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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:15pm

The United States is helping Bougainville Women improve peace and security. The Embassy announced the award of four grants totaling K2.5 million to local women’s organizations. The grants are part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) two-year Women Peace Building Initiative (WPBI), implemented by Counterpart International (CI).

The project works with civil society organizations in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) to raise awareness and increase understanding of women’s rights; provides treatment and counseling to ex-combatants and civilians; and offers support to survivors of gender based violence. Anticipated activities include training and mentoring support for community health workers in mental health referral and treatment, radio programming on women’s rights and gender issues affecting Bougainville, violence prevention trainings and awareness for men, women, youth, and community leaders, targeted gender-based violence community awareness activities, and women’s skill development trainings.

USAID announces first group of successful PACAM grant applicants
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:15pm

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:30pm

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
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:45am

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
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:45pm

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.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 1:30am

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).

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:15am

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.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:15pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its implementing partner FHI 360, is addressing tropical disease endemics in Papua New Guinea.

US Government to Launch Grant Facility to Support Climate Change Initiatives  in the Pacific Islands Region
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching the five-year Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) in Suva on March 26 to help communities in Pacific Island countries adapt to effects of climate change.

US, Germany Partner to Boost Climate Change Resilience of Solomon Islands
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Germany’s aid agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ- commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development- BMZ), entered into a new partnership today to support the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICHAP) in the Solomon Islands.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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