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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.  


Board Meeting for Kiribati Trade Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening Project

As you all may be aware, the UNDP represents the United Nations' global development network that promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations & advocates for change and connects…  


The positive spin-off of a global pandemic in a Small Island Developing State

About a year ago, Fiji and its neighboring Pacific island countries watched in horror as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit bigger developed countries with crippling effects to their economies.…  


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…  


UNDP and Stakeholders Validate Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initiative Final Report

Coping with increasing use of single plastic products and managing waste is a growing concern for Honiara city. As this trial shows, changing behavior and raising awareness offers new ways for…  


Testing behavioural-insights-informed interventions to change plastic habits

As lifestyles change and a perpetual influx of single-use plastics are introduced in Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands, the city’s waste management system cannot keep up with the daily…  


Changing minds: Testing plastic-free schools in the Solomon Islands

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Changing minds: Testing plastic-free schools in the Solomon Islands

Plastic waste is a huge issue in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara. In October 2018, UNDP in the Solomon Islands won funding from UNDP’s Global Innovation Facility to design a behavioral…  


Five Schools Trial Solutions to Reduce Plastics

Five Honiara schools are trying for 10 weeks to replace single-use plastics in their lunch service through a new waste management initiative.  


Plastic habit: Reducing waste with behavioural insights in Solomon Islands

Baked food wrapped in banana leaves. Vegetables carted in cane baskets. Intricately woven string bags. Natural materials used to be the standard in Solomon Islands. Then plastic took the place of…  

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