The University of Melbourne has launched fully funded climate-action scholarships for students from Pacific Island nations to support their local communities in addressing climate change. The Scholarships will support master’s and Graduate Researchers on courses which engage with sustainability, helping them develop their existing skills and knowledge to address the effects of climate change in their countries.
As education is crucial to promote climate action, empowering Pacific islanders with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to act as agents of change is a priority. The Pacific Community is committed to creating opportunities for youth development.
In 2021, SPC partnered with the United States of America to launch a new activity called “Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance.” Over five years, PROJECT Governance aims to empower the voice of youth and women in 12 Pacific Island Countries (PICs).