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25 07, 2019

‘Traditional knowledge needs to be at the heart of the Ocean Decade’

2019-07-25T12:20:59+12:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

By SAMANTHA MAGICK, Islands Business Harnessing traditional knowledge of the oceans in a way that isn’t exploitative or tokenistic is emerging as a strong theme at a regional ocean meeting currently underway in Noumea. Scientists, policy makers and others with an interest in oceans management are meeting at the Pacific Community to plan for

10 03, 2019

Speaking back: Challenging linguistic microaggressions in New Caledonia through street art

2019-04-04T17:28:04+12:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

Project by Associate professors, Dr Elatiana Razafi & Dr Fabrice Wacalie with the University of New Caledonia Blog with Dr Sylvia Frain, The Everyday Peace Initiative The Pacific is diverse with over 1000 Austronesian languages, 750 Papuan languages and 9 variations of pidgin. From a sociolinguistic point of view, ‘pidgins’, ‘dialects’ and ‘creoles’, are

1 03, 2019

PIANGO: Ensure disability inclusion and ownership in humanitarian responses

2019-04-04T10:34:19+12:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

There is a need to build meaningful relationships and create enabling spaces that gain the trust of people living with disabilities. Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) Research and Policy Officer Josaia Osborne in his presentation at the 6th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability (Conference programme | Word doc) in Nadi, Fiji said a

19 02, 2019

How the Marshall Islands envisions its national digital currency dubbed ‘sovereign’

2019-02-19T10:32:09+12:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

By ANA ALEXANDRE Cointelegraph.com On 10 January 2019, the team behind a national cryptocurrency for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) — dubbed the Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that the coin is still being actively developed, despite previous disagreements among government officials, as well as reservations expressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

6 12, 2018

Oxfam continues cash assistance to Vanuatu evacuees

2018-12-06T15:24:29+12:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

SOME 2694 families are expected to benefit from the Cash Transfer Programme distributions beginning on Thursday, December 6 for displaced members of Ambae Island who are currently living on Santo. The program is being administered by Oxfam in Vanuatu office with donor support from the New Zealand Government and the Cargill Foundation of the

5 12, 2018

Commonwealth grants for civil society organisations in PNG, Tonga, Vanuatu

2018-12-05T09:45:10+12:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Civil Society|Tags: , , , |

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the opening of its annual grants call. In the Pacific, applications this year are open to Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu. Grants of up to £50,000 are available in support of innovative project ideas that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that

1 12, 2018

Where water meets oil in the Pacific

2019-02-15T15:35:51+12:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

By GAAFAR J. UHERBELAU Thanks to the reach of social media and the global resurgence of social activism, much light is being shed on many social justice issues, globally and in our Pacific region. Issues such as poverty, inequality, racism, sexism, and all other –isms being driven by hashtag movements – made more aware

16 11, 2018

PasifikaRising.org platform and guide for civil society groups launched

2018-11-16T17:08:48+12:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NEWS RELEASE | Suva, Fiji | 16 November 2018 A platform aimed at supporting capacity development and resource-sharing among Pacific civil society groups was launched today by the European Union’s Head of Cooperation, Mr Christoph Wagner. PasifikaRising.org is a production of the Raising Pacific Voices (RPV) programme, a regional European Union (EU) funded project

15 10, 2018

Pacific leadership: Are we seeing a changing of the guard?

2018-10-15T16:01:47+12:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

By Dr TRANSFORM AQORAU* The ceremonial changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace is a tourist attraction for people form all over the world. It is wonderfully atttactive and captivating occasion. Dr Transform Aqorau Photo: iss-foundation.org In our beautiful Pacific Islands region, we too are going through a changing of the guards

4 10, 2018

Blue Economy about Pacific determining own agenda: Dame Meg

2018-10-05T08:05:16+12:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , |

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, says the ‘Blue Pacific’ identity is about collective empowerment of Pacific people to determine their own development agenda. Dame Meg made the comment in Suva on 27 August 2018 at the University of the South Pacific’s Research Week. “The Blue Pacific is about

13 08, 2018

Eight more Tahiti nuclear compensation claims accepted

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|

A French Polynesian anti-nuclear group has been advised that eight compensation claims lodged over the French atomic weapon tests have been accepted. The Association 193 told a news conference in Tahiti it had been encouraged by the response from the commission charged with assessing claims for poor health. The