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Transparency and Accountability for the People of Solomon Islands

Corruption has long been an issue of public discontent in Solomon Islands, and is seen as a major obstacle on the path towards sustainable development. A 2013 survey conducted by Transparency Solomon…  


Strengthening Fiji’s Disaster Response and Preparedness

The Government of Fiji through the NDMO in partnership with the Pacific Humanitarian Team and civil society partners convened to discuss the development of Fiji’s Country Preparedness Package that…  


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…  


More advocates in communities for access to justice and human rights

Disagreements between students and teachers at school, issues between a couple or elderly family members, a neighbour in a wheelchair who cannot access certain places because of the staircase, etc. Do…  


Can we crowdfund for social impact in the Pacific?

Eco-tourism in Vanuatu, upcycling to create jobs for women, economic empowerment through kava retailing and independent podcast for social issues are initiatives that have at least one thing in…  


Innovative hotspot approach aims to bring TB under control in Kiribati

Kiribati, a small island nation in the Western Pacific Ocean, has the unenviable recognition of having the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) among its neighbouring Pacific island countries, with…  


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…  


Strengthening the role of meteorologists in the Pacific

Meteorologists play an important role in reaching global targets and providing support towards socio-economic development in the Pacific especially in the era of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals…  


Enabling violence survivors to access justice

A United Nations Report states that persons with psycho-social disabilities experience more violence compared to persons without disabilities, while persons with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely…  


Science to Service - Weather and Climate Observations

Climate data can also be used by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to investigate the correlation between increased flooding and waterborne disease outbreaks including malaria and dengue.…  

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