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Fijians affected by tourism job losses recover from pandemic

Meresiana Salauca of Naidi village in Savusavu, Fiji, was one of the unfortunate workers laid off from one of the resorts on the island - as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Fiji with its…  


Discovering the 'New Middles'

Between May and August 2021, the Accelerator Lab conducted ethnography and community immersions around the Nasese foreshore and seawall area in Suva, Fiji, exploring how grassroot communities were…  


Farming tools to assist in post-pandemic recovery

The second wave of COVID19 had a wide-ranging impact in Fiji, with the tourism industry bearing the brunt of the impact. The majority, if not all, hotel employees in the Nadroga-Navosa province were…  


Fiji’s market vendor farmers assisted during pandemic restrictions

The high cost of transportation for market vendors from their farms to municipal markets is an ongoing challenge. This worsened during the pandemic due to the lockdowns when travel restrictions were…  


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…  

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