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Agile digital approach on access to justice challenges

The Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Fiji 2018 assessment commissioned by the European Union (EU)-funded Fiji Access to Justice project highlighted challenges and significance of access to justice in…  


Is gender-based violence the worst pandemic we have ever faced?

The COVID-19 pandemic affected lives, plagued economies, left millions without jobs and income and deprived us of social relations as we used to know. In this context, one issue found fertile soil to…  


Part 2: Bridging digital divide key to unlocking Pacific potential

This week’s article looks at the benefits of fostering inclusive digital economies for everyday Solomon Islanders and the wider Pacific region, citing the YouSave LoMobile micro-pension product as a…  


The IPCC report and the climate crisis in the Pacific

The takeaways from the latest IPCC report published in August 2021 are unequivocal: based on our current trajectory, the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, rising sea levels, global…  


An Inclusive Digital Economy Can Accelerate Development and Growth in Solomon Islands

Digital transformation is now central to the Solomon Islands' Government financial inclusion agenda. Despite the country's challenges due to its isolated economy, this initiative holds much promise if…  


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…  

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