Entries by Benjamin Blackshaw

Vanuatu Dialogue Communique

We, the participants of the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue on Digital Marketplace and Online services, met on 15 – 16 July 2019 in Port Vila, Vanuatu at the invitation of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Agroforestry to improve food security in Vanuatu

When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in 2015, sweeping away gardens, trees and houses, a network of local organisations set about ending food insecurity in some of the country’s worst affected communities. The implementation of agroforestry plots, plant tissue grafting and the introduction of carrots and broccoli are being hailed as important steps to end food insecurity in the islands. 

Pacific Women Entrepreneurs Dialogue Communiqué

We, the participants of the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue on Pacific Women Entrepreneurs – Technology Influencers, met on 16-19 June 2019 in Brisbane, Australia at the invitation of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP), with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).