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.
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).
New Legal Course for Samoan Parliamentarians Launched
Mar 17, 2017
A new Certificate of Law Course designed for Members of Parliament has been launched by the University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Legislative Conference Room in Tuana’imato on Tuesday 14th March.
Making UNDP Fit for Purpose for the SDGs
Mar 13, 2017
Senior Managers of 24 UNDP Country Offices in Asia - Pacific, the Regional Hub in Bangkok and Headquarters, and high-level government and business representatives attended the 2017 UNDP Regional Management Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 7 to 10 March.
Cook Islands Women's Practice Parliament Underway
Mar 7, 2017
Supported by the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI), the workshop is organised by the Parliament of the Cook Islands, in partnership with the Cook Islands National Council of Women. UNDP’s Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative is funded by the New Zealand Government.