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  • Shouting it louder: Climate Change, UNDP Samoa MCO and Pole to ParisJul 15, 2015Sometimes we are lucky enough to be given an opportunity to generate something new. To create something that will not only engage others, but will also inspire others. For a small group of young environmental and social scientists, this opportunity is the Pole to Paris initiative.

  • Government and UN launch new programme to tackle Youth Unemployment in SamoaJun 26, 2015The Government of Samoa, through the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, has taken another step forward in their commitment to reduce youth unemployment in Samoa.

  • Resilient Coast: Climate Change and coastal living in SamoaJun 4, 2015The majority of Samoans live by the sea. They rely on nature for their food, water and livelihood.

  • Sowing Our Future: Green Organic Farming for Youth in Poutasi & SaleiluaMay 24, 2015Revitalizing School Gardens for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security, Income Earning and for Healthy Ecosystems and learning through Youth Volunteerism in Samoa.

  • Conservation of traditional knowledge through “replenishing” the environmentApr 14, 2015The community of Vailoa, Palauli located in the South East Coast of Savaii, Samoa is on a mission to give back to their environment and landscapes, which would in turn sustain traditional knowledge of siapo or tapa making for generations to come.

  • Joining efforts to increase political participation of women in SamoaApr 1, 2015Today representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organizations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) UN Joint Programme.

  • Communities get involved in climate change workshop Mar 20, 2015The Samoa Tourism Authority hosted a workshop this week with technical guidance from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). The workshop is a part of the ‘Enhancing the resilience of tourism reliant communities to Climate Change risks’-project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Solomon Islands enables internet with solar power Feb 4, 2015Can you imagine a day in the office without internet or access to emails? This is the reality in many Pacific Islands states. Now Solomon Islands is changing this – through solar power.

  • Tonga replaces fossil fuel with solar and improves water accessJan 28, 2015Thanks to funding from Denmark, communities in Tonga can now benefit from solar powered water pumps and improved access to water, reduced risk of water contamination and reduced dependency on fossil fuels.

  • International Volunteers Day 2014 celebrated in SamoaDec 5, 2014National and international volunteer organisations based in Samoa have come together to celebrate International Volunteer Day 2014, and to help hundreds of the country’s citizens join in as well – reflecting the theme for the event this year, ‘People’s Participation’. 300 participants from across Samoa, all committed to being lasting partners in the nation’s development, took part in the day-long event that kicked off with a trek and police band at central Apia.