Hi Matt,
Apologies for the delay in replying to this…the PHT is primarily made up of UN agencies. They recently (19-21 Oct) had their annual Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Meeting in Suva, Fiji, and more information about this (as well as the PHT) can be found on http://pacifichumanitarian.info. The PHT is primarily to support host countries (such as Vanuatu affected by TC Pam, or Fiji affected by TC Winston). The challenge for the PHT is to incorporate international DRM principles into the Emergency Management (EM) framework around which host governments base their EM Plans..these being developed from the Australian/NZ model.