IOM in the North Pacific at a Glance
IOM established its first office in the region in Majuro in May 2009. The opening of the sub-regional Head Office in Pohnpei followed a few months later. The FSM has been a member state since December 2011 and the RMI acceded to membership on 26 November, 2013.
Funded by: AusAID
This project aims to build the resilience of vulnerable communities in the FSM and the RMI to natural hazards and particularly those that are climate induced. Utilizing IOM’s existing presence in the region and expertise in climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness, IOM will target approximately 10,000 school-aged students, and up to 50 schools and their surrounding communities with the Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Education (CADRE) Program. At the conclusion of the Program it is expected that IOM will:
- Support sustainable adaptation and preparedness strategies, and increase the resilience of vulnerable schools and communities to climate change and natural hazards in the FSM and RMI;
- Empower schools and communities to independently cope with, and respond to natural disasters; thereby filling a gap in the communication and education sectors for combining climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR);
- Support National Government efforts in the implementation of their national policies and strategies pertaining to adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
- Implement practices, which will assist in safe guarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the context of climate change and the impacts to which it is linked.
Downloadable fact sheet found under "Publication".