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3 08, 2020

Reset Fiji – Episode 8 “Season Finale”

2020-11-25T16:50:56+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”

2020-11-25T16:42:53+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”

2020-11-25T16:36:39+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”

2020-11-25T16:26:25+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.”

2020-11-25T16:17:51+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+13:00June 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

9 06, 2020

Pacific Conference of Churches highlights the important role oceans play in the time of COVID-19

2020-06-09T15:39:24+12:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan says now more than ever, there is a need to respect the ocean. As today marks “World Oceans Day”, Reverend Bhagwan says people turn to the sea for survival as a result of lockdown and unemployment. Rev. Bhagwan says during the time

13 11, 2019

PNG podcast with feminist perspective launches new series

2019-11-21T15:25:06+13:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

We previously shared episodes of “Who Asked Her?” the podcast created by Papua New Guinean lawyer Elvina Ogil to discuss “issues of importance to Papua New Guineans across all demographics” but from a unique feministic perspective. “[The podcast] is about broadening our view of Papua New Guinean women at home because we have

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

30 05, 2019

Harnessing Vanuatu’s youth and blockchain to build resilience

2019-05-31T11:51:27+12:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Oxfam's Sandra Hart was a featured speaker during the opening session at the Pacific Resilience Partnership meeting in Suva in May. Highlights from her speech follow: To innovate is to adapt. To adapt is to take risks and to face risks in order to better anticipate and mitigate risks for the future. In

21 05, 2019

Help us get the balance right!

2019-05-23T10:51:18+12:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Women leaders from the Vanuatu Civil Society Influencing Network have delivered an important request for support to the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency António Guterres, in Port Vila. “Let’s get the balance right! We’re aiming for 50% women in our National Parliament from 2020 on,” said Hilda Lini, spokesperson for

19 05, 2019

Who asked her? Talking about feminism in PNG

2019-05-23T10:56:54+12:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , , |

Who asked her is a podcast created by Papua New Guinea lawyer Elvina Ogil. Ogil says the podcast is designed to start a conversation about the feminism in Papua New Guinea. “[The podcast] is about broadening our view of Papua New Guinean women at home because we have this narrow concept of ‘You’re not

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