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Podcast: Conversation with José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor

Posted on 17 February 2023

This month’s podcast episode features a conversation with José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor. Being a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996, the country’s first foreign minister in…
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Role of international NGOs during NZ national emergencies

Posted on 16 February 2023

Our thoughts are with the many communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and the flooding over the last fortnight. With the New Zealand Government declaring a National State of Emergency (only…
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Cholera cases surging in Africa, reports WHO

Posted on 15 February 2023

According to the World Health Organization, there has been a recent spike in cholera cases in Africa. 2023 has already seen 30% more cases reported than all last year, and…
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Urban violence intensifying in Haiti

Posted on 15 February 2023

Increasingly regular and brutal violence is being carried out by non-government groups in Haiti. Murder, kidnappings, torture and sexual assault are being committed by gangs and armed groups in Port…
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Development in Pacific eye health research

Posted on 15 February 2023

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and University of Auckland have collaborated on a research project ‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’ to help target vision impairment and blindness.

“Eye health…
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Concerns over doubling MP fund in Papua New Guinea

Posted on 15 February 2023

Research carried out by the ANU-UPNG Partnership predicts doubling MP funding will have a negative impact on the nation. Prime minister James Marape decided on this raise, with K2.2-2.4 billion…
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China's reduced aid in Pacific

Posted on 15 February 2023

Findings by the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map have revealed China’s engagement with the region has been declining for the past six years. It reached its lowest point during Covid19,…
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International humanitarian response needed for Türkiye-Syria earthquake

Posted on 10 February 2023

NZ aid charities are calling for the public’s help in response to the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake. The severity and fast changing nature of the situation means they require lifesaving supplies –…
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FCG New Zealand: Country Manager

Posted on 09 February 2023

FCG is looking for a Country Manager to lead and develop its international development consulting business in the Pacific and Asia.

BackgroundFCG’s international development consulting business designs and delivers sustainable development…
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Humanitarian response to the Türkiye-Syria earthquake

Posted on 08 February 2023

Türkiye and Syria are experiencing a humanitarian crisis after last week's 7.8 magnitude earthquake which caused widespread destruction and fatalities, impacting 23 million people. It is now reported that the…
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