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Launch of Micro-Insurance Product

First and foremost, I wish to acknowledge the presence of the Honorable AG and Minister, Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum and I take this opportunity to thank the Fijian Government for supporting this landmark…  


Money Minded and Business Basics Training for Tongan farmers and exporters

At UNDP, we believe that in order to achieve the global sustainable development goal of ending all forms of hunger and making sure that all people, especially children, have sufficient and nutritious…  


Finding resilience through entrepreneurship

The Western Division of Fiji is the main tourism hub of the country - it hosts the Nadi international airport and the inter-island ferry terminals, numerous upscale resorts and backpackers’ hostels,…  


Training courses benefit Fijians impacted by COVID-19

A partnership signed in July 2020 between the UN Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association…  


Impact of COVID-19; Lessons in Resilience in the Pacific

The global impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and extend beyond the realm of health into the social, economic and psychological aspects of people's lives. Although the number of infections in…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and…  


Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Pacific

The following report presents an overview and main findings of an innovation workshop that focused on the question, ‘what does innovation look like in the Pacific and how can we better support the…  


How to build a bakery: A young entrepreneur’s approach

Some successful businesses begin with extensive training and experience. Some start with a sandwich. Wendy Maeobia is a young entrepreneur who went from marketing sandwiches and pineapple pie to…  


Going Organic: From Farm-to-Fork in Vanuatu

With their small populations, remote locations and long distances to markets, vulnerability to natural hazards, extreme weather events and climate change, the Pacific Island Countries face complex…  


Realities from the ground: Designing financial services around the Wantok culture in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Since opening her first savings account in July 2017, Misa John has been actively saving about 400 kina a month. The 26-year-old mother of two earns a living by selling vegetables, fruits and ice…  

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