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

Thursday, February 22, 2024

๐Ÿฆค IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific๐Ÿฆค

 ๐Ÿฆค Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific๐Ÿฆค 

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will implement effective conservation measures to protect and restore the migratory species that enrich its natural and cultural heritage.


Ref Here


CMS. (2020). State of the World’s Migratory Species. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

 By addressing the main threats, such as habitat loss, overexploitation, climate change, and invasive species, the Pacific region could improve the conservation status of its migratory species, such as whales, dolphins, turtles, sharks, seabirds, and bats.๐Ÿฆ‡The Pacific region may also enhance its cooperation and coordination with other countries and regions along the migratory routes to ensure the survival and well-being of these species across their entire range.

Migratory species are vital for the Pacific region, providing ecological, economic, and social benefits.๐Ÿ‹They support the functioning of ecosystems, such as pollination, seed dispersal, and nutrient cycling. ๐ŸŒบThey contribute to the livelihoods and well-being of many Pacific islanders, who depend on them for food, income, and tourism.๐ŸขThey also have cultural and spiritual significance, as they are part of the Pacific’s identity, history, and traditions. However, migratory species face unprecedented challenges, as they are exposed to multiple and cumulative pressures throughout their journeys. Many migratory species are endangered or vulnerable, and their populations are declining. The Pacific region has the opportunity and responsibility to safeguard its migratory species and to share its knowledge and experience with the rest of the world.

#MigratorySpecies #PacificRegion #Conservation #Cooperation #NaturalHeritage

Sunday, February 18, 2024

๐ŸŒ IMSPARK: Sustainable and Inclusive UN Tourism in the Pacific๐ŸŒ

๐ŸŒ Imagine... Sustainable and Inclusive UN Tourism in the Pacific๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific region will follow the UN tourism guidelines to restart tourism in a way that is safe, seamless, and responsible. 



UNWTO. (2020, May 28). UNWTO launches global guidelines to restart tourism. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

By adopting measures such as health and safety protocols, digital transformation, and stakeholder collaboration, the Pacific region will enhance its tourism competitiveness and resilience, while also contributing to the global goals of sustainable development, climate action, and social justice.⚖️Tourism is a vital sector for the Pacific region, as it provides income, employment, and opportunities for many island communities. ๐Ÿ›ซHowever, tourism has also been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted travel, reduced demand, and threatened livelihoods. ๐ŸŒดThe UN tourism guidelines offer a roadmap for the Pacific region to rebuild its tourism industry in a way that is not only profitable, but also sustainable and inclusive. ๐Ÿ—️The guidelines aim to restore confidence among travelers and stakeholders, foster innovation and digitalization, and working toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

#UNTourism,#PacificRegion, #SustainableTourism, #InclusiveTourism,#Resilience,#RICEWEBB,#IMSPARK,

Sunday, February 4, 2024

๐Ÿ›ฐ️IMSPARK: Pacific where space technologies enhance disaster resilience๐Ÿ›ฐ️

 ๐Ÿ›ฐ️Imagine...Pacific where space technologies enhance disaster resilience๐Ÿ›ฐ️

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

Pacific countries and communities have the capacity and access to use space-based information and technologies to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from natural hazards and disasters.


Ref Here


UN-SPIDER. (n.d.). Advisory support.

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

The Pacific region is highly exposed and vulnerable to various natural hazards and disasters, such as cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and floods.๐Ÿ›ก️Disasters have devastating impacts on lives, livelihoods, infrastructure, and ecosystems. ๐ŸŒ‹UN-SPIDER’s advisory support aims to bridge the gap between disaster management and space communities and enable the effective use of space-based information and technologies for disaster risk management and emergency response. ๐ŸŒŠ By providing technical advisory missions, emergency support, recommended practices, and training activities, UN-SPIDER helps Pacific countries and communities harness the potential of space technologies to enhance their disaster resilience.

#IMSPARK, #UNSPIDER, #SpaceTechnology, #DisasterResilience, #PacificRegion,#RICEWEBB, 


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

๐ŸŒŠIMSPARK: Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific๐ŸŒŠ

๐ŸŒŠImagine… Decreasing Health Disparity with Transparent and Interoperable Health IT Systems in the Pacific๐ŸŒŠ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

A world where health information technology (IT) enables better access, quality, and equity of health care for the diverse and underserved populations in the Pacific region.

