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On the brink of a crisis

Climate change has created unprecedented development challenges for Pacific SIDS. Thinking about the cost of increasing frequency and severity of climate-related disasters alone, damage and losses…  


Mobilizing Urgent Action and Political Will For Ocean and Climate Change

There is an urgent need for action on the ocean and climate change nexus. Our oceans, which cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, is one of the greatest and most important resources of our…  


Back in Time

It’s been 23 years since I last set foot on Ovalau, a lush volcanic island separated by a 20km wide channel from Viti Levu, Fiji’s mainland. Ovalau is the sixth largest island in Fiji and the main…  


How do women feel the effects of corruption?

Roadside betel nut stalls. Sago palm kitchens. Social media. ATM queues. You can find someone ready to discuss corruption in most places across Solomon Islands. The conversations show that people are…  


Plastic habit: Reducing waste with behavioural insights in Solomon Islands

Baked food wrapped in banana leaves. Vegetables carted in cane baskets. Intricately woven string bags. Natural materials used to be the standard in Solomon Islands. Then plastic took the place of…  


What fighting corruption looks like in Solomon Islands

Fighting corruption — sounds vague and daunting, right? Corruption is rampant in Solomon Islands. But citizens have a reputation of being complacent in efforts to end it — or at least hard to…  


Pacific Parliaments Experience: Leading on Inclusive Innovation

We have constantly been told that innovation is the key to development. But beyond the buzz word, what does that actually look like? Is it going out and developing new technology, utilising drones or…  


Turning youth unemployment into entrepreneurship

Starting a business is not easy. With the challenges of securing startup capital, understanding the market and competition, entrepreneurs have to find countless solutions to get their operations up…  


Destination 2030: The Power of Partnership to Transform Pacific Tourism

With 1.2 billion tourists crossing borders each year, tourism has a profound and wide-ranging impact on societies, the environment and the economy. Representing 10% of world GDP, 1 in 10 jobs in the…  


Harnessing the power of data to tell a regional story

Important stories live in our data and data visualisation is a powerful means to discover and understand these stories, and then to present them to others . Catrina Rowe, SDG Engagement Expert with…  

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