strengthens emergency operation centre management
18 July 2016
– Training to help improve the response to emergencies and natural
disasters is underway in the Pohnpei State this week, with a focus on
strengthening the management of the State Emergency Operations Centre
(EOC) and helping the state prepare and respond better to disasters such
as strong winds and storm surges which frequently impact the coastlines.
Pohnpei State Lieutenant Governor Honorable Reed B. Oliver in opening the
training encouraged the participants to take advantage of the presence of
the regional trainers who are facilitating the training so that
preparedness for response in Pohnpei can be enhanced and
this training is timely as the EOC is being activated more often in
response to increasingly frequent strong winds and storm surges events
affecting the island.
Participants are from the Pohnpei State Government Departments, Offices,
and Agencies such as Public Safety, Agriculture, Health, Education,
Transportation Authority, Environment Protection Agency, Radio Station,
Public Affairs Office.. Two participants are from the FSM Office of
Environment and Emergency Management as well as one from the Republic of
Palau’s National Emergency
The training is facilitated by regional trainers who are also staff of the
Geoscience Division of SPC, Mr. Anthony Blake and Mr Noa Tokavou.
Following the training, SPC will provide support to Pohnpei State
Government to develop Standard Operating Procedures for the EOC which will
complement the training and provide a foundation for response to future
The EOC training, supported by the European Union funded, SPC implemented
Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project,
is a capacity building initiative to improve the preparedness and
response capability to natural disasters.
The training will conclude on Friday 22nd July with a
simulation table top exercise and is held at the Governor’s Conference
Patrick Carl, Pohnpei State Disaster Coordinating Officer, Kolonia,
Pohnpei , FSM,
firstname.lastname@example.org, +691 924 5317
Noa Tokavou, SPC’s North Pacific Regional Office, Pohnpei, FSM,
+691 320 7523
The ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project has the
objective is to reduce the vulnerability as well as the social, economic
and environmental costs of disasters caused by natural hazards, thereby
achieving regional and national sustainable development and poverty
reduction goals in Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Pacific Island States.
Implemented by SPC, it will also
maximise synergies between disaster risk reduction
strategies and climate change adaptation.
The total value of the project is EUR 19,367,000 M.
of the Governor- July 15, 2016 2:00pm; A Ground Breaking ceremony was held
at the Liduduhiap waterfalls in Nett, Pohnpei, for the improvement of the
trail leading to the waterfalls. Earlier this month, agreement
was signed by the Pohnpei State Office of Aid Coordination, Tourism
and Economic Affairs and the owners of the surrounding areas near the Two
waterfalls. The Project funding was made available by the FSM Congress
through the FSM Tourism Fund. The funding covers the improvement of the
trail to the waterfalls and picnic facilities to accommodate tourists and
Building a Regional Center for Research Excellence in the FSM
Kolonia, Pohnpei July 11, 2016 - PohnpeiState
Regional Center for Cancer and
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Research through a National Cancer
Institute (NCI) funded initiative.
On Thursday July 07, 2016 Dr. Neal Palafoxcurrently
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of
Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, and a NCI Principal Investigator
with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center
met with Governor Marcelo Peterson to share and discuss a
opportunity to develop a National
Institute of Health designated Research Center of Excellence.
The discussion about developing more Cancer and NCD research capacity in
Pohnpei and the other FSM States has been present for the last 15 years.
The most recent discussions about research through a Pacific Regional
Center for Research Excellence (RCRE) unfolded during the Cancer Council
of the Pacific Islands(CCPI) meeting in December 2015 and April 2016 in
Honolulu, Hawaii. The discussions took place in the context of high NCD
and cancer burdens in the FSM.
The US National Cancer Institute Initiative (NCI), entitled
Planning for Regional Centers for
Research Excellence (RCRE) in Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle
Income Countries (LMIC) provides a unique opportunity for a RCRE to be
developed and based in the FSM States. FSM RCRE projects will focus on
preventing and treating the
high rates liver , mouth, and
cervical cancer; as well as diabetes in
the FSM. The planning
includes partners from the FSM and Pohnpei Health Departments, College of
Micronesia, UH Cancer Center, UH John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the
University of Guam.
The planning budget for the proposed NCI grant includes $400,000 over two
years. The RRCE is not tied to the
Compact, and if successful has the potential to continue for decades. The
application deadline for the competitive NCI grant is August 23, 2016 and
project period, if awarded, begins n April 2017. Successful RRCEs will be
eligible for future funding and support from the NCI.
For more information about the proposed Pohnpei Research Center and the
grant application to the US National Cancer Institute Initiative please
contact the Department of Health Services Administration or the Pohnpei
Cancer Control Program and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community
Health (REACH) at 320-6101 or email email@example.com.
Monday, July 4, 2016 at 10:00am those who appointed by Governor Peterson
and received the advice and consent from the 9th Legislature
took an Oath at the Governor’s Conference Room.
Churchill Edward took an Oath of office for the director of department of
board members of the Environment Protection Agency, Mr. Zorro Donre, Mrs.
Ginger Porter Mida, Mrs. Lucille Apis Overhoff, Mr.Kanoperson Asher, Mr.
Steward Penias, Mrs. Norleen Diorio.
Those you took an Oath for the board members of the Pohnpei Port Authority
: Mrs. Lynn Pangelinan, Mr. Ricky Cantero, Mr. Alik Alik.
Donald David appointed and received advice and consent as a board member
of the Pohnpei
Sport Commission, Mr. Pius Roby board member of the Petrocorp, and Mr.
Richard Adams board member of the FSM Telecommunication.
the Pohnpei State Oath of Office Ceremony Governor Peterson presented a
remarks of Congratulations to the swore-in officers and asked for the
support from everyone for the assistance they will need to guide them
while doing the important works that will benefit Pohnpei State for now
and in the future.
“TREES FOR THE EARTH, LETS GET PLANTING”
2016 Earth Day
Office of the Governor-(April 22, 2016) Earth Day is an
international event which Pohnpei had been taking part in over 20 years.
This year Pohnpei will also take part in the event which it will focus on
restoring the local environment on which all of our lives depend on.
Earlier this morning, a short ceremony was held at the Governor's
Conference room in honor of this year's Earth Day. During the short
ceremony, Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Heinrick Stevenson gave a brief
explanation on the history of Earth Day. H. E. Ambassador Doria Rosen was
present during the ceremony. Governor Peterson expressed his sincere
appreciation and gratitude to Ambassador Rosen for her presence during the
ceremony and her willingness to help the people of Pohnpei raise awareness
for Earth Day.
Drought Relief Assistance