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๐Ÿ“š Source: 

HHS Press Office. (2023, December 13). HHS finalizes rule to advance health IT interoperability and algorithm transparency.

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized a rule that updates its Health IT Certification Program and its Information Blocking Rule. ๐Ÿ’ปThe rule aims to improve the interoperability and usability of health IT, such as electronic health records, and to enhance the transparency and accountability of AI and other predictive algorithms that are part of certified health IT. The rule establishes new requirements for health IT developers to disclose information about their algorithms, such as their purpose, inputs, outputs, limitations, and potential biases.๐Ÿงฌ The rule also adopts new standards and policies to facilitate the exchange of electronic health information among health care providers, patients, and other stakeholders. The rule supports the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Biden Administration to advance health IT innovation, patient access, and health equity. ๐Ÿ™ŒThe rule could also benefit the Pacific region, where health disparities are prevalent and health IT adoption is lagging. By promoting more transparent and interoperable health IT systems, the rule could help improve the delivery and coordination of health care services, enhance the quality and safety of care, and empower patients and communities to manage their health and well-being.

#Interoperability, #HHS, #Algorithm,#HealthEquity,#TelehealthAccess,#HHS,#PacificRegion, #IT,#IMSPARK,

Friday, October 20, 2023

๐Ÿง’๐ŸฝIMSPARK: Ensuring Behavioral Health for Pacific Youth๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ


๐Ÿง’๐ŸฝImagine…Ensuring Behavioral Health for Pacific Youth๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Picture a Pacific region where every child, regardless of income, enjoys good mental health and emotional well-being.

๐Ÿ“š Source:

Henderson, J. (2023, October 16). Behavioral Health Concerns Common for Low-Income Kids. MedPage Today.

๐Ÿ”— Link:

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๐Ÿ’ฅ What's the Big Deal:

Many Pacific children from low-income backgrounds face early emotional and behavioral health challenges. ๐ŸŒบThe findings emphasize the urgency of investing in ๐Ÿ’ช prevention and support for our youth. In the Pacific, a significant portion of underprivileged children struggle with emotional and behavioral health concerns from an early age. ✨This discovery underscores the critical need to prioritize prevention and comprehensive support systems for our region's youth. ๐ŸŒผ It's about ensuring that every child, regardless of their economic circumstances, has the opportunity to grow up mentally resilient and emotionally well-equipped.



Tuesday, September 19, 2023

๐Ÿ’ฐIMATRIX: Funding Opportunities๐Ÿ’ฐ


๐Ÿ’ฐIMATRIX: Funding Opportunities๐Ÿ’ฐ

 Ref: NSIN - October/September



Submission Deadline


Funding Available for Multiple Technologies

Innovators with technologies to address hybrid-electric power plant development; manufacturing capabilities in low earth orbit; the creation of an application for wildfire and water management informed by NASA data; orbital debris remediation and tracking; and mining and mineral processing may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1 million in SBIR/STTR funding over three phases from NASA.

Sept. 21, 2023

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Funding Available for Prototype Payloads Capture and Recovery Systems

Innovators with the ability to develop and demonstrate a prototype system to capture and recover exploitable payloads from slow-moving, high-altitude aerial systems may submit their solutions to DARPA for the opportunity to receive funding.

Sept. 21, 2023

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Funding Available for Robotic Technology Kernel Solutions (NEW)

Innovators with the ability to develop techniques and tools to securely run the Robotic Technology Kernel (RTK) software library on a high-assurance separation kernel may submit their solutions to the Army for the opportunity to receive funding.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Mixed Reality Display Panels (NEW)

Innovators with low cost, high resolution medium format displays for mixed reality headsets may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1.9 million in funding from the Army.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Low-Cost Laser Sensors (NEW)

Small businesses with low-cost short-wave infrared (SWIR) laser sensors that could enable broader use of SWIR sensors in combat vehicles may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive up to $1.9 million in funding from the Army.

Sept. 26, 2023

US Army

Funding Available for Digital Solutions to European Military Transport

Innovators from industry and academia may submit digital tools that would enable informed, coordinated military movement planning and execution may submit their solutions to NATO for the chance to win part of an $8,500 prize purse.

