Stories 2021-09-14T13:18:53+00:00
707, 2021

COP26 – Virtual Information Session

COP26 - Virtual Information Session The University of the South Pacific (USP) through the European Union funded Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) programme in collaboration with the Australia Pacific Climate Alumni Network organised a two hour virtual information session to support USP students in developing an informed application in response to the call for student participants at COP26. The session was divided in two one-hour sets, on 24 June 2021 and 2 July [...]

1706, 2021

State of Covid-19 in Timor-Leste

State of Covid-19 in Timor-LesteCovid-19 hit Timor-Leste very hard in March 2020. Since then the country had to stop incoming flights and the country was put in lockdown. Though, 2020 was considered a stressful year for most Timorese, we were still allowed to travel around the country, visiting families, friends, and attending some social gatherings were still permitted due to no evidence of local transmission cases. The year 2021, is the worst year, since the presence of covid-19, given that [...]

2805, 2021

USP EU PACRES implements tree planting for sustainability initiatives to communities in Vanuatu

USP EU PACRES implements tree planting for sustainability initiatives to communities in VanuatuThe University of the South Pacific (USP) European Union Intra-African, Caribbean and Pacific Global Climate Change Alliance and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) successfully organised a three-day tree planting workshop for a number of communities in Vanuatu.Participants were from communities surrounding the Tagabe River, Tanvasoko Area Council's Blacksands communities, Port Vila Northern Ward's Tagabe and Ohlen communities.The workshop aimed at enhancing the understanding [...]

2311, 2020

Crop Based Solutions to Enhance Climate Resilience

Crop Based Solutions to Enhance Climate Resilience A three-day training held at the University of the South Pacific, Alafua Campus with the School of Agriculture and Food Technology started on Monday this week.The training is expected to enhance climate resilience within 8 villages in the Matautu District, and Taga Village of Savai’i, through implementing crop-based solutions.It follows a Training Needs Analysis conducted earlier this year in February, which identified the need to enhance food security and well-being with these [...]

2309, 2020

Traditional farming to combat climate change

Traditional farming to combat climate changeTraditional Samoan farming practices, such as planting resilient crops and improving the soil, are providing future solutions to climate change, officials say.Moafanua Tolusina Pouli, Assistant Chief Executive Officer (A.C.E.O.) of the Forestry Division at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) said traditional methods were increasingly seen as solutions.After many years of working with the villages and modern technology in farming, Moafanua said a decision has been made instead to look back at traditional [...]