Features Archive May 2021

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.
Prime Minister, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama visiting the Food Ration Distribution Centre at the Naqali containment area in Nausori.

How to Respond to Fiji’s COVID-19 Health Crisis

On 18 April 2021, Fiji marked 365 days since the last case of COVID-19 ‘outside of border quarantine transmission’.
Malaita Communities Certified in Emergency Response

Malaita Communities Certified in Emergency Response

The Malaita Provincial Disaster Office successfully certified 25 community leaders in Emergency Response Training (ERT), which will give communities the ability to assist authorities and carry out their own assessments in a disaster response event.
Director BSP Finance and former NPF General Manager, Tony Makabo.

SICCI Delivers 4th Directorship Programme

As an organization that strives to achieve excellence in corporate governance, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is again delivering the Essential to Directorship Programme.