Regional Archive October 2022

Tractable and UNCDF will collaborate to develop a smartphone application for Fiji residents to upload images of property damage immediately following a cyclone or flood, perils covered under the climate risk parametric micro-insurance product through the UNCDF-led program.

Tractable and UNCDF Team Up to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Fiji

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Tractable this week, announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to bring the speed and cutting-edge accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI) to disaster recovery in Fiji.
The Award received entries from Pacific media workers on published, or broadcast stories that highlighted the region’s climate change challenges and, or the ways Pacific people have addressed these, for survival.

Sera Wins 2022 Vision Pasifika Media Award

The University of The South Pacific (USP) final-year Journalism student, Sera Tikotikoivatu-Sefeti was the proud winner of the 2022 Vision Pasifika Media Award.
Australian Minister of Defense Richard Marles during a recent meeting with Anthony Veke, Solomon Islands Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services.

Pacific Islands Defence Ministers Meet in Tonga to Boost 'Interoperability'

South Pacific defence ministers will meet in Tonga on Tuesday, with Australia seeking a closer military relationship with the three island nations that have defence forces to counter China's security push in the region.
This year the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 7-18 November 2022.

Young Pacific Leaders Prepare for COP27

As greenhouse gas emissions blanket the Earth and trap the sun’s heat, climate change continues to be the most pressing issue of our time, and we are at a tipping point.
The Western and central Pacific Ocean skipjack tuna is one of the most valuable fish in the world. Worth more than US $9.65 billion at the final point of sale, it is the third most-caught fish in the world. While it is currently a healthy stock, it needs strong rules in place to ensure that catch remains sustainable.

NGOs Urge Adoption of Science-Based Management to Save Skipjack Tuna

Non-government Organizations including the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Ocean Foundation, WWF and Global Tuna Alliance are calling on the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) members to move away from yearly quota-setting to a science-based, pre-agreed management procedure (MP) for skipjack tuna.