Samoa Leading the Pacific into the Digital Future with Communities, Partnership and Cyber-Security at the Fore
Jun 20, 2018
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted “Together for a Digital Pacific 2018” – an event that brought together the brightest minds from Samoa, the region and the world around the mantra of “Getting Our Governments and Economies Ready for the Digital Age”.
Digital Response: How a Samoan Start-Up is Using Drones in response of climate change
Jun 20, 2018
In the past the words “tech start-up” and “Pacific” have rarely appeared together. Increasingly, however, we have seen this trope challenged, with numerous examples of home-grown firms employing cutting edge technology to the unique conditions and challenges of SIDS. One such example is local firm SkyEye Pacific that presented as part of Digital Pacific’s Private Sector Showcase.
- Message from the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Samoa on the World Environment Day 2018 Jun 5, 2018
Partnerships for a resilient and inclusive development of Samoa; Faleū wharf reconstruction.
Apr 16, 2018
The village wharf at Faleū had survived through many natural disasters and extreme weather events. In the past five years alone, the wharf got damaged from the 2009 tsunami and then, from Cyclone Evan in 2012, to the point that it became non-operational, isolating their population for the last five years.
The “Call for Proposals Outreach Workshops” by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
Apr 14, 2018
Approximately 400 representatives from villages and community organisations in Samoa, participated in the ‘Call for Proposals’ Workshops’ by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). The UNDP GEF-SGP Sub Regional team, together with the National Steering Committee (NSC) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG), facilitated the Upolu workshop on Tuesday 09th April 2018, and the Savaii workshop on Thursday 12th April 2018.
UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) “Call for Proposals Outreach Workshops”
Apr 7, 2018
The UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), established in 1992, promotes the goal of "thinking globally, acting locally” which emphasises ‘community action.’
Leadership project to build on women’s representation in Samoa
Apr 4, 2018
A new leadership project is launching in Samoa on Wednesday, April 4th, aiming to build on advances in gender equality.
Low Cost agro-ecology farming promoted
Mar 29, 2018
The Komiti a Tina Tulivae of Samatau had every reason to be proud of their concerted efforts to implement their organic farming project in partnership with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. With the financial grant received from the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), the President of the Women’s Committee Ms. Aumua Karolaine Taulealo Ane humbly expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the GEF-SGP for the grant received to implement their agro-ecology project. She proudly added that they have managed to sell their first harvest of cabbages, lettuce, and tomatoes to the neighboring village of Manono.
GEF-Small Grants Programme Annual Workshop and Monitoring Mission in Savaii
Mar 23, 2018
As part of its 2018 workplan and in preparation for the 6th Operational Phase (OP6) core funds grant allocation call for proposals, the National Steering Committee (NSC) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the GEF Small Grants Programme held its first annual joint workshop and monitoring of projects in Savaii from Monday 19th April to Wednesday 21st April 2018.
New UN Resident Coordinator Takes Up Post in Samoa
Mar 16, 2018
The new United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Samoa, Ms Simona Marinescu, today presented her credentials to the Prime Minister of Samoa, the Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during their first official meeting.