Javier Arturo Hernández Rosas - UN Online Volunteer from Columbia
Oct 1, 2014
Javier Arturo Hernández Rosas, a UN Online Volunteer from Colombia, designed 6 pull-up banners for the Small Grant Programme (SGP) to showcase its activities in Samoa during the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held on 1st of September 2014.
Reaching for the Sun: Unlocking Solar Energy for Samoa
Aug 22, 2014
Samoa, like many developing small island countries, is heavily dependent on fossil fuel for power generation; almost 70% of its energy comes from petroleum products. But these costly fuels expose the country to the unpredictable price of petrol imports and produce large quantities of carbon emissions.
Samoan Youth Gearing up to Support SIDS
Aug 13, 2014
Forty-five young Samoan farmers have received organic farming training to help them secure decent work and a steady income, in turn promoting inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.
Climate change in the Pacific: a strong start for a long journey
Aug 12, 2014
The final annual review meetings for two regional climate change initiatives, the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project (PACC), were held between 28 July and 1 August in Nadi, Fiji.
UN Samoa welcomes youth mission from New Zealand
Jul 30, 2014
A ten-member UN Youth New Zealand mission led by Philip Greatrex, Director of the UN Youth New Zealand Pacific Project 2014, visited the UN Samoa offices on 15th July 2014.
Palau: Improved access to safe water for the Haiyan affected people
Jul 8, 2014
A small island of Palau is now taking support from a UNDP project for having improved access to water through renewable and sustainable solar water pumping systems.
Art therapy for abused young women: Wendy Percival’s volunteer story
Jun 25, 2014
Wendy Percival, an artist and educator, has taken initiative to help her community by volunteering her time to teach fine arts to young women from the House of Hope, a well-known shelter for victims of abuse in Samoa.
Samoa – where garden weeds become renewable energy
Mar 13, 2014
In Samoa, an innovative project idea is turning an environmental challenge into an energy asset. Samoa will turn the invasive Merremia vine, other invasive weeds and green agricultural waste into renewable energy in the form of clean biogas.
ICCRIFS Participatory Three Dimensional Handover
Mar 3, 2014
Unveiling of a three dimensional representation of the Safata district in South Upolu after a week long workshop by the GEF project ICCRIFS conducted under the guidance of the Forestry Division of MNRE.
Everybody becomes volunteers – concerted efforts on International Volunteer Day 2013 in Apia
Dec 9, 2013
Samoa is rich with volunteers and through its history Samoa has embraced volunteerism.