Protecting and managing the water supply, even in the face of threats and challenges, is a key responsibility for utility companies and governments across the Pacific region.
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.
The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.
Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.
The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
Pacific island nations have been among the top performers worldwide in controlling COVID-19. A greater emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene practices will help continue that success.
The Asia-Pacific region has the expertise and resources to take a leadership role in not only developing a COVID-19 vaccine but distributing it to those who need it most.