CID Talk: Legal Preparedness for Disasters in the Pacific

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Location: Online (Zoom)

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People don’t often think about disaster and emergency  laws  in the middle of an emergency, but they form the invisible foundation of disaster risk management, protecting and preparing communities, establishing systems for coordination, and clarifying who should be doing what by when.  The need for an effective disaster and emergency legal framework in the Pacific is increasing.

For  over 10 years, Red Cross has been working in support of governments, regional organisations and the wider community to strengthen legal preparedness for disasters in the Pacific.   

Please join us to hear more  about the work of IFRC Disaster Law in the Pacific,  disaster risk governance trends and opportunities in the region and also how to ensure that laws and policies better protect  and include those most at risk of disasters – including  in public health emergencies.  

Mr Meiapo Faasau (Pacific Disaster Law Manager, IFRC ) and Gabby Emery (Asia Pacific Disaster Law Manager, IFRC) will present. Meiapo Faasau is the IFRC Disaster Law Manager for the Pacific, and provides support to the Pacific Island Countries through their Red Cross National Societies with the review of their Disaster Risk Management Laws and Policies. Gabby Emery (B.A., LL. B, LL.M) heads the Disaster Law team for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Asia Pacific. Based out of Malaysia, Gabby supports the 38 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Asia Pacific to work with their governments on legislative and policy reforms for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.