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Traditional knowledge as a powerful lever for climate resilience

In December 2019, the UN Development Programme Pacific Office in Fiji through the Accelerator Lab Pacific embarked on an experiment to understand the interplay between traditional knowledge, cultural…  

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…  

The day I decided to marry data

I met data at work. Data had spent much time in the West showing exemplary results for public sector innovation. When data came to my home country - India, there was intrigue and some implicit demand.  

Can reviving traditional knowledge systems improve climate resilience for coastal villages?

As the Accelerator Lab Pacific continues its exploration of “Climate Security for Low-Lying Coastal Areas/Atolls”, references to cultural identity continued to emerge. Cultural identity for each…  

Sensemaking in a complex world: What matters most for the Pacific?

Every once in a while, it is important to step back from what we are doing and take a look at why we are doing it, and whether our larger purpose is served well by it (or what might serve this larger…  

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