Peoples of the Pacific have continued to remain resilient in the face of challenging times. Pacific communities rally organically in response to crises of humanity.These Pacific-indigenized responses are practices that can inform and shape new understandings in humanitarian response and disaster preparedness.
NIUPATCH is a new space-place (patch) focused on Pacific-indigenous humanitarian psychology from Oceania. NIUPATCH is the Pacific regional HUBB (Humans United Beyond Borders) for the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University Aotearoa-New Zealand.
A new patch (space/place) for interdisciplinary practice, research and educational programming to connect with Pacific regional communities of Oceania, to improve the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction.