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

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Imagine Pacific Presentation (IMPRES) ๐ŸŒ Global Leadership in the Pacific Islands: Voyage in Cultural Context๐ŸŒ

 Imagine Pacific Presentation (IMPRES)
๐ŸŒ Global Leadership in the Pacific Islands: Voyage in Cultural Context๐ŸŒ  


Introduction:

Welcome to our discussion on Global Leadership in Pacific Islands. Today, we'll explore how leadership manifests in diverse contexts, particularly in the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the Pacific Islands. ๐ŸŒŠ

 Global Leadership:

Pacific Islands present a distinct context for leadership. Despite the lack of literature on global leadership in this region, universal issues, such as poverty dynamics and community-driven solutions, underscore the need for a nuanced understanding of leadership in Pacific settings. ๐Ÿ“š
Our research aims to fill the gap in literature regarding global leadership in Pacific Islands. By addressing universal issues and advocating for inclusivity, we seek to elevate the region's presence in global leadership discussions. ๐ŸŒ

 Inclusion:

Inclusion of Pacific Islands in global leadership discussions is crucial. Our research advocates for transformative changes, emphasizing mindset shifts and transdisciplinary approaches to address systemic inequalities and promote inclusivity. ๐ŸŒ
Global challenges like climate migration and technological disparities impact Pacific Islands significantly. Proactive measures, resilience, and adherence to global agreements are essential for addressing these challenges effectively. ๐ŸŒฑ

 Recommendations

Our recommendations aim to guide policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders in navigating the unique challenges faced by Pacific Island nations. Embracing cultural practices, traditional knowledge, and community collaboration is key to transformative leadership. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

 

#GlobalLeadership, #PacificIslands, #Leadership, #TransformativeLeadership, #InclusiveLeadership, #Sustainability, #CommunityDriven, #ClimateAction,# CulturalHeritage, #Innovation, #IMPRES, 


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

๐Ÿ˜️ IMSPARK: Smart and Sustainable Zoning๐Ÿ˜️

 ๐Ÿ˜️ Imagine... Smart and Sustainable Zoning๐Ÿ˜️

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

Communities will adopt and implement the National Zoning Atlas. This collaborative project aims to digitize, demystify, and democratize information about zoning codes across the U.S. 

๐Ÿ”—Link:

Ref Here

๐Ÿ“šSource: 

National Zoning Atlas. (2024). About the National Zoning Atlas. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

Using the online, interactive map of the National Zoning Atlas, the Pacific region will be able to compare and analyze the zoning regulations of different jurisdictions and identify the best practices and opportunities for improvement. ๐ŸงฑCommunities will also use the National Zoning Atlas to promote intelligent and sustainable zoning, which supports the goals of housing affordability, economic development, environmental protection, and social equity. 

Zoning is a powerful and influential factor that shapes the physical, social, and economic landscape.  ๐ŸŒŠZoning determines what can be built, where, and how, and it significantly impacts the availability and quality of housing, transportation, infrastructure, and public services in a given area.๐Ÿš— However, the complexity and lack of transparency of zoning regulations can make it difficult for the public to understand and navigate the system, as it varies widely among thousands of local governments.  ๐ŸŒณThe National Zoning Atlas is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to unlock the black box of zoning and make it more transparent, consistent, and accessible. Communities can benefit from using the National Zoning Atlas, as it can help people understand the impacts and implications of zoning and enable them to make informed and confident decisions about land use planning and policy.


#NationalZoningAtlas, #Zoning, #LandUse,#Sustainability,#WealthEquity,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

๐ŸŸ IMSPARK: A Pacific Future with Sustainable and Profitable Fish Farming๐ŸŸ


๐ŸŸ Imagine… A Pacific Future with Sustainable and Profitable Fish Farming๐ŸŸ


๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

The Pacific region has successfully developed and expanded its aquaculture industry, which produces high-quality and environmentally friendly fish and seafood for local and global markets. The region has fostered a culture of innovation, collaboration, and stewardship, where fish farmers, researchers, regulators, and consumers work together to ensure the sustainability and profitability of fish farming.

