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  • 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.

  • Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum focusses on disaster risk reduction and information relevance
    Oct 17, 2016

    The second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum officially opened today with national, regional and international experts on climate services and disaster risk reduction present to explore common approaches and best practices for climate services that can be extended throughout the Pacific Island region.

  • UNDP-Russia partnership launches disaster resilience project
    Oct 17, 2016

    The Government of the Russian Federation in partnership with the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji yesterday launched the Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) Project in Nadi, Fiji.

  • Opening Remarks by UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director, Bakhodir Burkhanov at the 2nd Pacific Climate Outlook Forum
    Oct 17, 2016

    The importance of bringing together weather and climate experts for a discussion on how to prepare for adverse weather conditions prior to what is commonly known as the “cyclone season” cannot be overstated.

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