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.
Projects targeting environmental conservation launched in the Marshall Islands
Mar 9, 2018
Over 25 participants gathered in Majuro today to officially launch two national projects as part of the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme.
Cook Islands Women Parliamentarians Caucus to Boost Equal Representation
Mar 8, 2018
With the establishment of the Women Parliamentarians Caucus, Cook Islands aims to further advance the effective participation of women at the highest decision-making body: the legislature.
Bakhodir Burkhanov: Handover event at Tonga’s Legislative Assembly Premises
Mar 8, 2018
This was a show of great solidarity and support from Tonga’s fellow legislatures. UNDP only played a facilitative role by liaising with our partner Parliaments and covering the cost of lifting the equipment, supplies and personnel to Tonga.