Oct. 5, 2023


Funding Available for Multilateral Autonomy Solutions

Innovators with the ability to improve artificial intelligence (AI)-based detection and classification of objects in still images and video, identify risk factors and improve facility location analysis, or leverage inputs from multiple types of sensors to create common operating picture of an environment may submit their solutions to win part of a $50,000 prize pool from the Palmetto Tech Bridge.

Oct. 31, 2023

NavalX Palmetto Tech Bridge

Funding Available for Multiple Technologies (Pre-Release)

Small businesses with innovations for autonomous systems, machine learning, cyber, cross-domain kill chains (connecting sensors and weapons across air, surface, and undersea domains), surveillance and reconnaissance, and non-traditional defense technologies may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive funding from OUSD(R&E). This topic is in pre-release until it opens on Sept. 6.

Oct. 17, 2023

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD)(R&E)

Funding Available for Nuclear-Related Research

Innovators with technologies supporting nuclear re-entry environments, materials characterization, explosion monitoring, and delivery devices may submit white papers for the opportunity to receive funding from AFRL.

Oct. 30, 2023

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Funding Available for Multiple Technologies (NEW)

Innovators with technologies to support global navigation satellite system (GNSS) based tracking on previously unsupported frequencies or with compact systems to lift, load, and transport fully loaded pallets and containers may submit their solutions for the opportunity to receive funding from SOFWERX. Submissions open on Sept. 6 and close on Oct. 5. There will be an informational webinar on Sept. 7 (register by Sept. 6).

Oct. 5, 2023


Tuesday, September 12, 2023

๐ŸŽ“ IMSPARK: Pacific Island Educators Empowered with Innovative Education Program ๐ŸŽ“


๐ŸŽ“ IMAGINE - Pacific Island Educators Empowered with Innovative Education Program ๐ŸŽ“

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Envision a future where Pacific Island nations are transformed into hubs of educational excellence. The University of Hawaii's PACMED program empowers educators through a place-based, culturally responsive curriculum, fostering a network of agents of change committed to advancing education, culture, and sustainability.

๐Ÿ“š Source:

Dower, L. (2023, August 28). Pacific island students earn master’s degrees through UH’s PACMED program. University of Hawaii.

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๐Ÿ’ฅ What's the Big Deal:

๐ŸŽ“ Picture Pacific Island educators achieving master's degrees in education through PACMED. This program equips them with STEAM-focused skills, enhancing the quality of education across the region.๐Ÿซ Imagine a curriculum rooted in native languages, cultures, and traditions. PACMED ensures that educators understand local contexts, fostering meaningful connections between students and their heritage.๐ŸŒ The program's ripple effect extends beyond classrooms. Graduates become catalysts for positive change, addressing regional challenges like health issues, climate change, and sovereignty.๐Ÿค Envision a supportive network of educators, coordinators, and past cohorts. PACMED nurtures collaboration, enabling students to learn from each other and inspire progress. ๐ŸŒฑ These educators will address sustainability challenges, such as climate change and sea level rise. PACMED nurtures a new generation that's equipped to tackle pressing issues in each of their Pacific Island communities.

#EducationForAll,#GeographicalAccess,#PacificRegion, #PACMED,#IMSPARK,#Educators

Thursday, August 3, 2023

๐Ÿ’ผIMSPARK: Imagine... Increased Access to Work ๐Ÿ’ผ

 ๐Ÿ’ผIMSPARK: Imagine... Increased Access to Work ๐Ÿ’ผ

Imagined Endstate:

๐Ÿ’กImagine a future where remote work enables professionals from geographically separated Pacific Islands to access employment opportunities and work from anywhere, bridging the distance between these islands and the mainland.


The Future of the Office Survey ๐Ÿ”—


U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (2023). The Future of the Office Survey. ๐Ÿ“š

What's the Big Deal:

๐Ÿ’ฅThe rise of remote work presents a transformative opportunity for professionals in geographically separated Pacific Islands. With increased access to employment opportunities and the ability to work from anywhere, individuals living on these islands can bridge the geographical divide and tap into a broader job market. As highlighted by the survey, the future of office spaces emphasizes flexibility and adaptability, enabling professionals to thrive regardless of their physical location. By embracing remote work and leveraging technological advancements, we can empower individuals in Pacific Islands to overcome geographical barriers, foster economic growth, and create more inclusive work environments. ๐Ÿš€ This shift towards increased access to work holds the potential to transform lives, bridge gaps, and promote equal opportunities for professionals in geographically isolated regions. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ผ

