U.S. and Pacific Partners Unite to Build Climate Resilience
November 5, 2015

A new U.S. Government initiative was launched today to help communities in the Pacific Islands region address the negative effects of climate change.

The United States Agency for International Development will partner with the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme for a five-year initiative that will strengthen the national capacity of up to 12 Pacific Island countries to effectively plan, coordinate and respond to the adverse impacts of climate change.

The Institutional Strengthening in Pacific Island Countries to Adapt to Climate Change (ISACC) project was announced by the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Judith Cefkin, at the 9th Conference of the Pacific Community under way on the Pacific island of Niue.

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, welcomed the new partnership and its focus on responding to some of the key challenges that limit the ability of Pacific Island countries to effectively implement national climate change priorities.

March 6, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Walter E. North announced today that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a grant to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to support the Government of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville with upcoming electoral events, including planning for the referendum. 

February 10, 2015

Pacific Islands Regional Profile [PDF]

October 21, 2014

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).

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

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.

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.


Last updated: November 06, 2015

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