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“Don’t call us Victims” – Surviving climate change in the Pacific

On face value, the Carteret Islands are a little piece of paradise in the Pacific. Located 86km north-east of Buka, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the atoll is home to a scattering of five picturesque islands and some of the clearest ocean water I have ever come across.

However, dig a little deeper and spend just a few minutes on any of these five, low-lying islands, and the impact of climate change and rising sea levels is evident to even the untrained eye.

Capacity building of Somaliland Office of the Accountant General’s Staff brings improved capacity and better service delivery to the public

Established in 1993, the Somaliland Office of the Accountant General (OAG) has over 100 employees in its head office in Hargeisa (Somaliland) and eight offices spread across six regions in the country.  Headed by the Accountant General, the office is entrusted with various functions including accounting and entitlement functions of the government, compiling of accounts reports from various government departments,  and prepares finance & appropriation accounts annually.

Government of Zambia Hosts Regional Conference on Protection of Children on the Move

In Southern Africa, the number of children on the move has been on the rise with their needs increasingly becoming manifest. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), most refugee and migrant children in Southern Africa are likely to originate from within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region itself. UNHCR estimates that there are around 20,000 child migrants in South Africa alone, the majority of whom are from Zimbabwe[i].