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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:00pm

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new project that will help make the health systems of Pacific Island communities more adaptive to climate change. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID awarded a US $250,000 grant to the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI). FSPI will implement the Mainstreaming Indigenous and Local Knowledge into Human Health Responses to Climate Change project with USAID support. This project will help the peoples of Tuvalu and Solomon Islands use local and indigenous knowledge to inform policies and scale up successful initiatives. This will contribute to building climate resilient health systems in the long term.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 2:30am

The USAID Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) awarded a grant to CARE International to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of 25 communities affected by climate change in the provinces of Tafea and Sanma.

U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin Celebrates Launch of New Climate Change Adaptation Project in Buariki, Kiribati
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:15am

Working in partnership with the U.S. Government, the people of Buariki have taken great strides to reduce their climate change vulnerability through construction of a climate-resilient health clinic in their village.

United States Government Donates K270,000 in Laboratory and Clinical Equipment to the Papua New Guinea Government
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:15am

The U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Catherine Ebert-Gray has presented various laboratory and clinical equipment worth over Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand Kinas (270,000.00PGK) for distribution to a number of clinics located in Daru (Western Province) and Port Moresby (NCD).

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:00am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new project that will reduce the vulnerabilities of communities in Micronesia to impacts of climate change. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID awarded a total of US$244,315 grant to the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC).

U.S. Government and Papua New Guinea Forge New Partnership to Strengthen the Country’s Environmental Resilience
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:30pm

On August 24, 2016, the United States and the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea signed a new bilateral assistance agreement that will provide $1.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen Papua New Guinea’s environmental resilience. This is the first tranche of an estimated $7.5 million package over five years, subject to the availability of funds, to support Papua New Guinea’s priorities in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, and climate change adaptation.

Visit of Embassy Officials Highlights U.S. Government Support to Peaceful and Transparent Elections
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:30am

U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Hon. Catherine Ebert-Gray, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for the Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia, Dr. Susan Brems, visited Bougainville on August 22-23, 2016 to meet with partners of ongoing U.S. Government support in the region.

U.S. and Pacific Partners Unite to Build Climate Resilience
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:15am

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

United States Recognizes Achievements of Women-Led Organizations in Achieving Women, Peace and Security Objectives in Bougainvil
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:15pm

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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:30am

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the United States Government immediately issued disaster declarations from U.S. Embassy Port Moresby. The U.S. Government will continue to work closely with NGO partners and other nations to deliver relief assistance and to identify the most effective ways to immediately help those people most affected by the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam.

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