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Better data will lead to better decisions for our blue continent

Understanding how our planet is changing over time and what impact this has on our people, communities and countries is paramount for making informed decisions.  This includes understanding critical issues such as how our coastlines are changing and what…

SPC innovation: ReefLex, a regional online database on coastal fisheries and aquaculture law and policy

Pacific Qualifications Advisory Board Meeting- Opening remarks by EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle

Photo: EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle welcomes the Pacific Qualifications Advisory Board which began its two-day meeting at the SPC Nabua Campus this morning. The board’s new chair is Dr 'Uhilamoelangi Fasi, seated to Dr Belisle’s right. Papua New…

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Apia, Samoa, 18-20 September 2019 Theme: Sustainable Energy and Transport Services for the Blue Pacific  

Committing to a Pacific voice for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning in the Region

More than 50 participants from around the Pacific came together in Nadi, Fiji, 6 to 8 August for the inaugural Pacific Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Convening. The group made a collective call for greater investment in Pacific MEL and…

Fiji’s Muanaira Womens Group sees promise in pilot mangrove oyster farm

It’s hard work walking over sharp shells in the mud, reaching in amongst dense mangrove roots and chipping off oysters. But members of Muanaira Womens Group have been doing this work for years, harvesting the oysters that cling to the roots of mangroves…

Women Peace and Security Summit

This event is an opportunity to support Pacific Islands Forum members and other partners to collectively assess the current Women, Peace and Security environment in the region, identify gaps and explore potential initiatives.  

Adapting a Pacific approach to monitoring evaluation and learning

Adapting a Pacific approach to monitoring evaluation and learning Representatives from around the region are convening this week to lay the groundwork toward establishing a Pacific-centred and owned approach to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)…

Good data is the roadmap to good education policy

Good data is the roadmap to good policy and the Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) is a perfect example of how an investment in data can lead to meaningful change for the Pacific. PILNA was developed by SPC’s Educational Quality…

Family support and early childhood education programmes improve Pacific Island students’ progress, PILNA 2018 report affirms

(Image: Jonathan Curr, New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, Dr Tufoua Panapa, Tuvalu Permanent Secretary for Education, Youth and Sports.  IMAGE SOURCE: Aaron Ballekom)
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