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Re-purposing food supply chains during times of disaster

The COVID-19 crisis has knocked many companies off balance. In the food security space, fundamental changes in consumer behaviour, supply chains, and routes to market have also emerged.  


Exploring the concept and use of positive deviance in food security

The Positive Deviance (PD) concept has attracted a lot of attention in the innovation field in the past decade. The PD concept is built on the premise that "in every community or organization, there…  


Why inclusive climate consultations matter in Tuvalu

Home to some 11,000 inhabitants, Tuvalu consists of three islands and six low-lying atolls scattered across the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With a total land area of only about 26 square kilometers,…  


Experience is the best teacher

In December 2020, the UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific partnered with the Pacific Blue Foundation (PBF), and together with the Beqa-Yanuca Secondary School, the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA)…  


Food security is everyone’s business

In Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Fiji, food security in terms of accessibility and affordability to food is a key challenge. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji in…  


Blue financing for community-led marine conservation in Fiji

While we celebrate World Oceans Day and reminded of humanity’s shared resource that is the ocean and the personal connection that we have with the sea, we are also reminded that the impact of the…  


Why transparency is fundamental to Climate Action

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught people across varying fields many lessons. Access to up-to-date and reliable scientific data helps policy makers make informed decisions, especially in times of…  


What do you (and I) know about public finances?

Public Finance Management (PFM) in its most basic definition is simply how governments manage their resources, their public finances. If like me, you have wondered how the government decides which…  


Public Finances and Gender: What a trip to Lautoka taught us

Lautoka, situated in the Western part of Viti Levu, is the second largest city in Fiji. This is also the second stop for the budget consultation workshop organized by the Fiji Council of Social…  


Hard-fought progress on TB in Kiribati at risk due to COVID-19

Under the World Health Organization (WHO)’s End Tuberculosis (TB) Strategy, countries around the world have set out ambitious targets to reduce the number of TB cases and deaths, as well as…  

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