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

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New agreement puts spotlight on managing deadly mosquito born viral disease epidemics in the Pacific

Disease epidemics from viruses spread by mosquitoes are happening more often across the Pacific region with 96 outbreaks (69 dengue outbreaks, 12 Zika virus and 15 Chikungunya) reported between January 2012 and May 2021.  In response to this challenge, a…

Remarks by Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division SPC at the opening of the 20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session: securing our Blue Pacific region for future generations 

Ni sa bula Vinaka and good morning colleagues and friends.  Our last time together as a community of practice was in November 2019 at the 19th Maritime Boundaries Working Session. For a team like this one, who has met as colleagues and friends year …

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…

USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance

To strengthen local communities efforts to foster consensus and inclusion, inspire ownership and draw on local understanding of governance in the Pacific, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pacific Community (SPC)…

Keynote Address by Honourable Fiame Naomi Mataafa Prime Minister of Samoa at the Virtual Launch of Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance programme

 

Protected cropping system boosts Fiji farmer’s productivity

For more than a decade, Emosi Ravato and his fellow farmers along the fertile Sigatoka valley have toiled the land to meet the burgeoning demand for vegetable crops in Fiji. “I come from a family of sugarcane farmers,” he says. “But I made the switch to…

UK Government supports Pacific island progress on Extended Continental Shelf submissions

The UK Government has signed an agreement with the Pacific Community (SPC) for GBP 263,000 that will help Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Tonga to secure the rights and responsibilities over their respective ocean spaces. The ocean sustains a…

Remarks by the President of Fiji His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, the President of Fiji at the Opening of the Seventh Regional Meeting of Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services

·     The Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry; ·     The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and other development partners ·     The Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; ·     Senior Government Officials…

Fijian Partners In Time

*This article was originally published on the GEAReD Global website on July 28 2021.* Two Fijian women. Two Meryl Williams Fellows. Two perspectives on gender equity. Since the Meryl Williams Fellowship brought them together in 2020 Mere Naivola and…
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