United States Recognizes Achievements of Women-Led Organizations in Achieving Women, Peace and Security Objectives in Bougainvil
July 24, 2015

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. On July 22, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville’s (ARB) Women, Peace and Security Technical Working Group met to assess progress in achieving the objectives of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP-WPS). The working group is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the $1.5 million, two-year Women Peace Building Initiative (WPBI) implemented in partnership with Counterpart International.

USAID Regional Pacific Director, Richard Edwards, said: “The United States strongly supports empowering women to become effective peacemakers, community leaders, and champions of civil and human rights.” “We are pleased to work with them, the ARB government, civil society organizations, and other development partners to improve the prospects for sustainable peace, security, and development in Bougainville,” he added.

February 10, 2015

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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.

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.


Last updated: August 04, 2015

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