Fiji updates school curricula with SPC-GIZ support

Tuesday 22 March 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

altJust before the Easter long weekend, the Fiji Ministry of Education held a national curriculum consultation that finalised the process of incorporating climate change and disaster risk management into the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Fiji.

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Secretariat of the Pacific Community brings drone technology to Solomon Islands

Tuesday 22 April 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Honiara –

Staff of SPC's Solomon Islands Country Office were saddened to witness the human tragedy of the recent floods. The loss of life when the Mataniko and other rivers burst their banks and the old Mataniko bridge collapsed highlighted the plight of poor squatters with little choice but to occupy land that regularly floods.

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Lack of access to data frustrates scientists

A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available to scientists. Dr Shelton Harley, head of the Stock Assessment and Modelling team within the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Oceanic Fisheries Programme noted that ‘the most frustrating aspect is that the data have been collected and are just sitting on computers in countries and not contributing to the efforts to determine the health and safe harvest levels for the largest tuna resource in the world.’

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Agroforestry demo site excites Fiji’s Minister for Primary Industries

Friday 11 April 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) –

'This is what we need for other localities in Fiji and we are fully supportive and appreciative of SPC's initiative in such activities.’

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