Disaster READY: Investing in the Sustainability of Community Disaster and Climate Change Committees in Vanuatu
Vanuatu has been rated as the world’s most at risk country for natural disaster, for as long as the risk index has existed. In this context, since 2008, the National Disaster Management Office of Vanuatu, with the support of non-government organisations and the Red Cross, has been implementing Community Disaster and Climate Change Committees across the country to support community-based disaster risk reduction.
Funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership Disaster READY program, World Vision Vanuatu and CARE developed a joint survey to take a deeper look at these committees. This review presents key findings from the survey, and seeks to highlight learnings that might build a better understanding of the committees and their capacity to prepare for, respond to, and support recovery from disasters.
Read the full research report here.