Vanuatu: Investing in resilient urban planning
Luganville survey team members departing to respective sites to conduct survey -Credit: Kaliopate Tavola
Unlocking Potential: Highlights from the 2nd Annual Meeting of OPERA in Bangkok
The Office of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) convened its 2nd annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, from the 15th-18th of October, 2023. The event coincided with the Asian Pacific Energy Forum, organised by UNESCAP.
Weaving new strands to strengthen the Pacific’s school leadership standards
Representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries revisited and restructured the Regional School Leadership Standards at the regional summit convened by the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP).
Pacific energy regulators benchmarking report to promote good and regulatory practices
Pacific energy regulators now have a benchmarking report to help them promote good regulatory practices and common standards among its members and provide benchmarks for future assessments regarding the key functions and capabilities of energy…
A new Pacific micro-qualification for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning on the horizon
The first of its kind, a new Pacific qualification for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) is being developed through an industry-led co-design process, initiated in February 2023 by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Industry Advisory Committee…
Switching on renewables
Switching on renewables The ambitious renewable energy targets set by many Pacific Island nations may be running behind schedule, but there is still a lot of activity and investment in the sector, pandemic notwithstanding.
Gender diversity is essential for success in business and leadership
Despite some good progress in the region, women remain underrepresented in leadership positions in private sectors. These were the sentiments shared by the Asian Development Bank's women Economic Empowerment Specialist, Sarah Boxall, while presenting the…
Committing to a Pacific voice for Monitoring Evaluation and Learning in the Region
More than 50 participants from around the Pacific came together in Nadi, Fiji, 6 to 8 August for the inaugural Pacific Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Convening. The group made a collective call for greater investment in Pacific MEL and…
Atoll nations unite against the exceptional and existential threat caused by climate change
The four exclusively atoll nations came together in Fiji recently to discuss the fact their homes and cultures are at an increased risk as a result of the global climate crisis. High level representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands,…