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Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians

The REACH Project aims to promote peace building, social cohesion and inclusiveness. Project conducts awareness raising of the social, economic and legal rights enshrined in the Constitution of the…  


Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Human Development

The project is piloting key activities in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and will be further contextualized and replicated in other Pacific Island countries through the development of a four-year regional…  


Traditional salt-making in Vusama Village


Can reviving traditional knowledge systems improve climate resilience for coastal villages?

As the Accelerator Lab Pacific continues its exploration of “Climate Security for Low-Lying Coastal Areas/Atolls”, references to cultural identity continued to emerge. Cultural identity for each…  


Justice and compassion for rape survivors

One in three women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. But in in Fiji, according to the UN, that figure rises to two…  


Crucial factors in getting your innovative work to reach the people you are serving

I just returned from a field trip to the north, east and west of Fiji. While on this trip, I had the opportunity to observe and talk with numerous rural farmers. I enjoyed kava with rural villagers…  


Kadavu youth standing up for human rights to end violence against women in Fiji

This year’s Human Rights Day focuses on Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. It aims to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range…  


Climate-resilient development: the future of financing in the Pacific

UNDP, through the Governance for Resilience (Gov4Res) Project, will work with Pacific island governments to ‘risk-inform’ development financing and planning mechanisms so that countries can better…  


New UNDP report: Inequalities in human development in the 21st Century. Pacific make progress but unevenly

Almost 30 years since its inception, UNDP’s flagship product – the Human Development Report remains a powerful voice. Matthew Johnson-Idan, Development Economist for UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji…  


New UNDP Report: Human Development in Asia-Pacific region advances dramatically, but unevenly

The Human Development Report, which pioneers a more rounded way to measure countries’ progress beyond just economic growth, says that as the gap in basic standards is narrowing, with an unprecedented…  

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