ESR in the Pacific region

ESR is well-placed to assist 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 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.

Key contact: Dr Jan Gregor  

Read our Pacific Strategy Healthy Pacific Environments [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Read about our activities in the Pacific ESR in the Pacific [PDF, 930 KB]

Read about our Healthy Tonga Tourism project