๐Ÿ”—Link:

๐Ÿ“šSource: 

Griswold, A. (2024). Hawaii lawmakers want to make fish farming a bigger industry, but how? Honolulu Civil Beat. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

The article by Griswold (2024) reveals that Hawaii lawmakers are considering several bills to promote and regulate the aquaculture industry in the state, which has the potential to create jobs, boost the economy, and enhance food security. ๐ŸŒŠThe article also highlights the challenges and controversies that surround fish farming, such as environmental impacts, animal welfare, consumer preferences, and competition with wild fisheries.

Fish farming is a key opportunity for the Pacific region, as it can provide a reliable and nutritious source of protein for its growing population, especially in the face of climate change, overfishing, and marine pollution. ⛴️By adopting best practices and technologies, the Pacific region can produce sustainable and profitable fish and seafood that meet the standards and demands of local and global markets.  ๐Ÿ’ฐFish farming can also support the region’s conservation, resilience, and well-being, and contribute to its blue economy.


#FishFarming, #PacificFuture, #Aquaculture, #Sustainability, #Profitability,#IMSPARK, 



Tuesday, January 16, 2024

๐ŸŒŸ IMSPARK: Sustainable Future for the Pacific๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒŸ Imagine... Sustainable Future for the Pacific๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

A future where the Pacific region is a global leader in sustainable development, with thriving economies, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities.

๐Ÿ“šSource: 

World Economic Forum. (2024). The Global Cooperation Barometer 2024. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

The Pacific region is home to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities and ecosystems. ๐ŸŒŠClimate change, overfishing, and pollution are just a few of the challenges that threaten the region’s future. However, the Pacific also has enormous potential for sustainable development. ๐ŸŒดBy investing in renewable energy, ๐ŸŒžsustainable tourism, and ecosystem restoration, the region can create new economic opportunities while preserving its natural heritage. ๐Ÿ This IMSPARK calls on Pacific leaders to work together to build a sustainable future for the region, one that benefits both people and the planet.


#GlobalLeadership,#Pacific, #WorldEconomicForum,#ClimateChange,#Sustainability,#IMSPARK, 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

๐Ÿ‘IMSPARK: A bold vision for 2040 with the "S-Curve."๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ‘Imagine... a bold vision for 2040 with the "S-Curve."๐Ÿ‘




๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

Countries become global leaders in innovation and sustainability, with a diverse and dynamic economy that leverages its strengths in technology, culture, and human capital.

๐Ÿ”— Link:

๐Ÿ“š Source: 

Hwang, J., et. al. (2023). South Korea’s bold vision for 2040: A top-seven economy with $70,000 GDP per capita. McKinsey & Company. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

A country like South Korea faces a stagnating economy, an aging population, and a lack of new growth engines๐Ÿš€. To overcome these challenges, it needs to restructure, shift, and cultivate its industries, markets, and talent. By adopting eight bold actions, such as shifting to high value-added businesses, cultivating a foundation for innovation, ๐ŸŒฑand developing new global champion industries, they could achieve a 4 percent annual growth rate and become a top-seven economy by 2040. ๐ŸŒInspiring other countries to pursue a similar vision of economic transformation and social progress. 

#SCurve #Economy #Innovation #Sustainability #Vision2040

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

๐ŸŒŠIMSPARK: Harnessing Carbon Tax for Oceanic Resilience๐ŸŒŠ

๐ŸŒŠImagine... Harnessing Carbon Tax for Oceanic Resilience๐ŸŒŠ


๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:  

A future where the Pacific Island nations, vulnerable to climate change, thrive through a global carbon tax system that not only reduces emissions but channels revenues to fortify ecosystems, ensuring sustainable economies and safeguarding against climate impacts.

๐Ÿ“š Source:  

Holland, E. (2017, July 19). How a Carbon Tax Can Build Blue Economies in Pacific Island Nations. Oceans Deeply.

๐Ÿ”— Link: 

Pacific Blue CarbonTaxStrategy

๐Ÿ’ฅ What's the Big Deal: 

Climate scientist Elisabeth Holland advocates for a global carbon tax to combat climate change impacts on Pacific Island nations.๐Ÿ️ Beyond emission reduction, she proposes redirecting tax revenues to fortify coastal ecosystems, fostering sustainable blue economies. ๐Ÿ’™The article emphasizes that collective global action,๐ŸŒ akin to traditional talanoa decision-making, can chart a course to a sustainable planet where diverse cultures flourish.  


