Tag Archives: The Philippines

From Angkor Wat to Rapa Nui

Ever visited an UNESCO World Heritage site or wanted to learn more about these amazing places? Here is your chance to learn how UNESCO works, who decides which sites are deemed worthy of World Heritage status and how to nominate … Continue reading

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Australia Awards Fellowships (Round 14 closes 19 June 2013)

Applications are currently open for Round 14, for Australia Awards Fellowships beginning in 2014 (close 19 June 2013). Visit AusAID’s AAF page for more information. Australia Awards Fellowships provide senior officials and mid-career professionals from developing countries with the opportunity … Continue reading

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Gender Responsive Budgeting: Timor-Leste, Philippines and Indonesia (video)

This new video from UN Women “video focuses on the use of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Timor-Leste, the Philippines and Indonesia as a tool to promote development and women’s rights. Testimonies from government officials and other advocates underline the role … Continue reading

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Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t

Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t (2012) Edited by Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey & Anthony Regan.* Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation … Continue reading

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LLMAP: New Guinea mainland and related islands

The Language and Location Map Annotation Project has now digitised many of the regional language maps by Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon published in The Atlas of the World’s Languages (2007). See New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Bougainville, The Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia, Vanuatu & … Continue reading

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Dedication of the Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial

The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial was dedicated today at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the lives of more than 1000 Australian soldiers and civilians whose were lost when the Japanese prison ship Montevideo Maru was torpedoed by a US submarine … Continue reading

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The Coral Triangle Day (9 June 2012)

The CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat, together with the CTI National Coordinating Committees and partner organizations, is set to launch the first annual celebration of the Coral Triangle Day on June 9,  2012, in conjunction with World Oceans Day [read more…]

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Coral Triangle Fishers Forum II (18-20 June)

The Coral Triangle Fishers Forum (CTFF) II, will be held in Suva Fiji and will allow participants to gain perspective from fishers around the region, learn more about the issues that affect them, and gain a common ground in achieving … Continue reading

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New tools in mapping for disasters and development

GFDRR Innovation Series: On May 3, 2012, around 200 mapping experts and development professionals from 70 organisations met

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ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2012

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security.

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Update on ADB projects in the Pacific (30 April 2012)

The Asian Development Bank has just released new fact sheets for the following Pacific Island nations: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, … Continue reading

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AusAID: new country profiles and documents online

AusAID has developed a staged approach to increasing the transparency of its activities. Central to this initiative is a new web platform able to support dynamic data. New country profile pages are now available for these island nations of the … Continue reading

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Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research

These publications are now available at: www.cawcr.gov.au/projects/PCCSP/publications.html Climate Change in the Pacific is a rigorously researched, peer-reviewed scientific assessment of the climate of the western Pacific region. Building on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change… … Continue reading

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Aid Buzz (Nov 29): AusAID Transparency Charter | Aid rankings | Busan | US partnerships

AusAID launches Transparency Charter AusAID released its Transparency Charter last week, committing to the publication of detailed information on AusAID’s work ‘in a timely fashion and in a format that is useful and accessible’. The charter also promises local language summaries of aid projects, participation in the International Aid Transparency Initiative and the publication of annual targets for improving transparency in the aid program. Coinciding with the release of the charter, the first two of AusAID’s improved country pages also went live, for Vanuatu and […] Continue reading

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