In 2018, CBM Global’s Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) began working with INGO consortia and the disability movement in the Pacific to implement a regional project under the Australian Humanitarian Partnership Disaster READY program.
Through this, we have supported the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and five of its member Organisations of People with Disabilities (OPDs): Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation (FDPF), People with Disabilities Solomon Islands (PWDSI), Vanuatu Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association (VDPA), Raes Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO) and PNG Assembly of Disabled People (PNG ADP) to determine what their own vision of disability-inclusive preparedness for disaster response should look like. This resulted in the development of the Disability-inclusive Preparedness for Response Strategy in the Pacific, which guides the engagement of PDF and its members in all DRR programming.
Throughout the project, IAG uncovered many questions and has created some resources to capture the key learnings. The Pacific Disaster Ready Tip Sheets are a suite of documents and includes key messages and talking points for different sectoral and thematic issues drawing on the learnings from the past four and a half years of the Pacific Disaster Ready project.