#RemoteWork #GeographicalAccess #InclusiveEmployment #EconomicGrowth #EqualOpportunities

Sunday, July 30, 2023

๐ŸŒIMSPARK: Imagine... A Pacific empowered by international collaborations ๐ŸŒ


๐ŸŒImagine... A Pacific empowered by international collaborations ๐ŸŒ

Imagined Endstate:

๐ŸคImagine... A Pacific where collaborative international partnerships empower peace, security, and autonomy for all nations. A region that embraces its cultural heritage, addresses climate change, and prepares resiliently for natural disasters. ๐Ÿ️


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117th Congress 1st Session. (2021, May 4). H.R.2967 - Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act. ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ’ฅWhat's the Big Deal:

The 117th Congress introduces H.R. 2967, the 'Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act,' outlining a comprehensive United States policy for the Pacific Islands. Emphasizing peace, security, and prosperity while respecting sovereignty, the Act addresses climate change, enhances trade, supports education and healthcare, and fosters democratic governance. ๐Ÿ️ It reaffirms the US commitment to extending and renewing Compacts of Free Association with partner nations and collaborating with regional allies to pursue common goals.






Friday, June 30, 2023

๐ŸŒŸ IMSPARK: Introducing the Imagine Pacific Envision Analysis (IMEA) ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒ Imagine… well thought and developed perspectives ๐ŸŒ

  1. Imagined Endstate: The best anesthetic is light๐Ÿ’ก. The Imagine Pacific Envision Analysis (IMEA) aims to explore and investigate issues impacting the Pacific Region. The IMEA empowers users by providing them with source information and data to form their own perspectives. Building upon the IMSPARK, IMEAs will be crafted to address substantive issues impacting the Pacific.
  2. Link to URL: ๐Ÿ”—
  3. Source: (2023, June Day). Introducing the Imagine Pacific Unique Posts ๐Ÿ“š
  4. What's the Big Deal: The IMEA is a comprehensive framework that addresses issues through the following components:

๐Ÿ’ญ I. Issue Presentation

๐ŸŒ II. Imagined End-State Explanation

๐Ÿ”Ž III. Consider This: ๐Ÿ’ก Identification of current obstacles and barriers related to the issue 

๐Ÿ“šIV. Research This: Credible source references and data for thorough analysis

๐ŸŒ V. Impact on Pacific: Insightful statements highlighting the potential impact if the issue is addressed or left unattended

๐Ÿ“Š VI. QR Reader Survey: Interactive survey for users to engage and provide feedback on the IMEA issue

๐Ÿ“ข VII. Call to Action: Recommendations for individuals motivated to make a change.

Key Terms:






Friday, June 23, 2023

๐ŸŒŸ Welcome to Imagine Pacific! ๐ŸŒŠ (Video)

 ๐ŸŒŸ Welcome to Imagine Pacific! ๐ŸŒŠ

๐Ÿ”น Join us as we explore and promote #SocialJustice, #DigitalEquity, #GenerationalPoverty, #VeteranAdvocacy, and the use of #TechnologyForChange to empower marginalized communities, with a special focus on the #PacificRegion. ๐ŸŒ

๐ŸŽ™️ Discover insightful posts, engaging podcasts, inspiring interviews, and impactful stories that shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced by people in the Pacific. We'll delve into the unique issues experienced by #PacificIslanders, delve into #DisabilityStudies and advocacy, discuss #WealthMobility and asset development for the poor, and much more. ๐ŸŒบ

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Whether you're a student, teacher, researcher, policy maker, or concerned citizen, you'll find something valuable and inspiring here. Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable society for all. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ”— Stay connected and explore our content:

๐Ÿ”– Don't forget to use these hashtags to join the conversation: #ImaginePacific #InclusionMatters #EquitableSociety #PositiveChange #CommunityAction

๐ŸŒŸ Let's imagine a better Pacific for everyone! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ

#ImaginePacific,#SocialJustice,#DigitalEquity,#GenerationalPoverty, #VeteranAdvocacy, #Technology,#PacificRegion, #PacificIslanders, #DisabilityStudies, #WealthMobility,#Inclusion

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๐Ÿ”ฌ IMSPARK: Unveiling New Climate Insights๐Ÿ”ฌ

๐Ÿ”ฌ Imagine... Unveiling New Climate Insights๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate :  A world enlightened by groundbreaking climate science, guiding target...