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WASH 1.Do more to involve vulnerable groups 2.a 3.Integrate better with existing WHO and SOPAC programs 4.Strengths Opportunities 1.Integrating software.

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1 WASH 1.Do more to involve vulnerable groups 2.a 3.Integrate better with existing WHO and SOPAC programs 4.Strengths Opportunities 1.Integrating software and hardware components of a response 2.Understanding of resources available 5.Strengths 6.Constraints 1.Isolation of affected area 2.Fear of duplication (fear of analysis paralysis) 3.Lack of encouragement of households to treat their own water (outreach etc..) 4.Failure to share details of prepositioned supplies Lack of an overarching WASH strategy at National Level Lack of standardized approach to WASH programming 7.Failure to link with in-country water authorities

2 Protection 1.Needs to work more with affected communities (like raised by wash) 2.Need to be careful not to overlook conflict (and concentrate instead on natural disasters) 3.Need to be open-minded vis-à-vis military coordination (and prepare that coordination) 4.Lack of awareness of first responders in dealing with special needs of population 5.Issue of loss of documents – population registration.. 1.Protection in particular 1.How should protection work? Prot. is not sole responsibility of protection cluster. Role of Prot. Cl is to strengthen responders, other cluster, govt authorities and communities to pay attention and respond to protection needs Rem: would be useful if clusters identified their prot. issues that Prot. Sector can assist them in addressing – for cues, refer to prot. Cluster tootlkit would be useful to have feebdack on lessons learned and things to avoid based on past disasters

3 Shelter 1.Ideas and Priorities 1.Need opportunity to share tips and tricks with national counterparts 2.Samoa: coordination went +- well, and highlighted need for standards for transitional shelters, emergency shelters, relief items etc.. 3.Need to identify transition strategy for moving from temp. to permanent solutions (highlighted also in Samoa …) 4.Need to advocate to partners about standards 5.Gov. agency needs to be nominated to deal with emergency shelter. 6.?? 7.Vulnerabilities 8.?? 9.Highlighted the UNDP community profiles and the need for their availability to responders 10.List of ?? Needs to be available to responders 11.Lists of emergency shelters to be prepared in advance and made available 12.Capacity building exists with certain partners.. Lets use it 13.Housing repair kits.. 14.Host family guidance packs to be prepared 15.Resettlement ! How does this work? We need to think about this 16.Shelter is situated at the junction of many other clusters – inter-cluster coordination is necessary (highlighted by linkage with protection issues etc..) 17.NB: local level inflation caused by increased demand 18.Can we capture the vulnerabilities of communities at the point of initial assessment?

4 Education 1.Ideas and Priorities 1.Education work so far has largely been national in focus and not so much regional in scope Strengths 1.Education is well resourced in emergency response (lots of interest from partners and contributions) 2.Large number of agencies are involved, but Emergency Education is not primary focus. There is thus a large local knowledge base to be harnessed Weakness 1.Coordination is not a priority for groups providing support 2.So… advocay as to the need for coordination needs to move forward 3.Work has to be done with Donors with Education Sector to streamline activities 4. national/local specificities of educational needs, systems, etc.. Is difficult to capture at regional level 5.Awareness needs to be raised of existence of Emergency Education Cluster (particularly with national counterparts) 6.National authorities don’t tend to look towards regional support, rather bilateral contributions from individual organisations Q: what of temporary schooling.. Etc.. Dual usage of schools as evac. Centres..

5 Early recovery Need to support long term strategies (danger is that energy levels fall off too quickly after emergency) Strengthened Community participation is required at all levels 1.Who are the national counterparts for Early Recovery? Maybe different counterparts for planning vs. execution 2.Early recovery participation in contingency planning needs to be strengthened 3.UNDP requires more clarity vis-à-vis cluster leadership in PHT… 4.UNDP has strong in-country presences… what is their role in Early Recovery cluster in the light of cluster leadership role 5.Standardized methodologies might need to be adapted to the pacific context (for example Post Disaster Needs Assessments) 6.How is Early Recovery led? There are many actors, all are involved in “early recovery” how do deal with this? 7.Donors and Early Recovery – what of this relationship, is it predictable? Can we streamline this? 8.Questions for other clusters? 1.1) how does your cluster participate in ER 2.What gaps and challenges to ER do you see in you rcluster 3.What do you expect from UNDP in terms of leadership

6 Health Ideas and operational technical and crosscutting issues 1.MoH need to be informed as to what the Health Cluster can do 2.MoH focal points need to be identified 3.Mapping of Health organisation in-country 4.Lack of Health public awareness, education 5.Nutrition ? Hello? 6.MHSPS: there is limited support for mental health and psycho-social support – however some resources/partners are there, but they have limited visability 7.NDMO needs to recover equipment that was distributed ?? 8.Can foreign practionners work in-country? Need for more info regarding foreign medical staff. 9.Medical standards (for medication) need to be publicized 10.Partners and collaborations, opportunities for training need to be highlighted (also for food in emergencies – fiji is only country with current programme) 11.Medical Surveillance (also remote sensing), use of new technologies for information sharing/transferring of info etc.. 12.Vaccination – management of contagious diseases in evac. Centres (also HIV) 13.GBV, violence, water hygiene etc.. Opportunites: 1.Sharing of resp. within the cluster to be formalized 2.Partnerships to made more public so otehrs can benefit from them 3.Violence against women, maternal health, psycho-social counselling – cross cutting issues 4.Breast milk substitutes and other forbidden items … non-solicited donations 5.IVPF : work being done


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