How Economic Empowerment Reduces Violence Against Pacific Women
A safe work environment and women’s economic autonomy are drivers of growth and good development. They also protect girls and women from violence.
How Tonga Prepared for and Responded to a Devastating Volcanic Eruption
Disaster preparedness, combined with updated risk information and timely assessments of damages and needs, were critical for Tonga’s response to the undersea volcanic eruption.
For Clean Islands and a Clean Ocean in the Pacific, Start with Solid Waste Management
Solid waste challenges in the Pacific must be addressed at the island, regional, and ocean level.
Protect The Poor When Fighting Money Laundering in the Pacific
The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.
It’s Time to Get Smart with Pacific Ports
Harnessing advanced smart port technologies can enhance physical and economic resilience of “lifeline” ports in the Pacific.
In the Remote Atolls of the Pacific, Women Struggle for Basic Resources
The immense distance between islands in the Pacific creates challenges for accessing resources, particularly for women. Targeted policies, tailored for their needs, are required.
Pathway to Empowerment: Women’s Decision-Making and Access to Water in the Pacific
By meeting women’s practical and strategic needs, including greater access to water and more influence in decision-making, society overall is improved and made more equitable.
COVID-19 Has Created Digital Opportunities in the Pacific
The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Key to Pacific’s Ongoing COVID Strategy
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.
In the Pacific, COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Think About Waste Management
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.