(L-R) Book Editors Dr Mesake Rawaikela Dakuidreketi and Associate Professor Govinda Lingam with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching Professor John Bythell and Professor Konai Helu Thaman during the launch of the book.
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Need for greater cohesion in Pacific’s approach to digital future - 4 Sep 2014 01:23:32 pm
The path ahead will be better if there is greater cohesion in our approach to our digital future, says The University of the South Pacific’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra.
He made the comment while officially opening a Side Event on ICT For Sustainable Development at the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) at the Faleata Sports Complex on 4 September, 2014.
Professor Chandra said it is vital to build on the excellent momentum created at the 3rd UN SIDS conference as the imperative and possibilities are there.... More »
USP paves the way for ICT in the region - 4 Sep 2014 01:15:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific has been a forerunner in the use of ICT to proliferate access to education, said USP’s Vice-President Administration Dr Dilawar Grewal.
He made the comment at a Side Event on ICT For Sustainable Development at the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) at the Faleata Sports Complex on 4 September, 2014.
“Over the years’ USP has built critical information infrastructure to provide seamless services and access to the 12 countries and territories that are a part of USP through the USPNET,&... More »
Research plays crucial role in Pacific’s future: Dr Raturi - 4 Sep 2014 01:10:11 pm
Applied research and appropriate technology development and adaptation will play a crucial role in building a sustainable future for the Pacific Islands region, said The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Physics Dr Atul Raturi.
He made the comment during a Side Event on Sustainable Energy for All: Re-energising the Pacific, at the Third Small Islands Developing (SIDS) Conference at the Faleata Sports Complex on 3 September, 2014.
Dr Raturi said while USP is pleased to be able to assist the Pacifi... More »
USP in SIDS Side Event on Culture & Development - 3 Sep 2014 03:00:29 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in a Side Event on Culture & Development – Heritage and Creativity in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), at the Third International Conference on SIDS in Apia, Samoa on 3 September, 2014.
The event was officially opened by the Samoan Minister for Education, Science, Culture and Sports Honourable Magele Mauiliu Magele, who is also a member of USP Council.
The Side Event, which has a thematic focus on culture and development in SIDS, was organised by the Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) at USP in close cooperation wit... More »
USP committed to Marine Research in the Region - 3 Sep 2014 02:47:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific remains committed to maintaining a leading role in marine research activities in the region, said USP’s Vice-President Administration Dr Dilawar Grewal.
He made the comments on behalf of USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF), a Side Event at the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa on 3 September, 2014.
Dr Grewal said recent examples of this are the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) conference on green growth... More »
PM places hope on S.A.M.O.A Pathway - 3 Sep 2014 11:00:21 am
Samoa Prime Minister and President of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi is hoping that the Samoa Pathway will be a pathway of concrete commitments from all our partners to lead SIDS to a future where there is hope for the smallest amongst us, so that no one is left behind.
He made the comment during his opening statement at the Plenary Hall on 1 September, 2014.
“The special case of SIDS is a clear recognition by partners of our vulnerabilities and the unique challenges faced by ou... More »
Parallel Event showcases USP to SIDS - 2 Sep 2014 05:35:02 pm
Partnerships are extremely important to strengthen adaptation to climate change and long term sustainability of agriculture in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The comments were made by Associate Professor Mohammed Umar Head of USP’s School of Agriculture and Food Technology in Samoa while officially opening the Parallel Event at USP’s Alafua Campus on 2 September, 2014.
Mr Umar is also the Director of the Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA).
Located at the Alafua Campus, IRETA is one of ... More »
Parallel Event highlights research studies at USP’s SAFT - 2 Sep 2014 05:30:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific hosted a Parallel Event on “Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development and Intensification in Small Island Countries” at USP’s School of Agriculture & Food Technology (SAFT) in Alafua on September 2.
Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Economics Dr Jagdish Bhati’s presentation synthesised five research studies conducted at SAFT in the area of agricultural economics and agribusiness.
As part of his presentation, Dr Bhati highlighted the strategies adapted by Vanuatu farmers to reduce climate change impacts on thei... More »
USP Oceania Dance Theatre group performs at SIDS Side Event - 2 Sep 2014 05:10:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Dance Theatre (ODT) group provided cultural performances at the "Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania – The Pacific Ocean Alliance", a Side Event at the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States on 1 September, 2014, hosted by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).
The Side Event took place on 1 September at the Conference Room 3 at the Faleata Sports Complex.
The Pacific Ocean Alliance, an initiative called for by Pacific leaders in the Framework for a Pa... More »
USP Staff Choreographs Cultural Show at SIDS Opening - 2 Sep 2014 02:24:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Outreach Coordinator for Polynesia at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies (OCACPS) based at Alafua campus, Allan Alo choreographed the cultural ceremony at the opening of the 3rd International Conference on SIDS in Apia, Samoa on 31 August, 2014.
The Cultural Edu-tainment Programme for the SIDS Cultural Opening Ceremony 2014 featured the cultural artistic aspects of Samoa and its achievements.
It represented a wide variety of features that link local and global issues as well as cultural similarities.
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