Presentation on theme: "National Disaster Management Office"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsPacific Humanitarian Team [PHT] Workshop22nd – 25th October 2012Sofitel Hotel, Nadi, FijiNational Disaster Management Office: Summary Overview on Disaster Risk Management in the Solomon IslandsGeorge BaragamuNEOC/SI NDMO – Operations SectionSolomon Islands GovernmentDisaster is
2 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Disaster Management ArrangementsSolomon Islands Government
3 National Provincial Village Political NDC CABINET Logistics Risk ReductionHAZARDDM ArrangementInitialResponsePublic ServiceN-DOCInfrastructureRecovery & RehabilitationLivelihoodNDMON-EOCWelfareNationalDM ArrangementInfrastructureP-DOCRecovery & RehabilitationInitial ResponseP-EOCPDCPublic Service & LivelihoodWelfareProvincial ExecutiveProvincialWDRCCommunityVDRCVillage
4 National Political Provincial Village Provincial Govｔ CABINET NDC NDMO Risk ReductionHAZARDDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationN-DOCN-EOCLogisticsWelfareInitialResponseInfrastructureLivelihoodPublic ServicePDCProvincial ExecutiveProvincialDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationP-DOCP-EOCWelfareInitial ResponseInfrastructurePublic Service & LivelihoodVillageWDRCVDRCCommunity
5 Political National Provincial Village Provincial Govｔ CABINET NDC NDMO Risk ReductionHAZARDDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationN-DOCN-EOCLogisticsWelfareInitialResponseInfrastructureLivelihoodPublic ServicePDCProvincial ExecutiveProvincialDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationP-DOCP-EOCWelfareInitial ResponseInfrastructurePublic Service & LivelihoodVillageWDRCVDRCCommunity
6 Political National Provincial Village Provincial Govｔ CABINET NDC NDMO Risk ReductionHAZARDDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationN-DOCN-EOCLogisticsWelfareInitialResponseInfrastructureLivelihoodPublic ServicePDCProvincial ExecutiveProvincialDM ArrangementRecovery & RehabilitationP-DOCP-EOCWelfareInitial ResponseInfrastructurePublic Service & LivelihoodVillageWDRCVDRCCommunity
7 Purpose of the L & S:To ensure that logistical responses to disaster events are coordinated in a timely and effective manner and to facilitate the movement of funds and resources for use by other clusters during such an event.The purpose of the N-DOC is to manage disaster events at the operations level through the NEOC and through direction and coordination of the N-DOC Clusters established under sections 85 and 90 of the N-DRM PlanThe purpose of the NEOC is to manage and coordinate the national response to disaster warnings and disaster events at the operations level and collect, collate, analyse and provide quality and quantified information in a coordinated timely and effective manner for effective direction and coordination of the N-DOC and for use by other clusters during such an event.The Purpose of the Infrastructure Cluster : To ensure that critical infrastructures are established for responding to disaster events in a timely and effective manner by agencies which own, manage or operate infrastructures which is critical for livelihood following a disaster, this includes transport, water, wastewater, electricity, gas, communications and broadcasting, hence, provide critical infrastructural facilities for use by other clusters during such an event.The purpose of the Welfare & IDP Cluster is to ensure that people who are significantly affected by a disaster are supported for their wellbeing in safety and dignity for the period immediately following the disaster until such time as self-help measures are re-established. For those who have been displaced by the disaster (internally displaced persons – IDPs) the support provided to them should be in accordance with the rights outlined in the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and be provided until durable solutions to that displacement are implemented.See Annex 2 for the text of the Guiding Principles.The purpose of the Livelihood Cluster is to ensure that people significantly affected by a disaster are supported for re-establishing their state of self-help following a disaster. The re-establishing of self-help is targeted towards early recoveryThe purpose of the Public Services Cluster is to coordinate the response of public services sectors to a disaster with roles to assess, evaluate and support the needs of the member sectors in addressing the provision of immediate and on-going services to people affected by the disaster. The role is to also monitor the on-going effectiveness of the services being providedThe purpose of the Response & Initial Assessment Cluster is to initiate/manage the immediate response to a disaster with roles to identify the extent and scope of impacts, carry out immediate humanitarian rescue and relief and arrange for supplies to the affected areas for distribution.
8 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsCNA FrameworkAssessment FrameworkIn using the framework and by asking the following questions decision-makers will be able to interpret the framework better.How time-critical are the results of the assessment?The success of an assessment depends in part on the timeliness of its findings, so it is important to seek an appropriate balance between the quality of data, the level of detail and the timeliness of results.How much information is necessary to support decisions and what type of information?Initial assessment mainly inform early strategic decisions and preliminary emergency funding allocations, while in later phases they inform programming and monitoring.How much human and financial resources can be allocated to the assessment?This consideration should take into account the balance of these resources with relief assistance.Solomon Islands Government
9 Coordinated Assessment Initiative : Kick-off Workshop:Raised awarenessPartially reviewed existing assessment plansDraftedAssessment FrameworkPreparedness PlanAgreed Coordination Structure (IRAC with small working group)Vanuatu primedWorkshop participants – not complete picture.Need to liaise with cluster leads.
10 Build on existing coordinated assessment systems: Coordination Structure for informed-decision makingMulti-agency, multi-clusterAvailable baseline dataStandardised assessment tools & methodologiesMultiple sources…. Enthusiastic and motivatedNot reinventing the wheel
11 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Government
12 Preparedness Plan priorities – “quick wins” for the Working Group Baseline data/informationVulnerability and risk mappingContingency plansPDOs in their ProvincesData-sharing MoUsAssessment tools and methodologyTrained assessment roster
13 Key challenges or obstacles: FundingCommitmentTechnical expertiseNo central place for dataNo human capacityClash of activities (prioritization)TimeHow/where NGO can influence/involveCommunication - community/provincial/nationalLeadershipNo logistics plan
14 Solutions: Identify focal point/person NDMO to lead and inform stakeholdersGather information; Share informationPool resourcesEstablish MoUsNGO to provide inputCapacity buildingStart discussions on standardizing i.e. Assessment toolsOCHA to supportDevelop Provincial Training PlanIdentify staff for training /rosterCoordinate and trustSpell out SOPs
15 …even more solutions! Commit to complete activities Include in Budget Sign MoUAgree ToRImprove and expand dissemination approachesNDC to support commitmentTrainingOrganise regular meetingsNDMO to be data central pointAwareness activitiesLook for donor supportInvite people to meetings and make attendance a priorityPDO to be based in Province
16 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsConclusionSince 2007, the SI is continue to furtherdevelop and improve the National DRM Arrangementsand this is possible through:Political will by the GovernmentDedication and commitment by responsible authorities/individualsBy the assistance of our stakeholdersSolomon Islands Government
17 National Disaster Management Office Solomon IslandsTagio tu mas!(Thank you very much)George BaragamuNEOC/SI NDMO – Operations SectionSolomon Islands GovernmentDisaster is
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