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  • UNDP Continues Global Discussions On Implementation Of National Climate Plans With Dialogue In The Pacific Islands
    Dec 6, 2016

    A regional dialogue in Fiji kicked off today to discuss how countries can turn their national climate plans, or ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDCs), into concrete actions. Shifting from ambition to action will allow Pacific Islands to adapt to the increasing challenges of climate change while contributing to the global goal of keeping temperature rise below the agreed-upon 2 degree threshold.

  • strengthening leadership capacities
    Dec 5, 2016

    Traditional leaders across Fiji’s iTaukei communities are in dire need of skills building and leadership training to cope with the governance challenges of a country at a crossroad between modernization and traditionalism.

  • Address by UNDP Resident Representative, Osnat Lubrani, at the Pacific Regional Dialogue on (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions for the Pacific Islands
    Dec 5, 2016

    First, I would like to start by congratulating the Government of Fiji for its appointment as the President of COP23 to be held in Bonn, Germany in 2017. This is not only a significant step for Fiji or the Pacific, but for Small Islands Developing states globally. Fiji is not new to leadership roles in the UNFCCC. As we are aware, Fiji was the chair of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation leading up to Paris. UNDP looks forward to supporting Fiji in this new role.

  • Rural women secure their livelihoods through financial literacy training
    Dec 5, 2016

    The women of Nacokaika village, Naitasiri make significant contributions to their families and village through kai gleaning and selling. Kai or freshwater bivalves gleaning has been a job performed by women in villages along the river banks of Fiji and selling them has been a major source of their household and village income.

  • Risk Governance Policy Brief
    Nov 1, 2016

    This policy brief is the product of testing, learning and adapting a mainstreaming approach to resilient development1 in the Pacific. It is based on an in-depth review and analysis of global and regional literature on approaches to mainstreaming, climate change and disaster risk management and governance reforms. It draws on extensive testing of mainstreaming approaches in four countries (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga) carried out through the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme.

  • Agro-forestry Farming Approach to Boost Vanuatu’s Resilience
    Oct 18, 2016

    With Tropical Cyclone Pam impacts still fresh in the minds of many, there is an increasing focus on food security as well as domestic food production to support the resilience of local communities.

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