WWF-PACIFIC FINALIZES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT. | WWF
WWF-PACIFIC FINALIZES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANT.

Posted on 27 June 2018

An Emergency Preparedness Grant agreement between WWF-Pacific and the Australian Governments Fiji Program Support Facility has been finalized.
An Emergency Preparedness Grant agreement between WWF-Pacific and the Australian Governments Fiji Program Support Facility has been finalized.

The Fijian $40,000 grant is targeted towards strengthening organizational capacity in better preparing for disaster response by becoming more efficient and effective first responders during disasters.
 
The funds provided is expected to assist in the purchase of a 20 foot shipping storage container for disaster relief items, provide gender equality and social inclusion training to help staff have an inclusive approach to include women, children, people living with disability and most importantly consider diverse needs during disasters.
 
It will also assist in the purchase of safety equipment for WWF staff and volunteers during the distribution of relief items to their projects sites, facilitate in the purchase of pre-positioned non-food items and also help develop and review WWF’s Disaster Response Plan and Operational Manual.

 A total of 11 Civil Society Organisations, Government Ministries and the National Disaster Management Office  also recently finalized their grant agreements
WWF-Pacific Representative Kesaia Tabunakawai with Marica Turaganivalu (center) of the Fiji Program Support Facility and Raziya Saiyed Finance Manager WWF-Pacific at the signing of the Emergency Preparedness grant
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Senior managers of WWF-Pacific present at the signing of the Emergency Preparedness grant. Closest to the camera: Francis Areki (Conservation Director, Una Malani (Monitoring and Evaluation officer), Kathryn King (Human Resources Manager ) and Sanivalati Tubuna (Disaster Risk Reduction officer)
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