What we do

FSPI works through five signature programmes which together carry out the Foundation’s mission of using people-centred programmes that aim to foster self-reliance for Pacific communities in a changing world.

  • Communities and Coasts Programme – The primary goal of the Communities and Coasts Programme is to empower Pacific communities in sustainable natural resource management and to build self-reliant communities to secure quality of life for the present and the future.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Programme – Community-based training and assistance for disaster preparedness and risk reduction is particularly pertinent to activities for poverty alleviation. The Disaster Programme works with communities to ensure they can prepare for, withstand and recover from natural disasters. This preparedness prevents communities from becoming entrapped in a cycle of loss, rebuilding and destruction.
  • Governance Programme – The Governance Programme works with in seven Pacific countries to strengthen governance in the region. Its vision is of an “empowered Pacific peoples living in safe, healthy and inclusive communities, working equitably with each other, government and civil society towards shared priorities.”
  • Regional Health Programme – The Health Programme runs the Youth and Mental Health (YMH) Project, which aims to improve the state of mental health in Pacific youth. The main components of the project contribute to the achievement of this overarching goal and include awareness education and sustainable livelihoods, research, promotions, advocacy, project and risk management to support these key components.
  • Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovations (MORDI) Programme – MORDI’s overall goal is to contribute to sustainable, improved livelihoods of underserved and isolated rural communities, especially among women and young people in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the key aims of the MDGs is to halve world poverty by 2015. Against this backdrop MORDI works in eight Pacific countries, with particular emphasis on supporting innovative work.

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