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Pacific vulnerable to human trafficking - 19 Jul 2016 02:43:51 pm
The Pacific is highly vulnerable to human trafficking because the targeted countries for trafficking are developing countries with poor social and economic system, high rates of poverty, under-resourced judiciary and government agencies, and inadequate laws, among others. This was part of the presentation by the acting Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Dialogue Limited Ms Patricia Kailola, when speaking on The Hidden Crime of Human Trafficking in the Pacific Islands Region, at the 2016 Pacific Update Conference at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Laucala on 19 July 2016. ... More »


USP and ADB Committed to Knowledge Sharing - 19 Jul 2016 02:36:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have vowed to deepen the relationship between the two Agencies on knowledge sharing and human resources capacity building.  This follows a meeting on the margins of the 2016 Pacific Update Conference between Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice Chancellor & President of USP and Mr Bambang Susantono, Vice President for Knowledge Management at ADB where areas of mutual interest and collaboration between the two Agencies was discussed.  The discussions focussed on how best to leverage  USP a... More »


Climate Change Adaption and Education - 19 Jul 2016 02:32:48 pm
The 2016 Pacific Update conference at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Laucala dedicated a session to discuss Climate Change Adaptation and Education. Head of Department of Crop Production at the Fiji National University, Mr Hirdesh Sachan who spoke on Information Needs for Climate Change Adaptation among Farmers in Fiji, said agriculture is referred to as the backbone of Fiji, however, the sector is not immune to obscurity and faces many challenges. Two such challenges, he said, are the lack of agricultural information being disseminated to farmers and trad... More »


ADB highlights private sector as driver of growth - 18 Jul 2016 02:59:57 pm
More private sector investment is needed to sustain growth and create jobs in Fiji, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Mr Bambang Susantono, told participants attending the Pacific Update Conference 2016. The two day Pacific Update Conference is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics in collaboration with the ADB, Asian Development Bank Institute and the Australian National University at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre from 18 to 19 July 2016. “Over th... More »


Commercial reforms to boost Pacific state-owned enterprises - 18 Jul 2016 02:54:47 pm
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are a significant drain on Pacific island economies, with the returns from most countries’ SOE portfolios not even meeting their capital costs, according to an upcoming Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. Advance copies of ‘Finding Balance’ 2016, the latest edition of ADB’s landmark assessment of Pacific SOEs’ performance, were shared at the opening of the Pacific Update Conference 2016 which is hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP). The report finds SOE portfolios in the eight Pacific countries... More »


Conference to bring PICs together - Honourable Sayed-Khaiyum - 18 Jul 2016 02:38:09 pm
Forums like the 2016 Pacific Update Conference is critical as it brings together Pacific Island Countries (PICs), said the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the opening of the Conference on 18 July 2016. The 2016 Pacific Update Conference which is organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute, and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre, has a theme of “Inclusive Growth for Enhanced Resilience." ... More »


USP Hosts 2016 Pacific Update Conference - 15 Jul 2016 01:09:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute, and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre is hosting the 2016 Pacific Update Conference from 18 -19 July 2016 at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre. This annual conference is the premier forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the Pacific. It gathers policymakers, academics and development practitioners to present research and discuss the latest economic and social developments in the region. ... More »


CI-USP produces top reports in Oceania - 15 Jul 2016 01:04:11 pm
The reports of activities carried by the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) has been ranked number one in Oceania, outperforming reports from Confucius Institutes in countries like Australia and New Zealand. The Institute had submitted a total of 20 reports on its activities, from which 17 have been assessed and deemed successful - the highest number of successful reports in the Oceania region. Established in 2012 and partnered with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), CI-USP, which is the only Confucius Institute in Fiji, p... More »


Hospitality Operations programme internationally accredited - 15 Jul 2016 11:12:22 am
The Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations programme of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has achieved full accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Offered through USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with sound knowledge of industry processes and standards. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. ... More »


Solar hybrid system to benefit village - 14 Jul 2016 04:45:46 pm
A hybrid solar system to support sustainable fishing was formally commissioned at Wainika Village in Vanua Levu on 5 July 2016 as part of a project of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the French Embassy. The commissioning took place in the presence of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Counsellor at French Embassy, Ms Emmanuelle Charrier and USP Project Coordinator, Dr Atul Raturi. The hybrid system, which includes a 1.4 kW PV system coupled with a 2.5 kVA diesel generator and a battery storage which powers a three freezer refrigeration unit, was designed and insta... More »


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