Showing posts with label #EmpoweringCommunities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #EmpoweringCommunities. Show all posts

Thursday, October 19, 2023

πŸ”„ IMSPARK: Transformative Change in Pacific CommunitiesπŸ”„

πŸ”„ Imagine Transformative Change in Pacific CommunitiesπŸ”„

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where the Pacific community thrives in health and equity, actively engaged in shaping policies and programs that affect them.

πŸ“š Source: 

Everette, T.D., Sathasivam, D., & Siegel, K. (2023, January 2). Transformational Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity.

πŸ”— Link:

 https://www.shvs.org/resource/transformational-community-engagement-to-advance-health-equity

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:  

πŸŒ…This report reveals the transformative power of community engagement, particularly in the context of health and social services systems. It emphasizes the need for inclusivity, power-sharing, and transparency in the community🐟
engagement efforts to bridge the gapπŸ—️between policies and the communities they impact.  πŸŒŠ By following principles of equity and adopting transformational community engagement, we can achieve more equitable and effective programs, fostering trust and addressing systemic issues. This is vital for the well-being of the Pacific community.


#communityengagement,#PacificIslands,#HealthEquity,#EmpoweringCommunities,#IMSPARK,


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

🌱 IMSPARK: Inclusive Financial Data Sharing for the Pacific Islands 🌱

 

 πŸŒ± Imagine Inclusive Financial Data Sharing for the Pacific Islands 🌱



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where the Pacific Islands, including underserved communities, have seamless access to financial services while maintaining control over their data. πŸ›‘️This empowers marginalized Pacific communities to improve their financial well-being.

πŸ“š Source:

Steele, F., Griffin, K., & Shaw, T. (2023, May 10). FAMILY FINANCES: A Call for Financial Inclusion in Data Sharing & Privacy. Aspen Institute.

πŸ”— Link:

 Aspen Institute - A Call for Financial Inclusion in Data Sharing & Privacy

🌟 What's the Big Deal for the Pacific:

πŸŒ… The Pacific Islands face unique financial challenges. To create a truly inclusive financial system in the Pacific, discussions on financial data sharing and privacy are crucial. πŸ› ️In a region where digital financial services can be a lifeline, many Pacific Islanders are excluded. πŸ“ˆ By including marginalized communities and services such as government-issued cards for assistance programs, we can ensure everyone benefits from innovations in financial technology. Smaller financial institutions 🏒 in the Pacific must not be left behind technologically; investments in their systems can level the playing field and foster financial inclusion. The Aspen Institute's driving principles for an inclusive financial system, tailored to the Pacific, could guide these discussions. πŸ’ͺ Financial literacy and inclusion efforts are ongoing, and if effective they can create a more financially literate and inclusive Pacific society.

#financialstability,#WealthEquity,#WealthMobility,#ASPEN,#PacificIslanders,#EmpoweringCommunities,#IMSPARK,

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

🏒 IMSPARK: Empowering Pacific Nations via Carbon Credit Trading 🏒

 

🏒 Imagine Empowering Pacific Nations via Carbon Credit Trading 🏒


                                                                                                                  (Visual Capitalist)

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine Pacific Island nations trading carbon tax credits, bolstered by international agreements and robust domestic policies, πŸ“œ to fund sustainable development and combat climate change.

πŸ“š Source:

Visual Capitalist. (2023, August 7). Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World.

πŸ”— Link:

Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

 

In the envisioned scenario, Pacific nations 🌊 use carbon credit trading to combat climate change πŸ” and boost economic growth and resilience. 🧬 Through international agreements and sound policies, they access the carbon market πŸͺ to fund sustainable projects, protect ecosystems, and secure their citizens' future. πŸ«‚. This table provides a concise overview of these considerations, vital for their sustainable development and climate action. 🌏



Sunday, September 24, 2023

🌟 IMSPARK: Imagine Pacific Information Sparks! 🌟 (VIDEO)

🌟 IMSPARK: Imagine Pacific Information Sparks! 🌟
(VIDEO)


In this episode, we explore an exciting concept - Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED). 🌱 πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:
Envision the Pacific Islands as thriving hubs of economic resilience and sustainability, where vibrant local businesses 🏒, empowered communities πŸ‘₯, and thriving ecosystems 🌿 create a prosperous and resilient Pacific region.

