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Launch of Microsoft Initiative at USP - 22 Jul 2016 03:00:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS) launched the ‘Microsoft’s Student Accelerator Programme’ on 21 July 2016.
The Programme will facilitate various on-campus events for students like certifications, application development workshops, coding competitions, online courses and webinars (web seminars).
The programme is aimed at empowering students with additional skills that the industry expects from graduates and to give them the edge to compete among job seekers.
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USP weaving workshop, a success - 22 Jul 2016 02:38:29 pm
A week-long weaving workshop from 4 to 8 July at The University of the South Pacific (USP) proved successful with participants from a wide cross-section of the community.
In collaboration with Macquarie University, the Fiji Museum and Fiji Arts Council, the workshop is part of a larger research project on weaving in Fiji that has been approved by the Fiji’s i-Taukei Affairs Ministry.
Visual Arts Coordinator at USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS), Johanna Beasely said the aim of the workshop is to share, and gather information ... More »
Palau to host 13th Public Service Commissioners’ Conference - 22 Jul 2016 02:09:14 pm
Palau will host the 13th Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference (PPSCC) from 2 to 4 August 2016.
According to a statement from the Palau Ministry of Finance, the annual conference is organised by the ministry’s Bureau of Public Service System in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Island Centre for Public Administration (PICPA).
As the host country, Palau will manage the in-country logistical arrangements for the Conference and ensure that resources and arrangements required for an efficient and effective ... More »
Enhancing ICT in the Pacific – Ms Emma Veve - 22 Jul 2016 02:02:36 pm
The high cost of internet services in the Pacific is hindering opportunities such as communication, access to education, government services, and business prospects.
This was the message by the Director of Urban, Social Development and Public Management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Ms Emma Veve at the 2016 Pacific Update Conference at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 19 July 2016.
As part of her presentation on ‘Enhancing ICT in the Pacific: Becoming connected’, Ms Veve talked about how to help Pacific people operat... More »
PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 22 Jul 2016 09:11:35 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 22 July 2016.
Its main purpose was to inform PICs Diplomats... More »
Pacific Update Conference ends on a high note - 20 Jul 2016 03:04:44 pm
Ensuring inclusive, sustainable growth to improve the economic and social resilience of our countries is one of the most critical development challenges for the Pacific region, said Acting Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Andie Fong Toy.
Ms Fong Toy made the remarks while officially closing the Pacific Update conference 2016 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus on 19 July, 2016.
She noted that the conference theme, ‘Inclusive Growth for Enhanced Resilience’ is timely.
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ICTs important for Pacific – Professor Rajesh Chandra - 20 Jul 2016 02:22:39 pm
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are more important for the Pacific Islands than for the others given that the Pacific Islands are scattered over larger areas and have very small economies that need to play to the larger demand at the world stage, said Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Professor Rajesh Chandra during the 2016 Pacific Update Conference on 19 July 2016.
Professor Chandra presented on the ‘Role of ICT in Development’ as part of a panel discussion on ICT at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre.
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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.
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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 »