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USAID announces first group of successful PACAM grant applicants
September 3, 2014

APIA, SAMOA—The Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the first tranche of civil society organizations which have submitted successful applications for PACAM grants.

The nine civil society organizations (CSOs) which were successful in their grant applications are: Aquaculture Technologies of the Marshall Islands; College of Micronesia; CARE International in Papua New Guinea; Conservation International in Papua New Guinea; Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia; Matuaileoo Environment Trust, Inc., Samoa (METI); Namdrik Atoll Development Association, Marshall Islands; Natural Resources Development Foundation, Solomon Islands; and the University of Fiji.

The PACAM grants will be used for implementing projects that assist communities in the Pacific region to adapt to the impacts of climate change, in collaboration with partners from the NGO community, academe, and the private sector. Total funding for projects in the first group is approximately $5.4 million.

July 24, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Arizona State University have partnered to train local trainers and technicians to install, operate, and maintain clean energy systems in the Pacific Islands.

USAID LEAF Program Creates "Ridges-to-Reef" Training in Madang
July 23, 2014

In a step forward for the “Ridges-to-Reef” approach to managing Madang Province’s unique and stunning natural resources, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) project is bringing together local communities, decision makers, NGOs, educators and government representatives for an innovative training designed to measure the amount of carbon contained in its forests.

USAID Rolls Out Pacific-American Climate Fund in Apia
July 16, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a workshop for select civil society, academic and private sector organizations on Wednesday, July 16 to announce the five-year, USD $24-million Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) at the Tanoa Tusitala Conference Center.

May 19, 2014

Building on the recent National Women’s Forum sponsored by the Embassy and the Government of Papua New Guinea, the Embassy is pleased to announce a comprehensive program to advance inclusive and sustainable development in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB).

May 16, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Walter North officially launched the Women’s Peace Building Initiatives Project in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) today. He was joined by officials from the Government of the ARB, representatives from civil society and from the international community.

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