#ClimateAction,#PacificIslands,#CarbonTax,#Sustainability,#ClimateChange,#talanoa,#IMSPARK, 

Sunday, September 24, 2023

๐ŸŒŸ IMSPARK: Imagine Pacific Information Sparks! ๐ŸŒŸ (VIDEO)

๐ŸŒŸ IMSPARK: Imagine Pacific Information Sparks! ๐ŸŒŸ
(VIDEO)


In this episode, we explore an exciting concept - Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED). ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:
Envision the Pacific Islands as thriving hubs of economic resilience and sustainability, where vibrant local businesses ๐Ÿข, empowered communities ๐Ÿ‘ฅ, and thriving ecosystems ๐ŸŒฟ 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) ๐ŸŒ and their partners. Explore how forward-thinking strategies are shaping the future of the Pacific.
๐Ÿ’ฅ What's the Big Deal:

Discover how PIDF, in collaboration with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) ๐ŸŒ, is launching the Island Resilience Initiative (IRI) in Pacific Island nations like Palau, Marshall Islands, and Fiji ๐Ÿš€.
Two Island Resilience Initiatives (IRIs) have been developed:

IRI 1.0 focuses on strengthening collaborative partnerships for system-level change ๐Ÿ’ช 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 ๐Ÿ—️, 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 ๐Ÿ‘, subscribe ๐Ÿ“บ, and explore more episodes of IMSPARK and other exciting content on our blog at the Imagine Pacific Pulse – Impulse. ๐ŸŒ

Thursday, September 21, 2023

๐ŸŒฑIMSPARK: Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) ๐ŸŒฑ

 

๐ŸŒฑImagine... Empowering Pacific Communities through Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) ๐ŸŒฑ

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Imagine Pacific Island nations ๐Ÿ️ fostering resilient and sustainable economies by investing in Community-Based Economic Development (CBED). Picture vibrant local businesses ๐Ÿข, empowered communities ๐Ÿ‘ฅ, and thriving ecosystems ๐ŸŒฟ, all contributing to a prosperous and resilient Pacific region.

๐Ÿ”— Link :

Learn more about CBED in the Pacific

๐Ÿ“š Source:

Pacific Islands Development Forum. (N.D).

๐Ÿ’ฅ 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. ๐ŸŒŸThis 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 ๐Ÿ’ช 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. ๐ŸŽฏ 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, ๐Ÿ“† frameworks for coordination, and prioritization of SDGs based on national needs. ๐Ÿ’ผ 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,

Monday, September 4, 2023

๐ŸŽ“ IMSPARK– INTRODUCING IMATRIX - Building the Capacity of the Pacific ๐ŸŽ“

๐ŸŽ“ IMAGINE – IMATRIX - Accessible Training Building the Capacity of the Pacific ๐ŸŽ“




 ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

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

๐Ÿš€ 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.

๐ŸŽฏ Key Objectives:

·        Capacity Building: ๐Ÿ—️ IMATRIX strives to build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities in disaster response, digital access, telehealth, and digital equity.

·        Community Resilience: ๐ŸŒฑ 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: ๐Ÿ’ช IMATRIX empowers individuals to actively participate in the digital world, access quality healthcare, and contribute to their own and their community's development.

·        Inclusivity: ๐ŸŒ IMATRIX is committed to inclusivity, ensuring that training programs are accessible to diverse groups, including marginalized and remote populations.

·        Sustainability: ๐ŸŒฟ IMATRIX focuses on sustainable solutions that create a lasting positive impact on Pacific communities, fostering self-reliance and growth.

๐Ÿ’ฅ 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. ๐Ÿค

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


๐ŸŽ“ IMATRIX:Community Resilience - September ๐ŸŽ“

 ๐ŸŽ“ IMATRIX - Upcoming September Community Resilience  Training ๐ŸŽ“



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

๐Ÿฅ IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of Care๐Ÿฅ

๐Ÿฅ Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of Care๐Ÿฅ   ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:   A Pacific community where every individual, rega...