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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.

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.

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.

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:00pm

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. 

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).

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).


Last updated: October 20, 2015

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