Stat of the week: 47% of households in PNG had access to electricity in 2018

47% of households in Papua New Guinea had access to electricity in 2018, a big improvement from the 20% figure in 2010.  

Stat of the week: Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year

Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year, and is the fifth leading Vanilla Bean producer in the world.

Stat of the week: cumulative cases of COVID-19 in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

There have been 67,420 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories as of 22 July 2021, with 86% reported in 3 countries (Fiji, French Polynesia and Papua New Guinea).

Stat of the week: Number of women of reproductive age in PNG have their family planning needs met using modern methods

One-half of women of reproductive age in PNG have their family planning needs met using modern methods (Demographic and Health survey 2016-18). Explore more data:

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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