What is it like being a gender-based violence counsellor in the Pacific?

“In order to be a gender-based violence counsellor, you need to be dedicated to genuinely helping people,” says Candida Kaious, Program Coordinator for the Weto In Mour (WiM) crisis centre at Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), in the…

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.  They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are…

Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Using a People-Centred Approach to improve food security in Marshall Islands

A capacity-building workshop held in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) is helping civil society and government officials better understand the concept of people-centred approach and how to apply the concept to food security.

Stat of the week: An estimated 8.5% of people aged 5 and over in Marshall Islands report having at least some difficulty with mobility

An estimated 8.5% of people aged 5 and over in RMI report having at least some difficulty with mobility. (2019 HIES).  This statistic refers to people with varying degrees of difficulty walking and climbing stairs (Washington Group on Disability…

2022 Tide Prediction Calendars released; a new calendar for Ebeye-Marshall Islands

Tide Prediction Calendars for 24 Pacific locations were distributed last week to National Meteorological Services and ocean stakeholders around the region to assist in decision making on their daily ocean use. The annual tide prediction calendars are a…

New methodology transforms the way key development data is collected in the Pacific

In 2018, New Zealand financed, via a fund dedicated to innovation, the piloting of a new method of collecting data related to household income and expenditure. The experience, which took place in the Marshall Islands, would open up new development…

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​ ​
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