Samoa Receives 28 Grants for Environmental Projects
Sep 1, 2017
Twenty-eight applicants from Upolu and Savai’i were awarded grants through Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The opening of the inception workshop for the nineteen recipients of grant awards in Upolu was held this morning at the TATTE Convention Centre, following the workshop in Savai’i on 31 August 2017 where nine successful applicants signed grant documents.
UNDP Promoting Women in Politics in Samoa and Beyond
Aug 29, 2017
UNDP and UN Women were proud to host some of the most influential women in Samoa during a consultation for a project to promote Women in Politics in Samoa on 28 August 2017. An earlier phase of the project, titled the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) sought to increase community awareness of the importance of women’s engagement in political leadership, work with women candidates in the run up to the 2016 elections, and to work with political parties to raise awareness on gender issues. With the first phase of IPPWS completed, the ‘Validation Workshop’ held this week was an effort to consult with all major stakeholders in the development of Phase Two.
Samoa One-UN YEP Supports Organic Farming and Production
Aug 22, 2017
One of Samoa’s pre-eminent non-government organisations, Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) has reached a significant milestone. With the support of the Samoa One-UN Youth Employment Programme Samoa 1UN YEP) on 19 August 2017, WIBDI inaugurated its new processing facility at Nu’u fitted out with new modern food processing equipment, laboratory, cooling rooms and office facilities. The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals Trust Fund.
Global Climate Fund Samoa project launch and Inception workshop
Aug 21, 2017
The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Development Program has launched the Global Climate Fund Samoa project & Inception workshop.
Rare skink, believed on the verge of extinction, found in Niue
Aug 21, 2017
Pacific conservationists and international scientists are very excited that a Niuean skink thought close to extinction has been re located. The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) today announced the find of the Olive small-scaled skink Emoia lawesi by a member of its Ridge to Reef (R2R) project team.
UNDP Strengthens Its Role in Gender Equality
Aug 8, 2017
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment training for UNDP staff and project partners, including representatives of the Government of Samoa took place during last week, 24-28 July 2017 in Apia, Samoa.
Savaii Koko Visit
Aug 7, 2017
On 1-2 August, the One UN-YEP team travelled to Savai’i to meet with representatives including cocoa farmers and business leaders to be updated on progress in the One UN Youth Employment Programme (‘YEP’) on the island.
Discrimination against women: First mission ever to Samoa by a UN human rights expert group
Aug 3, 2017
A United Nations human rights expert group will carry out a fact-finding visit to Samoa from 8 to 18 August to assess the progress made towards eliminating discrimination against women and the protection and promotion of women’s rights in the country.
Future of renewable energy shines brightly in Samoa
Aug 2, 2017
The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme today officially signed an agreement on a new renewable energy project with Global Environment Fund. The signing brings the project another step closer to launch and Samoa’s climate and energy security goals.
Localising the Sustainable Development Goals to suit Samoa
Jul 31, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comprise 17 Goals that cover a range of development targets, including reducing poverty, promoting health and education, and combatting climate change. The UNDP Multi-Country Office in Samoa commenced work in November 2016 on an initiative aimed at localising the SDGs and tailoring them to suit Samoa’s unique development needs.