 

Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) is a powerful strategy that harnesses the strengths of Pacific Island communities, encouraging them to develop their unique concepts of sustainability and resilience.

 

Learn more about these transformative initiatives from the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) 🌏 and their partners. Explore how forward-thinking strategies are shaping the future of the Pacific.
πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Discover how PIDF, in collaboration with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) 🌏, is launching the Island Resilience Initiative (IRI) in Pacific Island nations like Palau, Marshall Islands, and Fiji πŸš€.
Two Island Resilience Initiatives (IRIs) have been developed:

IRI 1.0 focuses on strengthening collaborative partnerships for system-level change πŸ’ͺ and initiating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework for local implementation by 2030.

IRI 2.0 launches a new project pipeline to catalyze investments in integrated infrastructure πŸ—️, supporting public-private civic partnerships.
This collective effort aligns with regional development frameworks and international agreements, fostering resilience, sustainability, and economic prosperity in the Pacific.
Join us on this inspiring journey into Community-Based Economic Development and see how every small step towards sustainability and resilience makes a big difference.
Don't forget to like πŸ‘, subscribe πŸ“Ί, and explore more episodes of IMSPARK and other exciting content on our blog at the Imagine Pacific Pulse – Impulse. 🌐

Thursday, September 21, 2023

🌱IMSPARK: Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) 🌱

 

🌱Imagine... Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) 🌱

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine Pacific Island nations 🏝️ fostering resilient and sustainable economies by investing in Community-Based Economic Development (CBED). Picture vibrant local businesses 🏒, empowered communities πŸ‘₯, and thriving ecosystems 🌿, all contributing to a prosperous and resilient Pacific region.

πŸ”— Link :

Learn more about CBED in the Pacific

πŸ“š Source:

Pacific Islands Development Forum. (N.D).

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) collaborates with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) to establish the Island Resilience Initiative (IRI) in Pacific Island nations like Palau, Marshall Islands, and Fiji. 🌟This initiative empowers local public-private civic partnerships to drive the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global agreements.

IRI 1.0 focuses on strengthening collaborative partnerships for system-level change πŸ’ͺ and initiating the SDG framework for local implementation by 2030.

IRI 2.0 launches a project pipeline to catalyze investments in integrated infrastructure, supporting public-private civic partnerships. 🎯 It also establishes a peer-learning network coordinated by the Global Island Partnership and Hawai‘i Green Growth.

Successful stakeholder consultations in 2018 resulted in action plans for SDG implementation, πŸ“† frameworks for coordination, and prioritization of SDGs based on national needs. πŸ’Ό The Initiative aligns with regional development frameworks and international agreements, fostering resilience, sustainability, and economic prosperity in the Pacific.


#GLISPA,#EmpoweringCommunities,#SDG,#EconomicDevelopment,#PacificIslands,#Sustainability,#IMSPARK,#PIDF,#IRI,#CBED,

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

🏒 IMSPARK: Communities Making Banks Accountable for Equitable Lending in the Pacific 🏒

 πŸ’ Imagine... Communities Making Banks Accountable for Equitable Lending in the Pacific πŸ’

πŸ’‘Imagined Endstate:

Picture a Pacific where communities wield the power to ensure fair and accessible lending practices utilizing tools like the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Ratings.

πŸ“šSource:

1.      FDIC (n.d.). Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Ratings Search.

2.      Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, & Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (2022, May). Community Reinvestment Act Proposal Fact Sheet.

πŸ”—Link:

1.     https://crapes.fdic.gov/

2.     https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerscommunities/files/cra-fact-sheet-20220505.pdf

πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

The charge of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is to drive transformative change, empowering underserved communities, often predominantly of color, lacking access to financial services. The CRA requires banks to reinvest in these communities, but its impact is broader through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). These mission-driven entities bridge capital gaps for businesses in low-income regions, offering tailored financial support. πŸŒ CDFIs could serve as beacons of hope in the Pacific, fostering economic viability where traditional banks may be absent. πŸ’Ό This approach narrows economic disparities and empowers communities, driving growth rooted in community-based economic development. The synergy of the CRA and CDFIs envisions a Pacific where enterprises could thrive and at the same time bolster economic stability and social justice with their investment.πŸš€By leveraging the CRA and embracing CDFIs, the Pacific could reshape its economic landscape, creating opportunities, bolstering businesses, and revitalizing communities.

