MCIP to help enhance Fiji’s communication system
February 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Navy Commander Saula Tuilevuka says the program is aimed at enhancing Fiji's communication system during disaster response.
The Republic of Fiji Military Force will be working with relevant stakeholders to enhance communication and cybercrime monitoring in Fiji.
This will be possible through the Multinational Communication Interoperability Program (MCIP) in the Pacific which will be hosted by Fiji.
Navy Commander Saula Tuilevuka says the program is aimed at enhancing Fiji’s communication system during disaster response.
“It will involve coordinated effort which will require the establishment of dynamic and responsive national capability to facilitate real time response and relief towards affected population”.
With a specific focus on Spectrum Management and cyber communication training, RFMF Lieutenant Colonel Viliame Draunibaka says MCIP will also help relevant authorities in disaster preparedness.
“It allows us to prepare and get our self-ready for the next disaster that we may encounter as you are aware that we are now facing the brunt of climate change”.
Fiji is the first Pacific nation to be hosting such an event.
Fiji volunteered to co-host this event and the main workshop will actually be in Nadi next week and also the information sharing module is here in Suva. Fiji is definitely one of the key members of the MCIP program and we’re very fortunate to have them volunteer to host.
Known as the MCIP, the training will help develop communication strategies that will be used to help those affected by natural disasters.