Our Stories

  • Loan provides energy for homes in the Solomon Islands
    Jun 6, 2016

    Single mother and sole bread winner Mary Pako received solar lighting in her home for the first time last year. The 45-year-old, who lives in a remote village of Tenarau in the Guadalcanal province of the Solomon Islands is a client of the South Pacific Business Development Solar Lighting Loan.

  • Improving climate change adaptation capacities in Santa Catalina
    May 25, 2016

    Many of us have never considered what it would be like to live without easy access to water. We take for granted that when we turn on our taps in our kitchens and bathrooms, clean water will for certain pour forth into our cups, drink bottles, tubs and sinks. But for communities living with limited natural water resources and the impacts of climate change influences, accessible and abundant clean water is a dream.

  • Cash for Work Brings Smiles to Cyclone-battered Villages, Helps Speed Up Massive Debris Cleaning
    May 25, 2016

    Three months after Tropical Cyclone Winston, Disoro Elenoa, 57, a small-time broom-maker of Nacamaki can hardly help tears well up in her eyes as she focuses on the more urgent business of putting together a bundle of brooms that she sends every week for sale in the markets of Suva.

  • PRRP Annual Report 2015
  • Chainsaw training helps open access to farmlands in Cyclone-affected Villages of Fiji
    May 24, 2016

    Three months after Tropical Cyclone Winston, combined efforts of the affected communities, the Government of Fiji and the international community are making positive strides towards restoring food security and farm-based livelihoods and helping move vulnerable Fijian populations on the road to recovery.

  • Tuvalu Environmental Social Management Plan
    May 23, 2016

    The Government of Tuvalu through the UNDP is submitting a Funding Proposal to the Green Climate Fund, which focuses on coastal adaptation. The funding proposal is in Environmental and Social (E&S) Risk Category B/I-2. The E&S due diligence steps have been conducted during the preparation of the Funding Proposal. The Social and Environmental Screening Report and Environmental and Social Management Plan can be accessed from here.

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