Tag Archives: Kiribati

ADB Pacific Economic Monitor (December 2012)

“The December 2012 edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor examines the fiscal position of ADB’s Pacific developing member countries and their budget plans for 2013. Special articles included in this issue focus on economic management and growth prospects in smaller … Continue reading

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AVID Jobs: Environmental Defenders in the Pacific…

Environmental Defender’s Office (EDO) NSW’s International Program facilitates and coordinates Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) positions in the Pacific on an ongoing basis. EDO NSW helps the AVID program to place skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries and is funded by AusAID. EDO … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (November 14): Pacific elections wrap | Fiji election preparations | Call to reorient PNG spending to boost recurrent budget | Agriculture and land in PNG | More

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Pacific elections wrap There has been a lot of political activity in the Pacific with elections in Vanuatu, Palau, American Samoa and Guam. Intense negotiations continue in Vanuatu as two rival groups seek to form a coalition government when parliament convenes on 19 November to elect a new prime minister. The […] Continue reading

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Conference: The Challenges for Participatory Development in Contemporary Development Practice

28-29 November 2012, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, ANU (REGISTRATIONS CLOSED) This is the third conference as part of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Universities Linkages, which brings scholars and aid practitioners together to discuss important development issues. The programme has a stunning … Continue reading

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The State of Pacific Towns and Cities: Urbanization in ADB’s Pacific Developing Member Countries

This report investigates urbanization trends across the 14 Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. It examines the history of Pacific urbanization, current state of infrastructure and service provision within urban areas, and… Continue reading

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ANU’s new student group: the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association

  The Australian National University has a new student group geared towards increasing the awareness of Micronesians in Australia – the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA).  The ANU-chartered student group was formed in May 2012 by a small group … Continue reading

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Pacific Energy Update 2012 (ADB)

This document provides an update of the existing 2012 portfolio of Pacific energy sector projects and a summary of requested assistance for 2013. Continue reading

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Jobs: Coastal Community Adaptation Project, Fiji

Roles for a Development Outreach Coordinator, Civil/Environmental Engineer, and a Community Liaison Specialist for an anticipated five-year USAID Coastal Community Adaptation Program (C-CAP) that will support district and community-level climate change adaptation interventions in nine to eleven Pacific Island countries. The objective … Continue reading

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Volunteer in the Pacific

Applications are now open for volunteers to work in Vanuatu (Cultural Heritage Project Officer at Chief Roi Mata’s Domain WHA), Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and in countries on the Pacific rim. For more on these opportunities, see the Australian Volunteers … Continue reading

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11th Festival of Pacific Arts: ‘Culture in Harmony with Nature’

From 1-14 July 2012, thousands of artists and performers from the region will gather in Honiara for the Pacific’s largest, most colourful and exciting cultural event. The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts will feature traditional and contemporary visual and performing arts – … Continue reading

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Dialogue for Pacific Parliamentarians (Report)

The ANU’s Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) hosted the Pacific Parliamentary Leadership Dialogue in Canberra from 8 to 13 Feb. 2012. The Dialogue was designed for a select group of influential and emerging parliamentarians from across the Pacific to reflect … Continue reading

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Pacific tilting west to PNG – and Super Power rivalry

A new post by Prof. Wadan Narsey (USP) to AUT’s Pacific Scoop. For more articles by Prof. Narsey, see the Fiji section of ANU’s SSGM Program.

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UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Countries (close 31 May)

CSS are for Masters by coursework only.

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Applications open: Australian Development and Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships (close 30 April 2012)

Applications are now open for Australian Development Scholarships and Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (facilitated through AusAID). Information about specific eligibility criteria are available for the following Pacific Island states: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New … Continue reading

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Exhibitions: ‘Robin White’ and ‘Portraits from the Edge: Putting a Face to Climate Change’

Opening: 4 April 2012 at 6:00pm (until 5:00pm 28 April) Location: ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery Robin White is a major New Zealand artist. She is a painter as well as a printmaker and drawing is an important part … Continue reading

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