Pacific

People First Network: Radio email for the Solomon Islands

Imagine the amazement of farmers who are able to receive technical advice on how to deal with a poultry disease. Or of the residents of remote rural villages who can find out about job opportunities and submit their applications well before the deadline. Read more...

PestNet: an Asian-Pacific pest management email network

When pests attack, the damage can be devastating. Farmers need advice immediately, but to get the correct information on the best control measures takes time. To make matters worse, many countries do not even have any reference material. Read more...

Reducing the vulnerability of Pacific ACP states

The South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) successfully uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology for water risk management purposes. Read more...

Fiji and the World Summit on the Information Society

Abel Caine reports on how Fiji’s involvement in the WSIS process has brought ICTs to the top of the national political agenda. Read more...

Satellite surveillance of tuna fishing vessels

Andrew Richards looks at how the people of Tokelau, three coral atolls in the Pacific are benefiting from a regional effort to protect marine resources. Read more...

Digital audio in Papua New Guinea

Micael Olsson describe how digital audio technology helps to promote traditional culture as the basis for forest resource management. Read more...

South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project

The 14-year-old South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) aims to generate an accurate record of variance in long-term sea level for the South Pacific and make these data available to Pacific Island countries. | Read more...

Small Island Developing States Network climate change and sea-level rise dossier

SIDSnet connects 43 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, and African island nations. Its main goal is to use ICTs to support sustainable development. | Read more...

Escaping the rising sea

The mangrove forests that fringe the coastlines of many tropical and subtropical islands harbour exceedingly rich ecosystems, and protect the coastlines from erosion and damage due to storms. Their stilt-like rooting systems filter sediment and... Read more...

From pen-and-paper to RFID tracking

The island of Vanuatu is set to become only the second country in the world to operate the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), the Australian tracking system for cattle that is compatible with EU traceability requirements. Read more...

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