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Vanuatu MPs undergo induction for new term of Parliament

Newly elected Members of the Vanuatu Parliament are currently undergoing a five-day induction programme aimed at equipping MPs to better understand and effectively perform their role as legislators.  


Local COVID-19 response projects in Fiji and Vanuatu to benefit from UNDP’s support

The Pacific Response: Sustainable Livelihoods Challenge, launched on 24 April 2020, came to a successful conclusion on Friday 22 May 2020, with several innovative social impact projects emerging as…  


How Vanuatu ran a successful election during a pandemic: lessons learnt

A few days prior to its general election day in Vanuatu in March, the volcano on Tanna island showed increased activity and an earthquake hit the country. Cyclone Gretel followed and impacted…  


‘Keeping ourselves safe from malaria’

“To protect myself and my family, we keep our yard clean, we make sure there are no tins, or bottles or coconut shells lying around, and cut the grass regularly. And we sleep under a mosquito net,”…  


How to scale impact: thinking big

Achieving impact, even if limited, is not really difficult. There are enough people who donate a loose dollar, euro or franc for a good cause during the Christmas season. Many of these…  


Frugal innovation: An opportunity to democratise electricity

The off-grid island of Lelepa in the Republic of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean, has just started trialing a modular energy solution called ‘Power Blox’. Power cubes with a modular…  


Vanuatu Third National Communication

The project is assisting Vanuatu in meeting reporting requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in accordance with its commitments as a non-Annex 1 Party as mandated…  


Vanuatu Low Emissions Capacity Building Phase II

The initiative aims to assist Vanuatu to strengthen and harmonize the policies, institutional frameworks and national Monitoring Reporting and Verification systems to mainstream national mitigation…  


Mainstreaming global environmental priorities into national policies and programmes

This support is crucial to assist Vanuatu Government in this critical area at national level, seeking to harmonize existing information systems, integrate internationally accepted measurement…  


Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Zones in Vanuatu

Vanuatu ranks as the world’s most vulnerable country due to its high exposure to natural disasters, scattered island geography, narrow economic base, inadequate communication and transportation…  

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