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Over our history we have achieved significant and enduring impact in cooperation with our members and development partners.  Zoom in to learn more about the nature and impact of our work, and meet some of our beneficiaries.

Zoom - Building resilient communities in Tonga

Photo credit: MAFFF Tonga - mafff.gov.to Drought has become a normal way of life for the people of Tonga. Rising sea-levels and increased salinisation have reduced the suitability of its agricultural land, while natural disasters have severely affected…

Zoom - Clean water for Palau’s outlying states

Fixing pipes helps conserve water on outlying islands of Palau Fresh, clean water has been in short supply on the outlying islands of Palau for many years. Rainfall variation, often associated with El Niño and La Niña events, has caused storage tanks to…

Zoom - Stepping stones to success

Gladys Boka speaks at SPC [email protected] event.Photo: Ruth Amos ‘God never gives you a challenge that you cannot overcome; that’s my personal motto’, said Gladys Boka. When the Pacific Community (SPC) started its youth employment programme – [email protected] – in…

Zoom - Post-typhoon support from the Pacific Community

Community Health Assessment Team (L-R): Michelle Kukkun, Krystine Cangco, Tamson Silo, Liezel Cristobal, Pualani Palacios, Jessica Delos Reyes, Dr Paul White

Zoom - Making ferry travel safer in Solomon Islands

At a Pacific Domestic Ship Safety Programme (PIDDS) workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands: ship operators with Patteson Arish Mane (front row, second from left) Catching a ferry is a way of life for many people in Solomon Islands. To keep up with demands…

Zoom - Planting for purpose in Fiji

Community members from Dogoru village learning seed sowing techniques.Photo: Vinesh Prasad, SPC Planting trees to safeguard water catchments and natural forest reserves is an important initiative being undertaken by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Dogoru…

Zoom - Supporting fishing knowledge and livelihoods in Tuvalu

A fisher with a palu malau puku, a deepwater species For centuries, the people of Tuvalu have been fishing the waters around their island nation. Their knowledge of local fish and their habits is second to none. Two projects supported by the Pacific…

Zoom - Three countries work together to reduce fossil fuel use

Martin Chang looks inside the Nanpil Hydro Plant in Pohnpei, part of an SPC-implemented project involving Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau Setting up an initiative to improve access to electricity and reduce the use of fossil…

Zoom - Vaiea’s little farmers

Nadia Fomai with some of Vaiea’s little farmers “Eww! Yucky!” the child shrieked, jumping to avoid an earthworm. His friends laughed at him. Another shriek erupted from a different corner of the garden when a caterpillar was discovered. These were…

Zoom - Ngali nut – from forest floor to health food store

How does a tasty nut from a remote forest in Solomon Islands get harvested, baked, certified as organic produce and end up for sale in health food shops thousands of kilometres away in New Caledonia? Ngali nut farmers Mzipa Ghumi and Dorence Walter…
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