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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.
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.
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.
A Resilient Samoan FamilyNov 3, 2014Sitiseni Afua Fuga, a 31-year-old woman seriously affected by Cyclone Evan two years ago, now has a cyclone-resistant dwelling in the Samoan village of Siumu.
Javier Arturo Hernández Rosas - UN Online Volunteer from ColumbiaOct 1, 2014Javier 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 SamoaAug 22, 2014Samoa, 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 SIDSAug 13, 2014Forty-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.