Official Welcome Remarks by Mr Ellis Silas, Quality Systems Manager at Vanuatu Skills Partnership during the closing event for Training of Trainers for the Resilience Qualification

Distinguished Guests, Participants from PNG and Vanuatu, trainers, and partners, As we end this transformative and pioneering phase of the Training of Trainers in Resilience, it is with immense pride and joy that we reflect upon the remarkable strides…

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…

Fiji scientists as master trainers to support ocean acidification monitoring in the Pacific

Photo: USP and SPC Staff at Ocean Acidification Workshop   Ocean acidification directly impacts local coastal environments and livelihoods in the Pacific. Pacific Islands countries have many reef-dependent communities who are vulnerable to…

Palau students address plastic pollution in the marine environment

Healthy marine ecosystems have the capacity to adapt to climate change. Today, plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to the health of our ocean worldwide. At least 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. This affects…

Planning Fiji's Climate Resilient Infrastrucuture: Retrofit or Relocate

Fiji, like many island countries in the Pacific, is susceptible to extreme weather events which are worsened by climate change. The frequency and intensity of cyclones, floods and droughts are changing and together with rising sea-levels represent an…

Building Community Resilience through an Integrated Watershed Management Plan

The Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Scaling up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+ SUPA) is about scaling up climate change adaptation measures in specific sectors supported by knowledge management and capacity building.

Education stakeholders undertaking review of professional standards for the Pacific

A file picture of a ni-Vanuatu teacher at Central College guiding a student. A revised regional teacher competency standards will serve as an important support instrument for the Pacific's teaching profession.

Solomon Island fisheries commitment to equality boosted through gender and social inclusion training

Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) staff undertook training earlier this month to improve gender equality and support inclusive engagement and participation of people from all segments of society. Reflecting the Solomon…

New Ocean Acidification Training Hub launched to tackle growing threat

Pacific Islands scientists during an ocean acidification training workshop in Suva, Fiji Image credit: The Ocean Foundation   A new Suva-based Regional Ocean Acidification Training Hub launched today will combat ocean acidification and its effects…

Pacific leaders join forces ahead of landmark climate summit

Photo Copyright: SPC/WTYSL Pacific leaders today (8 July) met COP26 President Alok Sharma to set out their priorities for the major climate change summit in November.
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