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Inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting held from 1 to 3 May 2019 in SUVA, Fiji…

Pacific Resilience Meeting 2019 1The Pacific Community held the Inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji from 1 to 3 May 2019.

PHOTO CREDITS: The Pacific Community (SPC)

The three-day event brought together over 300 stakeholders working in partnership for Pacific Resilience under the new ‘Framework of Resilient Development in the Pacific’ (FRDP).

Pacific Resilience Meeting 2019Themed Youth Futures in a Resilient Pacific, the event it was preceded with a Youth Forum for which the Youth PRM outcomes statement – “Nothing About Us Without Us” was presented at the closing session.

“The PRM provided us with the opportunity to learn from each other. It should not stop here, but we should continue to raise ambition and strengthen the collaborations, and in doing so improve and strengthen our actions towards a resilient future,” Mr. Engel Raygadas of French Polynesia, Chair of the Pacific Resilience Partnership Task Force under the FRDP stated during his closing summary on 3rd May 2019.

Pacific Resilience Meeting 2019 bThe Pacific Resilience Meeting underpinned the three goals of the FRDP, those being:

Strengthened integrated adaptation and risk reduction to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters;
Low Carbon Development; and
Strengthened disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

In order to put forth stories and actions from the Pacific, special sessions were facilitated with island panels.

Pacific Resilience Meeting 2019 1“In the spirit of our Leaders’ vision, I hope that you feel you can use the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific, and the Pacific Resilience Partnership as a guiding document and enabling platform, to achieve a higher level resilient actions and higher level of commitment,” said Mr. Raygadas.

For more info on the inaugural PRM, watch the following event videos:

1st May 2019
2nd May 2019
3rd May 2019

Interested in further outcomes? Click here, to open the outcomes statement.

recommended hashtag: #PRM19