• 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.

  • 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.

  • Insurance helps Tuicakau cope with illness Feb 19, 2018

    Tuicakau Nawaiciono, a 57-year-old retired civil servant, believes that more Fijians should think about taking out insurance for their family’s wellbeing and protection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu Dec 12, 2017

    Recently, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research carried out a Technical Assistance Week and Workshop on Energy Efficiency for Vanuatu. This workshop was hosted by the Vanuatu Energy Department as the local counterpart of the UNDP project, Center of Excellence for Small Island Development States, and funded in collaboration with the Dutch Kingdom.

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