Echoing the same sentiments, the Ambassador of Japan, Karasawa Akira said, “I am excited that the exercise has finally started today. This assistance will definitely enhance Palau’s disaster management capabilities.”
“We are pleased to continue our work with UNDP and look forward to delivering Palau’s first topographic lidar base map,” said Edward Saade, President of Fugro in the US.
He added that “the use of this Geo-data is fundamental to informed decision-making and will help Palau meet its goals for a resilient, sustainable and equitable future.”
Nasantuya Chuluun, the Office-in-Charge for the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji highlighted that the innovative leadership and commitment of the Palau Government to increasing resilience to disasters and impacts of climate change is admirable.
The EDCR project, since its commencement in 2019, has provided equipment strategic to Palau’s disaster risk management. The project aims to strengthen gender sensitive disaster communication and climate monitoring systems; enhance gender sensitive national and state disaster responders readiness capacity; and enhance community disaster resilience through improved water resource management and integrated gender and social inclusion awareness.
Aleyda Valdes, Country Project Coordinator, Palau, Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilience in the Republic of Palau through Improved Disaster Preparedness and Infrastructure, UNDP Office in Palau, Tel: +(680) 488 3394, Mob: +(680) 775 3433; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Lee, Communications, Partnership and Donor Liaison Specialist, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, Mob: +(679) 866 2945, Email: email@example.com