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Our new Community of Practice on eradicating poverty and reducing inequalities (SDG 1 and SDG 10) is now open, feel free to join us here new COP.  We have hosted our first two online discussion questions, one for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and another on how communities are coping with the impact of COVID-19 on local economies.

The summaries of these discussions are available on the site.

As tourism is so vital to vibrant economies in Pacific SIDS, the COP, in August will host a series of one-hour webinars to showcase innovative approaches for a cautious but safe re-opening of tourism with the ongoing pandemic.

Solutions from Cook Islands, Palau, Fiji, and New Zealand will be shared. In addition, we will hear from a few Caribbean SIDS, which face similar challenges on the other side of the world: Bahamas, Belize, and Cuba.

Some of the approaches to be featured will include single-country tourist sourcing, opening limited to remote and isolated locations, COVID-safe protocols, “Gold Star” hotel certification, smartphone apps to manage and screen incoming tourists, and vaccine tourism.

More details are to be available soon!


Solevaka online Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities