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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

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

12 05, 2020

Cyclone Harold and Covid-19: Disaster and inequality in the Pacific

2020-11-25T11:35:20+12:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Opinion Feature The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic to our Pacific shores once again brought to light the weakness of public health systems in our region. The reality is that our health systems are not ready for this crisis. Amid the challenge of understanding and mitigating the spread of this global pandemic,

11 05, 2020

‘AT THE CROSSROAD’ – Katehana’s search for shelter in clash of Climate Change Effects and COVID-19

2020-11-25T11:35:20+12:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Opinion Feature Our team arrived at the riverbank just below Katehana village. It took us about half an hour bumpy drive through a red muddy terrain. The clear afternoon had quickly turned dull. The sky was already grey and droplets of rain beckoned us to turn around. Darker clouds loomed further up

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

19 09, 2019

Niu Pawa: What Climate Activism looks like in the Pacific

2019-09-19T17:10:25+12:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by ERNEST GIBSON – Oxfam in the Pacific and Pacific Youth Council Technical Advisory Group; and CHRISTOPHER TENISIO – 350 Pacific Climate Warriors Auckland In the Pacific, we are taught to recognise the value of narratives and stories from the day we are born. You need to know who you are: your mother

1 09, 2019

Micronesian Podcast: Spotlighting social issues in the Northern Pacific

2019-10-09T10:07:11+12:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Harrison Selman Patrick Pedrus is the maker and host of the Micronesian Podcast, a regular podcast where he discusses a range of social issues with guests. Highlights include: New bill for women in FSM congress A bill introduced by vice speaker, Senator Esmond B. Moses could guaranteed women representation in Congress. https://anchor.fm/the-micronesian/episodes/Episode-39---New-bill-for-women-in-FSM-Congress-e1sdns

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