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Pacific consultancy

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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. You can also read ESR's capabilities [PDF, 2 MB] mapped to the New Zealand aid programme investment priorities. 

Read about our activities in the Pacific in our ESR in the Pacific [PDF, 930 KB] publication and our Healthy Tonga Tourism project. For more information, contact: Dr Jan Gregor

Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter

Read the latest edition of ESR's Healthy Pacific Environments newsletter [PDF, 7.1 MB]. Topics include:

- Climate change and health action planning

- Solomon Islands better learning environment

- Healthy Tonga Environments – Update on Environmental Health Inspector’s Operations Manual

- Coral sand research

- Radiation safety and security in the Pacific

Previous edition:

Healthy Pacific Environments - August 2017 [PDF, 256 KB]


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