June 2019

Remembering Mr. John Arumba: A Visionary and RIMES Architect

It is with profound grief that I recall fond memories of Mr. John Arumba, Former Deputy Secretary, Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management, Government of Papua New Guinea, who passed away on 22 June 2019 at the age of 51. Mr. Arumba was a great leader that had grand vision, total commitment and devotion to his duties and responsibilities as a public official, and passion to pursue what he believed was the need of the hour for the benefit of his country and its people.

RIMES welcomes Nepal as 21st Member State

Nepal became RIMES’ 21st Member State on 10 June 2019, with the signing of the RIMES Cooperation Agreement. Following the signing, Nepal's Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and RIMES discussed and prepared a 5-year capacity development program that builds on past and ongoing collaborative projects and current capacity building initiatives in the country. This program includes: