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.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.
In the fragile energy scenario of small Pacific islands, contingency plans are crucial to keep the lights on during a crisis.
Pacific nations, led by the smallest and least well-off, moved decisively to restrict travel from a fast-growing list of COVID-19 affected countries.
Blockchain technology offers great promise and great risk. We need to better understand how it works and how to use it safely and effectively.