#EquitableLending, #EmpoweringCommunities, #CRA, #CDFI, #CBED,#Economics


Monday, September 4, 2023

πŸŽ“ IMSPARK– INTRODUCING IMATRIX - Building the Capacity of the Pacific πŸŽ“

πŸŽ“ IMAGINE – IMATRIX - Accessible Training Building the Capacity of the Pacific πŸŽ“




 πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Bridging gaps in knowledge, skills, and preparedness in alignment with the mission of Imagine Pacific.

πŸš€ Purpose:

The primary purpose of IMATRIX is to empower communities across the Pacific region by providing where and when accessible and comprehensive training opportunities occur in critical areas that are crucial for their well-being, resilience, and progress.

🎯 Key Objectives:

·        Capacity Building: πŸ—️ IMATRIX strives to build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities in disaster response, digital access, telehealth, and digital equity.

·        Community Resilience: 🌱 By imparting essential skills and knowledge, IMATRIX aims to enhance the resilience of Pacific communities, enabling them to better cope with disasters and crises.

·        Empowerment: πŸ’ͺ IMATRIX empowers individuals to actively participate in the digital world, access quality healthcare, and contribute to their own and their community's development.

·        Inclusivity: 🌍 IMATRIX is committed to inclusivity, ensuring that training programs are accessible to diverse groups, including marginalized and remote populations.

·        Sustainability: 🌿 IMATRIX focuses on sustainable solutions that create a lasting positive impact on Pacific communities, fostering self-reliance and growth.

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

IMATRIX collaborates with a network of organizations, including the University of Hawaii, Department of Health, FEMA, and other governmental and non-governmental entities, to achieve its vision of a Pacific region where communities are well-prepared, digitally connected, and equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the face of challenges and opportunities in the modern world. 🀝

#capacitybuilding,#CommunityResilience,#EmpoweringCommunities,#Sustainability,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK,#SocialCapital, 


πŸŽ“ IMATRIX:Community Resilience - September πŸŽ“

 πŸŽ“ IMATRIX - Upcoming September Community Resilience  Training πŸŽ“



Location

AGENCY

TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

DATE

TRAINING LINK:

 Webinar

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Risks and Rewards of Generative AI in Cities Webinar, Sept 4

Explore the impact of generative AI on disaster prediction and management in Pacific cities. This webinar discusses how AI technologies can help anticipate and respond to crises like cyclones, volcanic eruptions, or flooding in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 4, 2023.

4-Sep-23

https://www.itu.int/cities/standards4dt/ep30/

 Webinar

European Emergency Number Association (EENA)

Social Media and Public Safety: New Challenges and Opportunities Webinar, Sept 4

Learn about the crucial role of social media in disaster response across the Pacific. This webinar delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by social platforms during emergencies such as forest fires, droughts, or tropical storms in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 4, 2023.

4-Sep-23

https://eena.org/blog/webinars/social-media-and-public-safety-new-challenges-and-opportunities/

 Webinar

Eventbrite

Future of Global Health Initiatives Webinar, Sept 5

This webinar explores the future of global health initiatives, potentially impacting healthcare strategies and disaster preparedness in the Pacific region.

5-Sep-23

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-global-health-initiatives-webinars-tickets-687137365357?aff=erelpanelorg

 Webinar

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Climate Resilience of Millets Webinar, Sept 5

Discover strategies to enhance climate resilience in Pacific regions by focusing on the cultivation of millets. This webinar explores the role of millets in adapting to climate change and ensuring food security. Date: Sept 5, 2023.

