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.
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