To’oto’otumua Glory Fuimaono: The Lawyer Championing Samoa's Coastal Fisheries with Heart and Dedication

When speaking to Glory Fuimaono, the first thing that strikes you is her calm demeanour and quiet confidence; she radiates an air of trust and integrity. Glory, a Samoan woman, has risen through the ranks to become one of the most critical figures at the…

SPC strengthens animal disease preparedness and surveillance capacity in Samoa

Livestock officers in Samoa are boosting their surveillance and data processing skills through a new SPC initiative that partners with the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).

First of its kind seminar tackles plant pests and diseases through sea container hygiene

Photo: SPC's SAFE Pacific team, Ministry of Agriculture representatives, biosecurity officers and participants at the Sea Container Hygiene System Workshop. Credit: SPC  

SPC helps strengthen biosecurity to protect Samoa from emerging pests and diseases

Photo: SPC's Riten Gosai guiding Samoa Ministry of Agriculture participants on fruit fly trap installation in a host tree. Credit: SPC Biosecurity risk mitigation, pest/import risk assessment, emerging threats, and plant health surveillance, including…

COP 27: Samoa and the Pacific Community launch the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP)

At COP 27, the government of Samoa and the Pacific Community (SPC) officially launched the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP). This tool embodies Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) commitment to…

Stat of the week: In Samoa, 99.4% of primary schools have access to computers for pedagogical purposes in 2020

In Samoa, 99.4% of primary schools have access to computers for pedagogical purposes in 2020 (13.8% in 2017). This access to technology at school is important because it decreases the digital divide between pupils. To learn more about Education…

Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in Samoa

Photo: SPC team deploying a buoy in Apia Harbour   Ocean observation buoys were deployed in Apia harbour to strengthen early warning capability of the Samoa Meteorological Services and technical agencies including the Disaster Management Office, Water…

Guardians of the Pacific: Meet Matuavao from Samoa

“We keep our ocean clean as we keep our house clean. [...] Because this is our whole future to worry about. For the next generations.” Anzac Day Aliielua, Matai of Salamumu Village, Samoa Across the region, governments and communities are working…

Training for shipping of infectious substances is key to identifying health security risks

A series of trainings on shipping infectious substances is underway in the Pacific to help public health laboratories strengthen capacity and identify health security risks efficiently.
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