Tag Archives: Tonga

Protection committees to address needs of vulnerable groups in Tonga

Participants of the community protection committees in Mo’ungeTonga is working to enhance the protection of vulnerable community members in Ha’apai with new Community Protection Committees. Plans to establish the committees were prioritised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs following an assessment of Ha’apai after Tropical Cyclone Ian, which found more vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, the elderly, women and children often Continue reading

Establishing milkfish farming in Tonga

Milkfish will soon be reared in a commercially viable and environment-friendly way in Tonga.  The FAO assisted joint- project to rear milkfish aims to develop a sustainable source of food and income for island communities. The communities have been involved in steps of the process and received training in the operation of the farm as well as in business management. Fisheries staff from the Government of Tonga visited the Philippines as part of a study tour to gain essential knowledge and skills. Continue reading

Vanuatu leads Knowledge Hub exchange between Pacific countries

Vanuatu Tanoliu women and menTanoliu community in the North West Area Council of Shefa Province is attracting Pacific-wide interest in its new Knowledge Hub demonstration crop for farmers to share skills and ideas. Knowledge Hubs are already being developed in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province, and in other Pacific Island countries including Fiji, Solomon Islands and Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit pictureThe WHS regional Consultation for the Pacific was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. It was hosted by the Government of New Zealand and co-chaired by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand along with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In the spirit of the summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the meeting brought together more than 140 participants from Continue reading

Food crops being sent to remote islands hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Fast-growing vegetable seeds are being sent to some of the most remote parts of the Solomon Islands, which were badly hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The seeds – SBD$3,000 worth of fast-growing Chinese cabbages such as pak choi and tsoi sum –  were this month flown to Lata, Temotu’s capital, then shipped to the remote Tikopia and Anuta islands that were badly impacted by the Cyclone. Continue reading

People-centered development goals discussed in Pacific dialogue

UNFPA meeting in Pacific, Solomon Islands representative The Pacific Dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, with technical expertise from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Secretariat in New York (USA). The three-day dialogue is attended by representatives of Continue reading

Tonga Climate Finance and Risk Governance Assessment underway

UNDP TongaA national Climate Finance and Risk Governance (CFRG) Assessment is being undertaken by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The study assesses Tonga’s national plans and policies on climate change and disaster risk reduction, funding sources, expenditure and public financial management, institutional coordination, human capacity, development effectiveness, and gender and social inclusiveness.  Continue reading

WHO: Promoting healthy habits among Pacific kids

Schools across the Pacific have been helping kids develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime. World Health Organisation (WHO) supported Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programmes focus on different healthy behaviours including healthy diet. Schools across Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga have focused on promoting healthy diet and increasing access to healthy foods. Continue reading