Graphic Design Contest launched to raise NCD awareness
May 17, 2018
The Pacific Community and UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji through the Wake Up! Project are launching a graphic design contest for youth from the Pacific to raise awareness on NCDs and their risk factors.
UNDP re-affirms technical and capacity support for the reporting of weather and climate data
May 16, 2018
The Fiji Meteorological Office’s daily tasks to provide accurate and timely weather and climate information received a boost with the official handover of equipment that will ensure that the country’s Automated Weather Systems are well maintained.
Building capacity of local experts in post disaster needs assessment and disaster recovery
Apr 26, 2018
A country challenged with disasters triggered by various types of natural hazards, the Government of Vanuatu welcomes the opportunity to strengthen strategic planning for the recovery phase of natural disasters.
Coconut Sector Development Project to Bring New Opportunities to I-Kiribati
Apr 15, 2018
Not opting for a slower pace of life during their retirement years, Tonagafiti Cross, 71, and Anglin Onario, 65, have been working tirelessly throughout Kiribati to educate their fellow citizens on the value of the coconut and how its by-products can be used to reduce poverty on the atoll islands.
Training for regional stakeholders on post-disaster needs assessment and implementing recovery strategies
Apr 10, 2018
Representatives of Pacific Island governments are part of a regional workshop this week learning how to determine the economic and social costs of disasters that can then inform recovery strategies to help rebuild the physical and social structures of disaster affected communities.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Regional Post-Disaster Needs Assessment and Disaster Recovery Framework Training and Training of Trainers
Apr 9, 2018
The training program we’re launching today will provide you with practical tools to conduct a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, to identify recovery needs in case a major disaster occurs in our region, and support national authorities in the design of a people-centered Disaster Recovery Framework.
New initiative to boost economic growth in Kiribati
Mar 29, 2018
The Government of Kiribati today signed an agreement with UNDP on an initiative that will seek to foster income generation for poor rural households, improve the livelihoods, overall income and employment opportunities for the people of Kiribati.
“Floating Budget Analysis” to boost Parliaments’ capacity to review budget in the Pacific
Mar 27, 2018
Lessons from the budget analysis model applied by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji has been replicated in the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. The support during the 2018 budget process was facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme.
Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor's story
Mar 20, 2018
Since June last year, Ruth Kamu has stuck to her goal to save at least SBD $100 (USD $12.79) a month toward her retirement. The 43-year-old market vendor in Honiara, Solomon Islands, says that she plans to build a home that she can live out her twilight years in.
Development’s ‘invisible’ risks – learning from the past and safeguarding the future in Fiji
Mar 9, 2018
Development planners from across all four divisions of Fiji are now able to anticipate risks to and from the infrastructure and sector development projects that they oversee.