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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…  


Increasing Women’s Access to Land: Meet Women Who Build Peaceful and Equal Communities in Solomon Islands

Gender equality and women’s empowerment contribute to lasting peace and resilient communities. The union and collaboration between indigenous Solomon Islanders and other groups within the country were…  


Project to support the achievement of Nauru's National Energy Road Map Targets

Nauru, like most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific region, has scarce local energy resources limited to solar energy and biomass and imports most of the energy consumed from abroad.…  


Digital remote sensing technology to upscale Palau’s disaster risk management

Palau is taking an extraordinary step forward to further strengthen its disaster risk management and climate change adaptation efficiency using detailed and accurate topographic data.  


Launch of the LiDAR survey and handover of equipment in Palau

I am delighted to join our partners in Palau to mark an important milestone at the official launch of the LiDAR survey. The LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It is an aerial digital…  


Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project empowering women and girls

Over the past years, there has been a great shift in the roles of Tuvaluan women at home, in the community, and at the national and international levels. Now, women are engaged as lawyers,…  


Information Note: Right to information in the Pacific

The Right to Information is a powerful anti-corruption tool that gives all persons the right to access information held by public bodies.  


Information Note: Holistic integrity frameworks to address corruption

Corruption is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon, which hinders development and undermines the security of societies.  


Information Note: Good practices in public service excellence to prevent corruption

This is a key focus of Chapter II of the United Nations Convention against Corruption on preventive measures, and is further supported by the global adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable…  


Information Note: Economic and social impacts of corruption in the Pacific

The Pacific region is rich in natural resources and has great potential for economic development.  

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