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…
SPC signs agreement with Aquaculture Without Frontiers to support private sector aquaculture enterprises
With the objective of strengthening private sector aquaculture enterprises, a Special Service Agreement has been signed this month between the Pacific Community (SPC) and Aquaculture Without Frontiers (AwF). Under this agreement, AwF will provide…
Pacific countries strengthen border monitoring in response to African Swine Fever threat
31 March 2020 Papua New Guinea recently announced that its multi-million pork industry is now under threat after African Swine Fever (ASF) was discovered in Mendi, in the Southern Highlands Province. It is believed that the disease was transported…
Keeping watch on the ring of fire: PW Podcast S02-09
Papua New Guinea sits on the 'ring of fire' and has a history of volcanic activity. A volcanic eruption can be devastating to local communities, so the government is working with SPC's Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) to increase the…
Rachael Luru, balancing being an at-sea observer and a mum
How do you manage when you are a young mother and your job requires you to spend several weeks in a row at sea, on fishing boats, in order to collect crucial data for the conservation of the fishery resources of your country?
Agreement with Green Climate Fund unlocks new opportunities for climate action in the Pacific
The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement today, to further expand their partnership in favour of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the Pacific.
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An albacore tuna is injected with strontium chloride, and will be tagged with a white mark. (image: Ashley Williams)
Gender, human rights and sustainable resource management important aspects of significant Pacific-EU Marine Partnership Programme
(Photo Credit: Francisco Blaha, Marshall Islands)