ESTABLISHMENT

The National Disaster Council was established under the NDC Act 1989 Section 3(1) as the body Corporate to which the provisions for Part VII of the Interpretation and General
Provisions Act [sic]

FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

  • advise Cabinet on strategic institutional, policy and funding issues necessary to provide for effective DM in the Solomon Islands
  • provide management oversight of the activities of the NDC Committees, approve annual Committee programmes and recommend Committee initiatives for funding where appropriate
  • manage relationships with international, regional and bi-lateral partners to coordinate and optimise external support for DM activities
  • receive annual reports from the NDC committees
  • in the event of a disaster provide strategic oversight of the response to and recovery from the event.

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DISASTERS

Established under the Act as the Minister responsible for the establishment of the National Disaster Management Office under Section 7

Currently the NDMO sits with the Ministry of Environment, Climate change, Disaster management and Meteorology (MECDM). Therefore, the Minister for MECDM is the Minister reponsible for Disaster related matters in Solomon Islands