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29 11, 2018

Adaption & Resilience in Vanuatu – OXFAM

2019-04-02T16:55:45+12:00November 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

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

16 11, 2018

Women in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 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

16 11, 2018

Women at the forefront of Guam’s decolonisation struggle

2018-11-16T07:39:30+12:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|

By SAMANTHA MARLEY BARNETT Guahan (or Guam) is a Pacific Island in the Micronesian region of Oceania, and a current colony of the United States. The island and her people, the indigenous Chamorus, have experienced nearly 500 years of uninterrupted colonisation, from Spanish, Japanese, and American colonial administrations. Chamorus have resisted colonial policies and

15 11, 2018

Youth in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 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

15 11, 2018

Organisational Capacity Assessment Guide for Pacific Civil Society Organisations

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , |

Download this Document This guide is part of a package of capacity development activities developed by the Raising Pacific Voices programme (RPV), a three-year civil society strengthening programme. It is intended to assist people working to strengthen inclusive, transparent, accountable and effective civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Pacific region. The guide provides

14 11, 2018

Civic space in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Collective action by civil society groups in the Pacific has a proud history but is also fraught with challenges Collective action by civil society groups in the Pacific has a proud history but is also fraught with challenges. With technology, civic action has become easier but there also remains the challenge

14 11, 2018

Mapping contemporary political arrangements across Micronesia

2018-11-16T06:59:41+12:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

By SYLVIA C FRAIN The Micronesian region is referred to in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is termed the “American Pacific,” but that does not include American Samoa. Or incorrectly as the “South Pacific,” despite being located above the equator. In Aotearoa New Zealand, it is considered the

13 11, 2018

The #BluePacific digital challenge

2018-11-16T06:31:03+12:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

It is undeniable that with the increased affordability and accessibility to the internet, smartphones, and social media, people all over the Pacific have not escaped the flood of communication technology advancement. From the highlands of Papua New Guinea to the busy streets of Suva, from the Australian outback to the island of Funafuti, people

12 11, 2018

StepUp2018 to Survive & Thrive – 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

2019-04-02T17:00:35+12:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

This is a global call to support the CVF Summit which will take place on 22 November 2018. The CVF Summit aims to accelerate political action in the enhancing ambition on climate action to ensure we meet the goals under the Paris Agreement. Republic of Marshall Islands President and incoming Chair of the

8 11, 2018

From Global to the Village – what does the IMO roadmap mean for the Paris Agreement and what are the impacts on the Pacific?

2019-04-02T17:00:35+12:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

From Global to the Village – what does the IMO roadmap mean for the Paris Agreement and what are the impacts on the Pacific? Dr Tristan Smith Maintaining A 1.5°C Course To Decarbonize Pacific Shipping

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