5-Sep-23

https://www.fao.org/millets-2023/events/detail/third-webinar-of-the-iym-global-webinar-series/en?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoknowledge

 Webinar

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Conducting Relevant Employee Performance Reviews Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar focuses on the importance of conducting relevant employee performance reviews, which can be crucial in emergency response and public safety in the Pacific region.

6-Sep-23

https://www.bigmarker.com/FireChiefs/Conducting-Relevant-Employee-Performance-Reviews?fbclid=IwAR1RclVS43HCJdh1-l0kFhmGqVvJE_y5QtDtfUmIZjQBiD7ZKGCXyqMgyZw

 Webinar

Combat Antisemitism Movement

Video Games as Tools for Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Prevention Webinar, Sept 6

Explore the role of video games as educational tools for Holocaust awareness and antisemitism prevention in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://events.combatantisemitism.org/gamingwebinar

 Webinar

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

Beyond Remembering: An Atrocity Prevention Toolkit for Memory Spaces Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar provides insights into the prevention of atrocities and the preservation of memory spaces, topics relevant to the Pacific region's history and conflicts. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YNxjHaxVTBynRsm-Qqd9sQ?fbclid=IwAR1akhrIiBBB8WQOOtd1-0ahDUciS2MA3JrZV6E-nC88w92PE1U_UmyLCWQ#/registration

 Webinar

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

LESSONS LEARNT FROM PAST DISASTERS TO PROTECT OUR HISTORIC BUILDINGS FROM FIRE Webinar, Sept 6

Discover lessons from past disasters in the Pacific to safeguard historic buildings from fire hazards. This webinar provides insights into preserving cultural heritage during crises. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.cip.org.pe/lessons-learnt-from-past-disasters-to-protect-our-historic-buildings-from-fire/

 Webinar

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Provider Ready Workshop: Preparedness for Older Adult Service Providers Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar addresses preparedness for older adult service providers, a significant aspect of disaster response and care in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://femacqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/148225860/event_registration.html?connect-session=breezbreez8h6h26uarytob8gv&sco-id=280246202&charset=utf-8

 Webinar

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Introduction to the Scorecard Action Guide: Prioritization of DRR Actions Webinar, Sept 6

This webinar introduces the Scorecard Action Guide for prioritizing disaster risk reduction actions, which is relevant for improving resilience in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.undrr.org/event/MCR2030-ARISE-ActionGuide

 Webcast

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Cooling Tensions: Environmental Cooperation in the Gulf Webcast, Sept 6

This webcast explores environmental cooperation in the Gulf region, which can have implications for environmental security and stability in the Pacific. Date: Sept 6, 2023.

6-Sep-23

https://www.csis.org/events/cooling-tensions-environmental-cooperation-gulf

 Webinar

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in Exercise Guide Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar focuses on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in disaster response exercises, which are essential aspects of disaster preparedness in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://femacqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=278124140&campaign-id=null

 Webinar

World Heritage USA International Exchange Program

World Heritage USA International Exchange Intern Presentations Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar showcases international exchange intern presentations, which may include topics relevant to heritage preservation and conservation in the Pacific. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://mailchi.mp/worldheritageusa/join-us-international-exchange-program-iep-2023-presentations?fbclid=IwAR0e7tz2WD1flQdYdeRGqmkFamoIBu_i_SI45xlD9aZsCtcHX1EiI93Jpy4

 Webinar

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Preparedness Month - Disability and Access and Functional Needs Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar addresses disability and access needs in disaster preparedness, which is essential for ensuring inclusivity and preparedness in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://naccho.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9JoT_yk3TbOpceyRTZYBjA#/registration

 Webinar

NetHope

Leveraging Automation Bots to Expedite Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine Webinar, Sept 7

This webinar explores the use of automation bots for expediting humanitarian relief efforts, which can be relevant for disaster response in the Pacific region. Date: Sept 7, 2023.

7-Sep-23

https://nethope.org/webinars/leveraging-automation-bots-to-expedite-humanitarian-relief-in-ukraine/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=Mzc3MjIzMLIwNDYxAwA&sseid=MzI1B0IjQ0sTAA&jobid=ebc73704-c7ab-49b7-b0dd-dd12ef91638a

🦀 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀

 πŸ¦€ Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀  πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...