Helping rebuild people’s livelihood on Shepard’s Islands through Fisheries training
Sep 9, 2016
The offshore islands of Efate extending to the Shepard’s have been part of the hardest hit islands during Tropical Cyclone Pam early last year, which caused much destruction on their livelihood.
Insuring the uninsurable in PNG: New Property Insurance Research Underway
Sep 6, 2016
Studies are underway by Capital Insurance to research unserved markets in Papua New Guinea (PNG), to explore the possibility of providing low-cost insurance specially-designed for currently uninsured properties in informal settlements and villages.
Media seen as an important player in development
Sep 5, 2016
With the new UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Country Director and Head of Regional Policy and Programming, Bakhodir Burkhanov, settled in, representatives of media organisations in a recent Meet the Media Morning Tea Event had the opportunity to engage with him in dialogue and be recognized as an important partner in the country’s and the Pacific’s development work
Vanuatu Farmer-Vendors Inspired for Change
Sep 5, 2016
Rural and urban markets in Vanuatu are central to the livelihoods of the people especially the poorer households who depend heavily on the income they earn from their small scale market operations.
Address by UNDP Resident Representative, Osnat Lubrani at the launch of the Fiji Access to Justice Project
Aug 29, 2016
It is my great pleasure to be here for this most important occasion. I am inspired by the remarks made by the previous speakers in launching the Fiji Access to Justice Project which will be implemented by UNDP in key partnership with the Judicial Department and the Legal Aid Commission, and with the funding of the European Union.
Food Bank for Disaster Resilience
Aug 26, 2016
The Food Bank initiative which is designed to assist communities prepare for and recover from disasters, was handed over to the Naviti communities in the Yasawa group of islands in a handover ceremony that was held yesterday in Kese village.
Tuvalu uses ridge-to-reef approach to sustain livelihoods
Aug 25, 2016
Coastal fishery stocks have sustained island communities for generations in Tuvalu but is under increasing pressure due to the impacts of climate change and unsustainable fishing practices.
Remarks by UNDP Country Director, Bakhodir Burkhanov, at the Fiji Parliamentarians Professional Development Retreat on the role of Parliament in Extractive Industries
Aug 24, 2016
At the outset, I would like to say that UNDP has been supporting countries around the world in translating the use of oil, gas and mineral resources into development benefits. These experiences have shown that progress in human development is maximised where effective policies, accountability frameworks and governance systems are in place.
Adaptation plans to ensure resilience for water-stressed communities
Aug 16, 2016
Six Solomon Islands communities have successfully completed mapping out their climate change adaptation plans for this year until 2018 and beyond.
Climate Change Adaptation, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is everybody’s business
Aug 15, 2016
A national feedback session to present key findings, recommendations and lessons learned of a climate change vulnerability assessment on water, sanitation and hygiene for Taro, Gizo and Tigoa provincial towns, and in the rural communities of Santa Catalina, Tuwo and Ferafalu successfully concluded in Honiara today.