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13 11, 2019

Who Asked Her? Series 2

2019-11-13T16:09:58+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+13:00May 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+13:00May 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+13:00May 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

29 11, 2018

Adaption & Resilience in Vanuatu – OXFAM

2019-04-02T16:55:45+13:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Download this Document Adaptation and Resilience in Vanuatu  2015-90 Vanuatu Research Report_(pdf - English 1.5MB) Climate change is a growing threat to Vanuatu, and community-based climate assessments have recorded increasing temperatures, changed rainfall patterns and rising sea levels. This research, led by Dr Jon Ensor from the Stockholm Environment

16 11, 2018

Women in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

Today, the issue of human rights, gender-based violence and decision making, are high on the agenda of Pacific leaders, but there is still much work to do. Women and girls in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of the violence which intimately affects all aspects of their lives. To

15 11, 2018

Youth in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Youth are constantly acknowledged as the 'future' and key to resolving many of the region's issues, but still face all kinds of challenges, including tokenism from leaders, access to resources and lack of interest. A large proportion of the population of most Pacific Island Countries consists of young people. Youth are

5 11, 2018

Forum aims to decarbonise Pacific Islands transport sector

2019-04-02T17:00:37+13:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.

18 08, 2018

CSO Consultations – 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

2018-10-01T12:16:34+13:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

A speech by Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Palau's Minister for Sport and Community and Cultural Affairs, and Secretary General of Palau National Olympic Committee welcoming Civil Society Organisations representatives in Palau for the 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting. This will be the second year that CSOs, together with their private sector counterparts, will have a joint

17 08, 2018

3rd Next Generational Leadership (NGL) Breakfast – August 2018

2018-10-01T12:16:34+13:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|

In partnership with Brot für die Welt, IFP - International Forum of National NGO Platforms (Sanaa Ifp) #Action4SD. 3rd Next Generational Leadership (NGL) Breakfast with David. In partnership with Brot für die Welt, IFP - International Forum of National NGO Platforms (Sanaa Ifp) #Action4SD. Held today at Cafe 30,

7 08, 2018

Assessing and learning from the capacity of civil society – VMC

2018-10-01T12:16:35+13:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Raising Pacific Voices is in Vanuatu this week to hear from its partner Vatu Mauri Consortium, a grouping consisting of the four Vanuatu major councils representing the women, chiefs, churches and youth. The activities included discussions around assessing the capacity needs of Vatu Mauri Consortium and its member constituents at multiple levels of decision-making.

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