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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.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy in Suva announced the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $500,000 USD ($950,000 FJD) to support Fiji’s transition to a democratic and inclusive political system and its upcoming elections.

Students Learn Typhoon-Resistant Construction Techniques in Majuro
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:45pm

USAID sponsored a week-long carpentry workshop at the College of Marshall Islands’ (CMI) Arrak campus in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) from March 4 to 8.

Pretest for National HIV/AIDS Prevalence Survey in PNG Completed
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:30pm

USAID, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian Agency for International Development are supporting the first-ever Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey (IBBS) to help identify the drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

US Launches Climate Change Projects in the Pacific
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:30pm

United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Frankie A. Reed, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for the Philippines and the Pacific Islands Gloria D. Steele led the launching of the U.S. Government’s new projects that will help the Pacific Islands cope with climate change.

United States donates Reverse Osmosis Machines to the  Marshall Islands to Assist with Drought Relief
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 2:00am

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating two reverse osmosis machines to enhance drought response capability of the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).

United States Launches Project to Build  Community Resilience to Climate Change
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:00am

Pari, Papua New Guinea — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), a new five-year project that will build the resilience of vulnerable communities across 12 Pacific Island countries to climate change.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 1:45am

United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Frankie A. Reed, Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Works, Transport and Public Utilities, , Commander Francis Kean and University of the South Pacific (USP) Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, today led the inaugural event for a training program supported by the U.S. Government that will promote clean energy in the Pacific Islands.

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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