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Integrating Biodiversity Safeguards and Conservation into Development in Palau

The project aims to address the negative impacts of unsustainable sector-led development practices on the country's biodiversity-rich landscapes including its productive coastal and marine ecosystems.…  


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…  


Mainstreaming Global Environmental Priorities into National Policies and Programmes in Palau

The goal of this project is to develop innovative and sustainable capacities to create a more resilient environmental management information system that will support a better environmental…  


Palau Disaster Preparedness and Improved Infrastructure

The project aims to improve Palau's resilience capacity in preparing and mitigating man-made, geophysical, climate hazards and other related hazards. The project responds to the goal that 'by 2022,…  


Arming human rights advocates for communities

Fijians should know their rights and should be empowered to exercise these rights. This is the goal of an initiative being undertaken by members of Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to…  


Solevaka – A virtual community for SDG Partnerships

In this contemporary society, online platforms are fast emerging to create and add value to the globalized and complex world of information.  


Advocating for sign language to be recognized as an official language

In a busy hotel lobby, among the guests and visitors conversing in different languages was Leona Tamainai, who was briefing her colleagues in sign language. Leona represents the Fiji Association of…  


Inclusiveness of Political Parties Discussed at Regional Conference

The third regional Political Parties Conference is currently underway in Honiara, Solomon Islands to develop broad outreach strategies that will engage youth, women and minority groups.  


Governance Clinic to Boost Citizen Engagement in Local Governance

A governance clinic planned for Aimeliik State, the administrative division of the island country of Palau, aims to increase the understanding of local residents on the roles and responsibilities of…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  

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