1990-2000: Program Highlights

1999-2000: Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Science (South Pacific & Canadian Communities)

With support from CIDA, the United Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan.

A program promoting knowledge sharing between Pacific indigenous communities in the areas of traditional medicines/healing, and in protecting cultural knowledge.

1998 - 2003: WANIMATE: Women's Traditional Medicine Network (Fijian and Canadian Communities)

In partnership with the Women's Association for Natural Medicinal Therapy. With support from the United Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. 

Book published to foster members' skills in preserving and using traditional medicines and increasing women's leadership in local health and environmental spheres.

1998 - 1999: Emergency Relief to Papua New Guinea Tsunami Victims

1998 - 2001: EcoWoman Project: Developing Women's Leadership in Environmental Management (South Pacific Communities)

In partnership with the South Pacific Action Committee for Human Ecology and Environment. With support from CIDA.

A feminist and urban-rural collaboration to protect the environment. The program involved participatory rural appraisal manuals, removal of water hazards and creation of a database for women with science and environmental expertise.

1997- 2004: CSPOD marine resource project 

The Canada-South Pacific Ocean Development (CSPOD) Programme was the largest Canadian development initiative in the Pacific Islands. A 14-year $28-million CIDA project which started in 1988, CSPOD increased the capacity of selected regional institutions to manage and protect South Pacific marine resources. CSPOD-I1 started in 1997, as did SPPF’s role. Partners were the Forum Secretariat, the Forum Fisheries Agency, the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the University of the South Pacific. SPPF/PPP has a lead role in CSPOD’s networking and awareness program

1997-2001: Fiji women’s leadership in environmental management 

The Ecowoman project grew from the determination of Pacific women to promote sound eco-friendly science at the grassroots level. Project leadership came from the South Pacific Action Committee for Human Ecology & Environment (SPACHEE), a collective of women in science and technology, representing traditional methods and modern approaches. By working together, they are determined to have urban-rural collaboration that improved their lives and protects their environment. CIDA contributed $100,000 and the SPACHEE-PPP partnership provided $60,000 in cash and in-kind contributions. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) manuals and audio-visual training materials were developed. Project communities sought help to get rid of water hyacinth and watercress choking local rivers, bogging boats, becoming safety hazards for swimming children and reducing their edible mussel harvest. Pilot projects explored weaving hyacinth into crafts, feeding it to livestock, and marketing it as a vegetable. The CIDA-PPP project also funded a series of Ecowoman newsletters and the development work on a database of women with science and environment expertise.

1997-1998: Pacific Voice at APEC (Canada)

With support from the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development.

Participation in APEC parallel conference produced a briefing paper on needs and realities for Canadian and South Pacific indigenous communities.

1996-1998: Vanuatu Society for Disabled Persons: Helping People with Disabilities (Vanuatu)

In partnership with CUSO. With sponsorship from CIDA. 

This program involved extensive service training, training material development and promotion of community based services to foster inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce and community.

1994-1995: Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (South Pacific)

Promoting anti-nuclear and sovereignty initiatives.

1994-1995: PNG Integral Human Development Trust (Papua New Guinea)

Promoting self-sufficiency among local literacy groups.