New data shows significant declines in international trade in four Pacific Island countries

2020 will be remembered as the year the world experienced COVID-19, the first global pandemic of the modern era. The Pacific has not been spared, and although the number of cases has not reached certain levels known elsewhere in the world, many economic…

High Resolution Population Grid for the Pacific Region

The availability of reliable and timely spatial population data is highly valuable when analysing a wide range of sustainable development areas, including Disaster Risk Assessment and Response, Health and Infectious Disease, Water Availability or Coastal…

Des cosmétiques de luxe aux spécialités locales : un producteur d’algues mozuku aux Tonga réinvente son entreprise pour face aux effets de la crise sanitaire

(contenu disponible en anglais uniquement) At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cruise ship traffic in the Pacific halted. Access to luxury markets disappeared. Small local businesses were severely affected. By developing different products and new…

E-reporting tuna data collection in Tonga

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…

Safety and compliance training will help Tongan electrical contractors support post-COVID tourism recovery

TC Harold hit Tonga on 9th April with estimated damages of about USD111 million, coming largely from the tourism sector. Tonga remains COVID-19 free but the pandemic, combined with the disaster recovery efforts has taken its toll on the tourism industry…

State of the art Tonga tide gauge

With support from the Australian Government, the Tongan Government, and the Pacific Community (SPC), a tide gauge has been recording sea level and climate information in Tonga since January 1993. In 2018, 25 years later in its busy port location, the…

Wake Up! When Pacific youth stands up for the health of their communities

For the third consecutive year, young people from different Pacific island states and territories have the opportunity to spread prevention and control messages for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) using different media, thanks to the Wake Up! Project,…

Tonga Gender Report Data Analysis Workshop, Opening Remarks by Kim Robertson

SPC Opening Remarks Tonga Gender Report Data Analysis Workshop 15-24 January 2020   By Kim Robertson, Advisor – Gender Statistics Social Development Programme (SDP)

Small-scale Fisheries training

​2 weeks meeting with Tonga Fisheries department and involving small-scale fishermens from 3 islands in Tonga.
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