The Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) project is supported by Australia and New Zealand, with SPC bringing experience in emergency and disaster preparedness, to deliver a broad strategic direction and improve the sustainability of the investment.

The Project is implementing activities that support the intent of the Strategic Agenda 2020 by working with the key emergency management agencies to build better collaboration, strengthen communication and ultimately increase effectiveness when responding to disasters, under the lead of NDMOs.

While technology, infrastructure and equipment are important, the emphasis of the project is improving interactions between agencies and their people to influence change that builds TRUST, LEADERSHIP and TEAMWORK.

Great value is placed on "What we do" as emergency management professionals, however, the focus of PIEMA is on "how we do it". This includes the promotion of gender diversity and empowerment in the emergency management sector.