The Director General recently met with members of the Youth@Work team in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in July

Colin&YouthYouth at Work (Y@W) is designed as a national initiative for unemployed youths who are school leavers or graduates to be mentored in basic skills & values; as well as being given practical job experience. It is a “can-do” initiative that targets disengaged youth who have been unable to find gainful employment due to lack of experience or education or networks.

The ‘organic island’ of Cicia (Fiji) provides yams to SPC

yamTwenty-three varieties of mainly alata yams were contributed by farmers on Cicia, Fiji’s ‘organic island’, to the Secretary of the Pacific Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) in April.

Strengthening Pacific breadfruit production

breadfruitSix staff members from the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MAF), private nurseries and Nature’s Way Cooperative attended a one day training session held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) at Narere, Fiji, at the end of June.

Pacific French-speaking women work to strengthen capacity to adapt to climate change

UFFOThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) collaborated with the Union of Pacific French Speaking Women (UFFO) to organise UFFO’s annual regional workshop from 14 to 17 July 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley’s Gump Research Station in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Over 40 non-governmental organisations from New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna are members of UFFO. 


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