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FFA Director General, Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen and  NZ High Commissioner Georgina Roberts sign $18million agreement for support to Pacific Fisheries.

NZ Extends Support for Pacific Fisheries

The ongoing, sustainable management of the Pacific’s offshore fisheries is the focus of a new NZD$18 million Arrangement signed between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).
Women leaders speak out on violence against women in politics at a workshop in Fiji, March 2021.

Violence Against Women in Pacific Politics

As with their sisters around the world, many women in the Pacific Islands are victims of violence.
The Party & Events Fiji team, before COVID-19.

COVID-19: a Fijian Businesswoman’s Perspective

I am the owner of Party & Events Fiji and Fiji Weddings. We specialise in creating stunning celebrations throughout the beautiful Fiji Islands.
Plan International Indonesia, Institute for Sustainable Futures and local research consultant facilitating participatory community mapping with youth in eastern Indonesia for inclusive climate-resilient WASH.

International Development Research in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in so many ways. At the same time, it has provided the opportunity to reconsider the nature of international development work.
While it is difficult to know what the profit increase would be once various costs are taken into account, it is clear that significantly more kina could have been entering rural and remote economies in PNG since 2015.

A Policy to boost PNG’s Rural Economy

Agriculture is vital to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) economy. Agriculture provides 22% of PNG’s GDP, accounts for 11% of its exports and supports over 80% of the population. When inflows from the resource sector weaken it is time for the agriculture sector to strengthen.
Papua New Guinean women participating in UNDP’s Practice Parliament for Women including former MP and Minister Nahau Rooney, centre (UNDP Papua New Guinea).

Reserved Seats in PNG: Lessons Learnt

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of three countries without a single woman in parliament. Two previous attempts to increase women’s representation in PNG’s parliament were unsuccessful.
While plastic consumption needs to be reduced, the real challenge is improving waste management.

Burning Ambition: Timor-Leste’s Waste Management Problem

Fifty kilometres east of Dili is the site of one of Timor-Leste’s most renowned scuba diving locations.
It targeted those involved in the export supply chain of Cocoa and Copra to ensure consistent supply of quantity and quality production is achieved.

SICCI Partners with PHAMA Plus, CEMA to Deliver Training for Farmers in Makira

Twenty (20) rural farmers and entrepreneurs in Makira/Ulawa Province are now equipped with the relevant knowledge to produce good and quality Copra and Cocoa to meet requirement needed in exporting their products.
A good example of how such development projects can deliver both development and community benefits is the growth of palm oil plantations in Guadalcanal.

A Cultural Basis for Development in Solomon Islands

Early interactions between Solomon Islanders and the global economic system, such as through early explorers, labour recruiters, traders, planters, missionaries, and colonial administrators left a negative impression on many locals.
KFPL employees showing the Honourable Minister and Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara, Lanelle Tanandaga and The Australian High Commissioner, Dr Lachlan Strahan the plant nurseries used by local out-growers.

Australia Helps Timber Growers on Kolombangara

Australia’s Strongnim Bisnis is working with Kolombangara Forest Products Limited (KFPL) to support small timber growers (out-growers) on Kolombangara in Western Province, boosting the sustainable forestry sector and providing local communities with new jobs and more income.