Helping to better prepare for and recover from disasters
The Indo-Pacific region is home to 10 of the 15 countries considered most at risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. Australia is working with our partners in the region to identify risks and hazards, and lay the foundations for resilience to disasters and climate change.
Australia's approach to disaster risk reduction is guided by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through our disaster risk reduction programs we support partner countries and local communities in the Indo-Pacific region to increase their capacity to respond and build back better after disasters.
Disaster risk reduction is integrated across the Australian Development Program. We also support direct disaster risk management programs in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and regionally across the Pacific, drawing on technical expertise from across the Australian Government, including Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
Australian Humanitarian Partnership: Disaster READY
The Australian Humanitarian Partnership’s Disaster READY program ($50 million, 2018-2022) is a disaster preparedness and resilience program implemented by Australian NGOs and their local networks across the Pacific and Timor-Leste. The program represents Australia’s largest ever investment in disaster preparedness in the region, and is an important element of Australia’s stepped-up engagement for a more resilient Pacific