COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold bring new challenges and new ways of working in Vanuatu

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many significant challenges in the lives of those around the globe and affected the way we live and go about our daily lives and work. For those living in the Pacific region, the case is no different. Re-…

SPC’s “300 coconut bags” project promotes youth employment recovery after COVID-19

This article originally appeared on the Vanuatu Daily Post. It has been reprinted here with permission        

Vanuatu’s successful containment of a coconut palm killer

 Protecting Pacific’s coconut palms from coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) has been an ongoing battle in the region. Since its first case of CRB in Mangaliliu in 2019, Vanuatu has stepped up responses to eradicate this pest from its islands with the…

Infection Prevention & Control - A Key Element for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

 

Vanuatu embarks on high engagement improvement of Public Service

From 17-21 February, senior members of Vanuatu’s Office of the Public Service Commission (OPSC) through its Institute of Public Administration and Management (VIPAM) took part in an ambitious training project to improve the quality of the islands nations…

Pacific Island Countries take the helm on Aids to Navigation and safety at sea

Almost 50% of the population of the Pacific live on outer islands stretched across our vast Blue Pacific, which makes up 28 million sq. kilometres of Ocean. This sector is a backbone for the Pacific economy as communities are reliant on it for access to…

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,…

Escape to Santo: PW Podcast S02-08

The eruption of the Manaro volcano in Vanuatu caught many off guard and forced thousands residents of villages in the area to evacuate.  Vanuatu is now working to ensure they are better prepared for these types of evacuations in the future, in part…

PW Podcast S02-03: Safety at Sea

For centuries, pacific people have traveled across the vast oceans using traditional canoes and other means of transportation. Today hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on sea and shipping services for business, inter-island travel or just the…

Navigating our vast Blue Pacific safely

Because of its remoteness and the number of small islands scattered over a vast ocean, the Pacific region relies on Maritime Transport as the lifeblood of its communities. However, the rich marine resources and picturesque landscape of the Pacific…
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