Palau sets up initiative to strengthen its local governance
Oct 13, 2016
Limitations on policies, public financial management, law making and legal affairs, limited citizen outreach and demand for accountability are some of the issues behind the development of the Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project.
Launch of Pacific Ridge to Reef programme
Oct 11, 2016
Over 50 delegates across the Pacific Island region convened in Nadi today to officially launch the Global Environment Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef programme aimed at improving the livelihoods and opportunities of Pacific Islanders through local actions to conserve and rehabilitate their environments.
UNDP, Global Initiatives Announce the 5th Responsible Business Forum
Oct 7, 2016
We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Development Programme will be working together with Global Initiatives, as co-organizers of the 5th annual Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, held once again at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 22 - 24 November 2016.
Climate smart farming techniques help local market vendor-farmers
Oct 6, 2016
A training to increase agricultural productivity and income of market-vendors is helping many who are both farmers and market vendors. The United Nations Development Programme in partnership with Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture is using the training to broaden market vendor-farmers’ knowledge and awareness on how and what effect climate change can have on their farms and ways in which it can be mitigated.
Remarks by UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director for the Pacific Office in Fiji, Bakhodir Burkhanov at the Fiji Ridge to Reef Project Launch
Oct 4, 2016
As we launch this project, I would like to reiterate the commitment of the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, covering Fiji as well as 9 other Pacific Island Countries out of our offices in Suva, to support the Government of Fiji in implementing this R2R project through its designated Executing Agency – the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment.
New partnership enables affordable insurance for low income earners
Sep 30, 2016
A simple text message is all it will take Pacific Islanders to sign up to new microinsurance products providing a crucial safety net for families. BIMA Pacific photoBIMA, a world-leading mobile micro-insurance provider, and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) have launched their second major joint initiative that will provide microinsurance products to underserved communities across five Pacific Island Countries.
Tuvalu Parliament hosts Women’s Practice Parliament
Sep 21, 2016
Seventeen women from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered on this week for the start of Tuvalu’s second Women’s Practice Parliament. Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Maatia Toafa, in his opening remarks spoke on the importance of carving out a space for women in politics.
UNDP Innovates to Meet Growing Aspirations in Asia and the Pacific
Sep 20, 2016
The UN Development Programme has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries in the region, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region, says its 2015-16 Results Report.
Enhancing youth employment and economic sustainability for Ra farmers
Sep 19, 2016
“Tropical Cyclone Winston hit us early this year, we now heavily depend on our farms to help us recover,” said the Turaga ni Koro or the village chief of Nabalabala Village in Ra. The Engaging Youth in Organic Farming programme will assist the TC Winston recovery efforts by training youth in organic agriculture and product development.
New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands
Sep 16, 2016
Pacific Leaders’ endorsement of the The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP), the world’s first integrated regional framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters, has been applauded by Pacific regional and international organisations.