“We firmly believe this training will help Kadavu as we head into the 2020 cyclone season, families, women and children who still recall the fear that engulfed when TC Harold hit, will have the peace of mind and confidence knowing homes have been built to standard and is compliant with occupational and health regulations,” said Leenders.
Leenders echoed the UNDP Administrators sentiments address, at the second regular session of UNDP Executive Board meeting 2020, “collectively with all stakeholders, government, UN agencies, churches, youth groups, women’s organisations, representatives of peoples with a disability - we can prepare, respond and build forward better, beyond TC Harold recovery and COVID-19.”
The training is designed to equip rural maritime dwellers with trade and life skills that will promote sustainable living and create opportunities for men, women and youths. It will be of particular interest as many in Kadavu that were employed in hotels and resorts are now unemployed due to COVID-19. The training will offer an alternative livelihood for those unemployed. Each course is expected to have 25 participants that will end up with amazing accredited skills.”
The TC Harold support in Fiji is administered by UNDP through the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States project with funding support from the Australian Government, the Russian Federation, UNDP core funds and the Government of Fiji.
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UNDP Disaster Risk Management Advisor and RESPAC Project Manager, Noud Leenders, email: email@example.com
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