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How Vanuatu ran a successful election during a pandemic: lessons learnt

A few days prior to its general election day in Vanuatu in March, the volcano on Tanna island showed increased activity and an earthquake hit the country. Cyclone Gretel followed and impacted…  


FSM Congress becomes the first Pacific legislature to convene a virtual session

Human rights become more relevant when they are most in danger, the German-American philosopher, Hannah Arendt, had said. In a similar vein, the relevance of parliaments’ increases during a crisis.…  


Traditional knowledge, social resilience and women’s empowerment are keys to cultivating sustainable communities

The early morning Fiji sun shimmers. We turn off the Queens highway and drive along a winding dirt road. We are driving to Vusama, located on the South West coast of Fiji’s main Island Viti Levu, to…  


“Climate Tragedy: If We Drown Tuvalu, We Drown the Entire World”

Tuvalu, a dot on the globe, but home to 11,500 people and 1000 km away from the next ATM , face an existential threat. Climate induced hazards such as rising sea levels, cyclones, tsunamis, droughts,…  

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