Features Archive June 2021

A school stands empty in Fiji.

Strategies for Education Recovery in Fiji

In addition to economic and social disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted teaching and learning for students through periodic closures of schools around the world.
Looking ahead, Mr Jarvis reinforced the agency’s commitment to supporting Pacific businesses and the communities that rely on them.

PTI Australia Delivers Record Pacific Investment Deals through COVID-19

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia, an agency of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, has launched its 2020 Annual Report, highlighting more than A$20 million in export deals and a record nine investment deals facilitated in the region, despite the challenging environment.
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.