When more than 60 students from different high schools in the country came together for the first time at the Samoa Accelerator Lab’s Hackathon in April, they did not realize that their ideas could power real-world innovations.
The Law and Justice Sector in Samoa today launched its Plan to guide its work over the next five years. In a brief ceremony at the Tanoa Hotel, Sogi, the caretaker Prime Minister spoke about the significance of having this plan in place.
The COVID-19 Preparedness and Recovery: Diversification of the Economic Sector in Samoa (CPRDESS) Project has been launched in Samoa with the hosting of its inception workshop.
That’s what Lagi Keresoma, a resident of Samoa’s capital Apia, said about the effects of the floods that inundated her property and many others in the area on the morning of December 18th 2020.
Waste management efforts in Tokelau took another leap forward this week with the official handover of critical safety gear and equipment for waste collection and segregation of recyclables. The equipment has arrived in Tokelau and have been divided amongst the three atolls.
This new project will make possible the creation of sustainable and inclusive livelihood opportunities to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy in Samoa, whilst equally supporting Tokelau’s waste management capacity through a collaborative bilateral approach. This has brought together different partners and stakeholders to work in collaboration.

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Basic Needs Poverty

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