The European Union provides financial support to the University for the implementation of the Pacific Network of Island Universities: Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development – (also known as the NIU Project). The support comes in the form of EUR 486,726.15 over duration of the three year project, which began in 2008. Through the project, the European Union contributes towards mainstreaming education towards sustainable development in a consortium of networked Pacific Island Universities, building academic and research capacity to address sustainable development challenges.
PACE-Net (Pacific Europe Network for Science and Technology) is a European Union funded Project, which is worth approx. EUR 57,155 in 2011. The ongoing project identifies the S&T research capacity of the region, the major areas of research for development for endorsement by Pacific Island Stakeholders, the funding support needed, and key S&T researchers who should be involved in the successful establishment of a sustainable network.
3. Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change in the Pacific Islands through Training, Applied Research and Community Engagement
The GCCA initiative is intended to step up cooperation between the EU and the developing countries that are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and have the least capacity to react. The EUR $8 million project has a life span of 4 years and focuses on focuses three fundamental areas: formal and non-formal community training; community engagement and adaptive action; and applied research. For 2011, the European Union provides EUR $2,132,586 (F$5,238,482) to the University in 2011 through the project to implement activities inclined towards capacity building, community engagement and applied research.
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