Spotlight on the Kiwa Initiative during the EU-Indo-Pacific High-Level Conference on Climate Change

Photo: SPC/WTYSL

Report capturing key performance indicators of Pacific education shows progress, but serious challenges remain 

What are the education realities for Pacific learners? Do the education systems of Pacific nations deliver quality education? Are most students achieving the expected learning outcomes, or are too many of them falling behind? Are Pacific students being…

Regional education assessment helps Pacific students achieve their full potential

Almost 10 years ago, the Pacific Community (SPC) launched an assessment of the region's literacy and numeracy performance in primary schools. Thanks to a flexible approach based on the Pacific tradition of constant adaptation and dialogue, this…

Identifying groundwater sources on Fiji’s Kia Island

Although it is composed of 98 per cent ocean, the Pacific is one of the world’s regions where availability of freshwater supplies is the most challenging. On Kia Island in Fiji, where access to water is even more uncertain after one of the strongest…

New methodology transforms the way key development data is collected in the Pacific

In 2018, New Zealand financed, via a fund dedicated to innovation, the piloting of a new method of collecting data related to household income and expenditure. The experience, which took place in the Marshall Islands, would open up new development…

Real-time testing facility helps the Cook Islands face the COVID-19 threat

Thanks to financial and in-kind support from New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the Pacific Community has been able to equip the Cook Islands with one of the most advanced COVID-19 testing platforms at the early stages of the…

Women in Fiji farm the future with oysters

How do you strengthen a country’s food systems while supporting its post-COVID-19 economic recovery and mitigating the impacts of climate change? The women of Muanaira in Fiji have a simple answer: farm oysters! This story is part of a series dedicated…

Trust, flexibility and innovation: celebrating the partnership between New Zealand and the Pacific Community

I recall vividly the first days of COVID-19, when the Pacific – and the world – discovered this new disease which was going to so deeply upset all of our certainties. For intergovernmental organisations such as the Pacific Community (SPC), agility and…

Using data to unravel the complex web of food systems

Image: Vegetables stalls at Auki market, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Credit: Filip Milovac, WorldFish The term “food systems” refers to the web of actions and interactions involving the production, processing, transport, trade, marketing and…

PW Podcast E03-E07- From Field to Fork

The importance of securing and ensuring sustainable use of the regions agricultural commodities, fisheries resources and forests was the underlying focus at the Seventh Regional Meeting of the Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (PHOAFS)…
Displaying 1 - 10 of 100