1999
Mid Term Review of the Pacific DRR & DM Framework for Action 2005 – 2015 and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005 – 2015 The Pacific DRR & DM Framework for Action 2005 – 2015 (Madang Framework) was endorsed by Pacific Leaders in Madang, Papua New Guinea in October 2005. The 10-year policy framework has reached the mid-point of its implementation period and a review of progress is being carried out in association with the mid term review of the global Hyogo Framework for Action which also has a 10-year time frame commencing from 2005. The decision to undertake a review was made by the Governing Council in October 2009 consistent with the reporting obligations given to SOPAC under the Madang Framework. The review process aimed to be completed at the end of March 2011 involved the following: Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Technical Review 2010