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Author: The Pacific Community (SPC)

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A podcast by the Pacific Community, bringing stories of science, culture, traditions and innovation from across the region. This is the Pacific Way.
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Our weekly podcast comes a bit early this week as we mark the end of 16 Days of Activism with a program about how the Solomon Islands is using drama to tackle the issue of domestic violence. 
New water and electricity supply schemes have been officially opened on Kiritimati Island, providing greener energy sources and improving access to clean drinking water for the local hospital and more than 400 households in the communities of Tennessee and Ronton.
New Zealand’s strong commitment to supporting sustainable development in the Pacific was highlighted during a small ceremony this week, which marked the official extension of its partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC). The new five-year partnership between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and SPC commits NZ$45 million (NZ$9 million per annum), a significant increase on New Zealand’s current funding for the organization.
S02-04: Pacific Surveying

S02-04: Pacific Surveying

2019-11-2800:10:27

Understanding where we are and where things are in relation to us has always been important.  Anyone who has ever used a smartphone app to locate themselves or search for driving directions can appreciate how widespread this technology has become, to the point that it is even taken for granted. ‘Where’ is now at everyone’s fingertips.On Earth’s dynamic surface, however, ‘where’ we are is constantly changing.We understand this through Geodesy, the scientific discipline that enables us to define the shape of Earth, how it changes over time, and our position on Earth. Such positioning information is needed to analyse and solve social, economic and environmental challenges and to support sustainable development.
S02-03: Safety at Sea

S02-03: Safety at Sea

2019-11-2100:11:00

For centuries, pacific people have traveled across the vast oceans using traditional canoes and other means of transportation. Today hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on sea and shipping services for business, inter-island travel or just the daily commute to get to work or school. Sea transportation is also the only source of income for many in the region like 29 year old Frankie Kaltex who operates a water taxi in Port Vila, Vanuatu, one of the busiest ports in the region.
S02-02: NCDs in the Pacific

S02-02: NCDs in the Pacific

2019-11-1400:09:59

NCDs are now the leading cause of death, disease and disability in the Pacific and diabetes prevalence is 3 to 4 times higher than elsewhere in the world. Left unchecked, NCDs will cause serious health and social problems for individuals and their families, overwhelm national health systems, and severely limit the development potential of the entire Pacific region.
A local tilapia fish farmer is inspiring change in Fiji. With some investment and a little training, the farm has become a model operation, showing the way for other farmers to see success in tilapia farming.
To mark the 4th Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Pacific Way team spoke to a few of the Pacific Community women who are leading the way in scientific work for the region.   
In the Pacific adapting to climate change is already a way of life. Learn how the people of the Marshall Islands are dealing with drought conditions as they face of future of climate extremes.  
On the atolls of Kiribati, finding and maintaining safe drinking water is an ongoing challenge. A growing population and the pressure of climate change are making this challenge even more difficult.
S01-03: Dividing the Earth

S01-03: Dividing the Earth

2018-10-3000:07:26

In this episode of Pacific Way we learn about Pacific women breaking new ground in Surveying, including one who's very name means to 'Divide the Earth'.
Between 2015 and 2016 the Republic of the Marshall Islands was severely impacted by a prolonged drought. The production of handcrafts was one of the activities heavily impacted.
S01-01 The Happy Chicken

S01-01 The Happy Chicken

2018-02-2800:08:37

After cyclone Pam, the people of Tanna Island are rebuilding their lives with a focus on strengthening resilience and sustainability.
Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 49th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community. In this final podcast,  we hear highlights from keynote presentations and review the outcomes of the 11th Conference. 
Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 49th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community. In this podcast, we speak highlight a new agreement signed this week between SPC and its CROP partner SPREP, which will support the ambitious Pacific Data Hub. 
  Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 49th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community. In this podcast, we speak to representatives from some of SPC key partners about their work with the organization and their thoughts on this year’s CRGA and Conference theme. In this episode:GIZ Pacific Coordinator, James MacbethEU Delegation for the Pacific, Head of Cooperation, Christoph WagnerNew Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Divisional Manager, Charlotte Darlow
Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 49th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community.  Breakout interactive sessions were held to help highlight some of SPC's key areas of work. In this podcast, we speak to moderators from sessions on Social Equality, Biodiversity, the Pacific Data Hub and the Pacific Community Center of Ocean Science. 
Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia for the 49th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and the 11th Conference of the Pacific Community.  We speak to SPC's Deputy Director-General, Dr. Audrey Aumua and SPC's Director of Communications, Peter W. Foster about the expectations for the meeting and the significance of the meetings theme: "Ocean Science: A sustainable future for the Blue Pacific"
The inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) under the theme, ‘Youth Futures in a Resilient Pacific’ took place in Suva, Fiji this week. The event showcased inspiring examples of youth action, and communities and sectors working inclusively to save and improve lives and protect livelihoods. On this podcast we hear from a few of the participants about their experience at this landmark meeting
Fiji Minister for Women, Hon. Mereseini Vunidawa joins SPC's Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua, and FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali, for a discussion on the advancement of gender equality in the Pacific. 
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