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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Coconut farmers to benefit from ANZ goMoney
Aug 12, 2016
An exciting project to connect mobile banking to the coconut industry was launched today by the Australian Government, Pacific Financial Inclusion Program and ANZ Bank. The SBD 5 million dollar program (US$650,000) will connect rural coconut oil producers, laborers, buyers and transport operators with digital finance as the coconut industry in Solomon Islands expands.