The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development programme managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
New Zealand contributes to the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The IDA is one of the largest sources of development finance provides grants and concessional loans to support the world’s poorest countries. more
The Pacific Island Response Fund for HIV/STI (the Response Fund) has been working to reduce the high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Pacific. more
“It’s my last night in Bangui, the beleaguered capital of the Central African Republic and I’m cowering on the tiles of my second floor hotel bathroom. A fire-fight with AK47s has erupted somewhere near my hotel.”This somewhat alarming report is part of the latest blog post from Joshua Herron, a New Zealand Red Cross aid worker whose job it is to assess security all over Africa for the IFRC.
Red Cross Africa
The Pacific Judicial Development Programme (PJDP) promotes the rule of law and strengthens the capacity of courts across the Pacific. In a region characterised by smallness, dispersion, diversity, and economic fragility, the programme provides a resilient and trusted support mechanism.The PJDP commenced in July 2010 and will end in June 2015. It is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and implemented by the Federal Court of...
CJ Patu Sapolu (Samoa); Dr Livingston Armytage (PJDP Team Leader); Mr John Allen (MFAT CEO); and CJ...
New Zealand and Fiji have a history of support and cooperation in times of natural disaster. It was in this spirit that New Zealand Acting Head of Mission in Fiji, Mark Ramsden, spoke as a chief guest at National Disaster Awareness Week, 7-13 October.
Acting HOM Mark Ramsden speaking at the launch of the National Disaster Awareness Week, Fiji 2013
The Vanuatu town of Luganville has clocked up another recycling first, thanks to VSA volunteer Mary O’Reilly.The Luganville Municipality earlier this year started running Vanuatu’s first kerbside cardboard recycling scheme for businesses and the country’s first market composting scheme. It has now started a scheme to recycle used printer toner cartridges, old mobile phones and chargers. It is one of several actions identified in the Sanma...
Gloria Wass, Secretary Sanma Province.