Fisheries story: First leadership training for regional aquaculture enterprises

The Pacific Community (SPC), through the Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development Project (PacAqua), worked with Megan Streeter, lead trainer, to deliver a first-of-its-kind training on leadership targeted at regional aquaculture enterprises. The…

Stat of the week: COVID-19 vaccination in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

As of 30 March 2021 a little over 260k doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in 12 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (Am. Samoa, Fiji, Fr. Polynesia, Guam, Marshall Ils, FSM, New Caledonia, Mariana Ils, Palau, PNG, Solomon Islands,…

Pacific Education: Pacific Register for Qualifications and Standards

EQAP supports member countries with accreditation of its qualifications and the registration of these on a regional register. Five Pacific countries (Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu), have successfully established their national qualifications and…

REDD+ breathes new life into Pacific forests

Forests are called “the lungs of the earth” for good reason: their ability to draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen cleans our air and helps regulate the climate. Tropical rainforests, such as those found in the Pacific, are particularly…

Pacific’s Tree of Life faces growing pest threat

In the Pacific, coconut is king. It charms visitors to our shores, as well as commands the respect of Pacific Islanders that depend on it for their livelihood. Known regionally as the ‘tree of life’, every part is used, from its tallest frond down to its…

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific  

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Visitor arrival numbers slump in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Tourism and the Pandemic All around the world, COVID-19 is having serious impacts on the tourism industry. The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are no exception.

A boost for PNG emergency management with APTC training

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Papua New Guinea recently delivered the second cohort of the International Skills Training, an internationally accredited program to improve training and assessment of adult learners in TVET.   

Field Trial for PILNA2021

FIELD trial for the next cycle of the Pacific's largest regional education assessment, the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), begins in Papua New Guinea on September 8. The trial follows the virtual training of each of the 13…
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