Screening for Risks to Improve Resilience of Development Planning
Feb 19, 2018
National planning officers from a range of Ministries across Tonga will be required to identify climate change, disaster and gender risks associated with all major investments as part of their Annual Corporate Planning and Budgeting starting in fiscal year 2018.
Safeguarding development projects from earthquake and cyclones in Temotu Province
Feb 16, 2018
Provincial planners and Government Ministries such as Health, Agriculture and Fisheries are working together in Temotu Province to ensure that climate change and disaster risks are considered in the design and implementation of development projects.
Risk informing community development projects in Vanua Levu
Feb 16, 2018
Community development projects in the Northern Division of Fiji are becoming more resilient to disasters and climate change following ongoing work to risk inform community development plans.
Cook Islands Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the SDGs focuses on Mental Health
Feb 13, 2018
Following the success of the first Parliament Speaker’s Debate on the Sustainable Development Goals, a second debate, on Thursday 8th February, brought together people to openly discuss issues around mental health in the Cook Islands.
Solomon Islands holds Development Finance Assessment inception workshop
Feb 12, 2018
Policymakers discussed the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Solomon Islands’ Development finance assessment (DFA) at a workshop held in Honiara this month
Youth are the future of climate resilience
Feb 11, 2018
When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international media, it is often accompanied by images of houses and roads inundated with seawater, families standing among ruined homes, and children barefoot among wind-blown palm trees.
Cook Islands MPs briefed on proposed Ocean Legislation
Feb 7, 2018
A two-day capacity building workshop designed for Members of the Cook Islands Parliament, provided the platform for open and robust discussions on the soon to be tabled Maritime Zones Bill and the Marine Resources Bill.
New Zealand and UNDP Strengthen Partnership in support of Pacific Parliaments
Feb 1, 2018
Vanuatu has become the fifth country in the Pacific to receive support from the United Nations Development Programme through a three-year Parliament strengthening project with funding from the New Zealand Government’s Aid Programme.
New partnership looks to create Pacific wide microinsurance solution for coastal fisheries sector
Feb 1, 2018
Many Pacific Islanders depend on coastal fisheries for both food and income but the sector is vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, which can expose them to severe risks.
Communities in Fiji gain gender equality awareness and access services
Dec 22, 2017
Marguerite Gain returned to her mother’s village after surviving domestic violence and for the past ten years she has been earning her livelihood sewing uniforms for students, dresses and shirts for her fellow village women and men using an old manual sewing machine.