Energy underpins the full spectrum of socio-economic development. New Zealand sees access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy as essential for sustainable economic development in the Pacific.
Many past and current Pacific leaders studied in New Zealand and went on to make their mark in the region and the world. The New Zealand Aid Programme scholarships scheme gives the next generation of Pacific leaders even more opportunities to follow in their footsteps.
An innovative wastewater treatment project in Fiji is improving health, protecting the environment, and delivering income opportunities. It demonstrates the success of partnering specialist skills with active community participation.
New Zealand is working in partnership with other donors to address the urgent needs of urban communities in Kiribati, where a combination of social and environmental challenges have made increasingly extreme demands on the existing infrastructure.
The Rainwater Harvesting Project aims to provide better access to safe drinking water through the installation of rainwater capture and storage systems on large public buildings.