FCG International successfully completes an evaluation of Finnish Support to Weather Forecasting and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Pacific
A team of four experts, including two in-house FCG staff, Pamela White and Outi Silfverberg, implemented during June-August on an evaluation of FINPAC, the Finnish-funded project that is working towards Reduced Vulnerability of Pacific Island Villagers' Livelihoods to the Effects of Climate Change, via strengthening the capacity of the national meteorological services to improve the weather, warning and climate services to communities. The team visited Tonga, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa, consulting vulnerable communities and meteorological services, as well as participating in a regional meteorological meeting in Tonga. Recommendations were given to improve the effectiveness, the project management and increasing the inclusion of women.
Aija Niskanen (aija.niskanenfcg.fi), 3.9.2015