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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…

Contextual data of PILNA 2018 throws new light on Pacific education

The contextual data of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 was cause for excitement for education representatives at a workshop on PILNA 2018 data earlier this month.

PILNA 2018 Data Workshop Opening Remarks by EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle

Opening remarks by Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP) Director Dr Michelle Belisle Good morning and a warm welcome to all of you as we begin our very first Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, or PILNA, data workshop.…

Thank an Oceanographer!

Pacific features in Global Ocean Observing Conference “When you’re sick, you go to the doctor. Our oceans are sick and we need the scientists and experts to help us understand what is wrong and how to get better.” – Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for…

Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women

Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women Story by Onorina Saukelo    Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive violation of human rights in the Pacific. Studies show up to 60% per…

See what youth can do

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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