Gender mainstreaming capacity of Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia governments now available

Friday 5 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea

Inventaire-NCA series of stocktakes of the gender mainstreaming capacity of Pacific Island governments is being conducted by the Human Development Programme of SPC. Beginning in 2010, these studies assess whether the components for an enabling institutional environment for mainstreaming gender are in place in each government.  Recommendations are made at the end of the report to strengthen the capacity of the government to mainstream gender. 

YOUTH @ WORK Scoops Business Excellence Innovation AWARD in Solomon Islands

Y@WThe Youth@ Work of SPC has won the” 2014 Most Innovative Business Award” during the Business Excellence Award night at the Heritage Park building last Friday night.

SIDS Conference: SPC announced new sustainable energy partnerships

Thursday 4 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Kiribati-woman-cookingSustainable energy was one of the themes for the Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that took place at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia yesterday. SIDS are faced with a double challenge: not only do they rely heavily on fossil fuel that is expensive and must be imported, but the use of that fuel releases greenhouse gases, which are the major cause of the effects of climate change to which SIDS are particularly vulnerable. However, while SIDS are spending billions of dollars annually importing fossil fuel, they are very well endowed with more economical and environmentally friendly renewable energy resources, which could be used to replace fossil fuel. 

SIDS Conference: Pacific organic growers – strengthening traditional ways and supporting sustainable development

POETcomIDedicated and passionate Pacific organic farmers are working hard to combat challenges such as the effects of climate change, degradation of ecosystems due to unsustainable use of both land and marine resources, and the need to generate livelihoods to maintain island populations.



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