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12 05, 2021

Civil society to benefit from launch of new online learning platform

2021-05-12T13:54:46+12:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News|

PRESS RELEASE (12 May, 2021) Suva, Fiji - Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the Pacific will now be able to access valuable learning resources and toolkits to boost their capacity following the virtual launch of an online Moodle platform in Suva today. Launched by the European Union (EU) and

3 08, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 8 “Season Finale”

2021-01-11T15:16:28+13:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

As we wrap up this season of Reset Fiji, we talk about the front-line on the current state of play, our efforts to mobilize, build partnerships, and the big ideas and actions going forward. Join us on our season finale episode. PANEL HIGHLIGHTS PEOPLE POWER AND OPTIMISM by Fiji Sun The Lautoka City

27 07, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 7 “Education”

2021-01-11T15:16:29+13:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

The impact of COVID-19 has become a defining moment for Fiji’s formal education system, with the lockdown and closure of schools, universities and learning institutions for three months. FOCUS ON RESETTING THE EDUCATION SYSTEM by Fiji Sun The impact of COVID-19 has become a defining moment for Fiji’s formal education system, with the

20 07, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 6 “Gender Equality”

2021-01-11T15:16:29+13:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Violence against women and children has increased significantly during lockdowns, with 527 case calls to the Ministry of Women’s helpline. Yet despite the bleak news, the pandemic is a unique window for us to address our social ills, unearth, redesign and rebuild our social fabric. "WHEN WOMEN LEAD AND THRIVE, THE ENTIRE VANUA

13 07, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 5 “Tourism”

2021-01-11T15:16:29+13:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Tourism, central to Fiji’s economy for decades, has felt the full brunt of COVID-19 with many nations closing their borders to tourists. This Reset Fiji episode took a deep dive into the upheaval in the tourism industry as the impacts reverberate across Fiji and the Pacific. RESET TOURISM IN THE AGE OF PANDEMICS

6 07, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 4 “Technology and Innovation.”

2021-01-11T15:16:29+13:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Great innovations come when there is great crisis or when we’re faced with complex problems. The pandemic and climate emergency creates that need.  This Reset Fiji episode discussed the role of innovation, technology and knowledge in shaping and progressing Fiji in a post-pandemic world. NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ANCIENT SOLUTIONS by Maureen Penijueli, Coordinator PANG

30 06, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 3 “Environment”

2020-11-25T16:07:01+12:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News from Melanesia, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

The panel provided an uncompromising assessment of Fiji’s natural and built environment and the ongoing climate impacts within the context of the pandemic and beyond. 2020 is set to be the most critical year for both biodiversity and climate emergency. ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE SYSTEMS by Maureen Penijueli, Coordinator PANG LAST week, Reset Fiji

21 06, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 2 “Agriculture”

2020-11-25T12:55:15+12:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Featured, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

AGRICULTURE, THE ROOTS OF OUR GROWTH? by Maureen Penijueli, Coordinator PANG The panel provided a sobering analysis of the current state of agriculture in Fiji and removed any romanticised notions of what it would take for an agriculture reset. During its heyday, 20 — 30 years ago, Fiji’s research and development in agriculture was

17 06, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 1 “Economy”

2020-11-25T12:13:39+12:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Featured, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

The messages from the first panel were clear about what kind of economy is needed and what should be prioritised first in a reset: people, protection of wages, food security to ensure no malnutrition and real hunger, enhancing and scaling up Fiji’s social safety nets, whilst providing relief through training and reskilling, and to

30 10, 2019

Discovering what the ‘Blue Economy’ means to Pacific communities

2019-11-13T17:04:33+13:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: DSE, Featured, Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Raising Pacific Voices (RPV) has launched a research project on behalf of the Pacific Regional NGO Alliance (PRNGO) to listen to the voices of communities and community leaders in Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Tuvalu about what the ocean means to them. The 'Blue Economy' topic for research was selected by the

9 07, 2019

Ocean governance for sustainability

2019-07-09T11:31:47+12:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, PANG|Tags: , , , |

By MAUREEN PENJUELI, Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) [The following article was first published in the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019 report.] Global powers and Pacific Island nations are racing to divide up the ocean's resources using the narratives of Blue Economy and Blue Growth to justify their exploitation. Technology advances make once-unfeasible seafloor

31 05, 2019

What are the policy underpinnings of ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment’?

2019-05-31T10:50:01+12:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Opinion by Maureen Penjueli, the coordinator of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), presented at the Pacific Women Regional Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment on 30 May 2019. As part of PANG’s critique of economic rational, we are interested in origins of key policy drivers, frameworks, ideologies for Women’s Economic Empowerment to

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