Wednesday, 10 July 2013

UNISDR commends Fiji’s efforts on climate change and disaster managment

Halitesh Datt, Fiji TV

10 July 2013, Nadi, Fiji - Fiji's efforts in addressing climate change and disaster risk management has not gone unnoticed by the United Nations.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR has been impressed with Fiji's actions after three disasters last year.

Head of the UNISDR, Margareta Wahlstrom visited flood ravaged areas in Nadi during climate change and disaster risk management meetings.

Wahsltrom got a first hand experience of some of the measures put in place by Fiji such as early warning systems and flood management programmes.

Margareta Wahlstrom - UNISDR

However like other Pacific Island Countries, United Nations has identified that retaining experts here as a major challenge.

Margareta Wahlstrom - UNISDR

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