Asia-Pacific

Maldivian Ministry of Health and Family

The mission of the Ministry of Health and Family in the Maldives is to establish systems for health, well-being and social protection of its people, to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services and drug

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Maldivian National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)

NDMC is committed to taking pro-active and timely measures to prevent or reduce the impact of disasters on the Maldivian people and economy through its efficient staff and collaborative efforts with National, Regional and International Agencies

Website: http://www.ndmc.gov.mv/

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UN-OCHA – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most

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Fiji South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)

The mission of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is "to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow." Its goal is to ensure that earth sciences are utilized fully in order to improve the livelihoods of Pacific communities.

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Fiji Land Information System of the Department of Land and Survey (FLIS)

The Fiji Land Information System is a major government project, part of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral resources, designed to create a coordinated system for storing and providing 'core' information about land in the Republic of Fiji.

Website: http://www.lands.gov.fj/flis.shtml

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Fiji Department of the Ministry of Public Utilities

The Fiji Department of the Ministry of Public Utilities is directly responsible for policy formulation, planning, design, regulation, coordination and implementation of programs, and project services relating to public works, roads, shipping, meteorology, transportation and utilities.

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Fiji Forest Department

The roles and responsibilities of the Forestry Department are the formulation and implementation of policy initiatives and the administration of the regulatory framework to facilitate Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in all types of forests.

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Fiji Seismology Section of the Mineral Resources Department (MRD)

Among the key activities of the MRD are providing geoscientific information on Fiji, developing policies on mining and providing other relevant information and assistance for investors in the mining sector. MRD furthermore facilitates the exploration and development of the mineral, petroleum and other related non-living resources of the country.

Website: http://www.mrd.gov.fj/gfiji/

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Fiji National Fire Authority (NFA)

Established in 1994, the National Fire Authority assumed responsibilities to provide fire services for the entire nation of Fiji. Most of NFA's overall activities involve responding to incidents and suppressing fires. NFA responds to a variety of fire

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El Nino phenomenon: Impacts predicted for late 2012

Climate indicators for an El Nino event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern in late 2012. The pattern typically brings below average rainfall for the Asia Pacific region, threatening the yields of agricultural crops, while America is often hit by wetter than average weather.

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