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  • Small Grants for Environment Projects in Savaii May 3, 2017

    Around fifty participants from Savaii representing community-based women’s committees, men’s committees, village councils, youth, civil society and non-governmental organisations gathered on Wednesday, 3 May at the Savaiian Hotel to attended the Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) workshop, and to learn more about existing environmental problems affecting them and to consider practical solutions to address these.

  • Empowering communities to save the environment May 1, 2017

    The opening of the first of two capacity building workshops planned for Upolu and Savai’i respectively for the Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) was held this morning at the TATTE Convention Centre.

  • Choosing Organic Farming for Brighter Future May 1, 2017

    Mr. Iese Palauni Matai’a, recently graduated from a three months training - the Organic Warriors Academy - where he learned about composting, field planting, common pests and value-adding processing. With his new skills in organic farming, Mr. Matai´a now plans to focus on planting herbs and spices to supply hotels and restaurants in Apia.

  • Opening Remarks UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Lizbeth Cullity, UNDP GEF-SGP Samoa Sub Region Operational Phase 6 (OP6) Capacity Building Workshop, TATTE Convention Centre May 1, 2017

    Opening Remarks UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative UNDP GEF-SGP Samoa Sub Region Operational Phase 6 (OP6) Capacity Building Workshop Monday 1st May 2017, TATTE Convention Centre

  • Agriculture to Help Reduce Youth Unemployment Apr 11, 2017

    A technical cooperation project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Samoa youth for employment in the agriculture sector has been launched in Samoa.

  • Life Changing Opportunities for Samoan Youth Mar 31, 2017

    Abe Faletagoai was following his father’s footsteps as a carpenter when he realised that he wanted to try his hand at something different. As he had always enjoyed cooking for his family, he jumped at the opportunity to further improve his cooking skills when he saw a TV advertisement inviting youths to apply for a Culinary Training Programme.

  • Achieving SDGs with the help of Science Mar 30, 2017

    A high level Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the SDGs in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) organised by UNESCO took place on 29 and 30 March 2017 in Apia, Samoa. The two-day forum provided an opportunity for Ministers, policymakers and researchers from Pacific Island Countries and regional organisations in the Pacific to share and exchange information on the needs and priorities of their respective countries for science, technology and innovation (ST&I) systems.

  • Tuvalu's Commitments in the Face of Climate Change Impacts Mar 24, 2017

    The “Energy Efficiency Demonstration Fale” project has been made possible through the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Programme project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi Country Office in Samoa, and executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Efficiency Project in Palau Mar 23, 2017

    Renewable energy is at the source of helping to ensure the community of over 180 residents on Kayangel Island in Palau has access to water.

  • New Public-Private Partnership launched in Samoa to tackle TB, HIV and STIs Mar 21, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Health of Samoa and Digicel are joining forces through a public-private partnership to launch a new mass media campaign to address tuberculosis (TB), HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).