ESR in the Pacific region
ESR assists the Pacific region with scientific expertise, information and tools to strengthen policy, programmes and practice to achieve healthy, safe and resilient communities.
ESR’s focus in the Pacific is aligned with the New Zealand Aid Programme’s strategic plan and sector priorities, particularly providing scientific support to two of the enablers of sustainable economic development (health, water supply and sanitation) and to the environment cross-cutting issue.
We work in partnership with regional organisations such as The Pacific Community (SPC), the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Pacific governments, not-for-profit organisations, and New Zealand CRIs and universities.
ESR’s Pacific Strategy Healthy Pacific Environments [PDF, 1.1 MB] defines how it wishes to support the Pacific region for the period 2015–2020. It outlines ESR’s strategic focus on priority issues, science areas, country relationships, funding sources and donor relationships, delivery partners, and service types.
Read the inaugural issue of ESR's Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter [PDF, 256 KB]. Topics include:
- Healthy Tonga Environments
- Cook Islands forensic science needs assessment
- Monitoring radiation in the Pacific
- Pacific workshop to develop a Framework for Action for meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Supporting Pacific Children
For more information, contact: Dr Jan Gregor
Read about our activities in the Pacific in our ESR in the Pacific [PDF, 930 KB] publication.
Read about our Healthy Tonga Tourism project
See how ESR's capabilities and experience map to the NZ Aid Programme investment priorities 2015-2019 [PDF, 2 MB].