South Pacific Region
Responding today, preparing for tomorrow
Island nations are particularly vulnerable to hazards such as violent storms, volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Even when local capacity to prepare and respond is relatively good, the potential impact and long term consequences can be severe.
Field Ready is working across six pacific island nations to reduce disaster risk concerns and prepare people for the next disaster with a strategic focus on WASH, accessibility for people with disabilities and disaster preparedness.
Our aim is to lessen disaster impacts and increase people's resilience. Working with a number of partners including World Vision Australia, DFAT, HitNet, UNICEF, USAID and others, Field Ready is putting not just the necessary elements of a response in place, but also building vital knowledge and skills.
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Getting results for the South Pacific Region
Field Ready has been working in the South Pacific since 2016 and established a Fiji workshop facility in 2017 as a hub for humanitarian supplies design and manufacturing and conducting pilot activities in Fiji Central Division under the DFAT Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) Programme.
Field Ready have developed and delivered innovative projects to produce critical humanitarian supplies through engaging and networking local manufacturers, including:
Emergency Latrine development with Habitat For Humanity, UNICEF, Fiji Ministry of Health and WASH Cluster partners.
Local production of the Oxfam Jerry Bucket with local manufacturing partners.
Designing and making items to improve the safety, dignity and accessibility of evacuation centres with local DPOs, the CAN DO Network and AHP.
Building strong foundations for the future of localised response
Field Ready is laying the groundwork for a strong localised response to future disaster by recruiting and training local engineers in humanitarian response and making. Field Ready is also mapping and engaging with local manufacturers in sectors from high tech plastics factories to metalwork, moulding & casting, woodwork and traditional handicrafts industries.
Localising manufacturing for disaster preparation and response starts with networked manufacturers. Field Ready is leading the way in mapping and networking these manufacturers so that humanitarian aid can be made where it is needed across the South Pacific region.