USP announces third round of scholarships for human rights studies in 2015

5 December 2014, Suva

Diploma-studentAhead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, the University of the South Pacific is calling for applications for scholarships to study ethical leadership, good governance and the protection of human rights in the Pacific.

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Coastal ecosystem disturbances, fish and shellfish poisoning and their socio-economic implications

18-20 November, Noumea

PacenetIn the Pacific, epidemics and food poisoning caused by fish consumption are widespread and can lead to severe illness and death. Their effects jeopardise food security and local economies. Population growth and climate change are likely to make these events more common. There is therefore an urgent need to conduct relevant research and find new ways of restricting these occurrences.

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Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan for Tuvalu’s national broadcaster

Broadcasters-Climate-Disaster-Resilience-PlanPreparing a broadcaster's climate and disaster resilient plan requires the input of not only broadcasters but also the expertise and collaboration of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).  That is exactly what happened last week in Tuvalu, as members of Radio Tuvalu, Tuvalu Media Department and the NDMO, got together to become the third Pacific Island country to develop their National Broadcasters Climate and Disaster Resilient Plan (NBCDRP). 

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New SPC-ACIAR root crops project launched at plant health meeting

farm_sigatokaHigh value cash crops like cabbage, tomato, green pepper, and water melon are very popular with Pacific farmers as they can be grown throughout the year; however pests and diseases are identified as the main constraints to production, and pest management based on chemical pesticides is a common farmer practice.

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