Talanoa Consulting

our projects & expertise

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Climate change, disaster risk reduction, and resilience

In the Pacific, climate change, natural hazards and environmental degradation are ever-present threats, undermining, livelihoods, security and human rights. Pacific peoples are determined to build their resilience, adapt to, as well as mitigate their growing realities to protect their land and homes. Focusing on people centred and integrated solutions.

Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training

December 2021 | Client: The Commonwealth Secretariat | Facilitation and technical input to the Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Climate Change Section.

Support to GGGI Planning Meeting

November 2021 | Client: GGGI | Develop sessions and facilitation tools for a hybrid in-person and virtual planning retreat; facilitate sessions and track outcomes from each session.

SME business continuity planning guidance

August 2021 to April 2022 | Client: UNDP | Undertake consultations with SMEs and Chambers of Commerce in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau on revising business continuity planning tools in light of the private sector response to Covid-19; and revise materials appropriately.

Gender equality and women's economic empowerment

Measures that address the impacts of climate change, disasters and environmental degradation would be ineffective if they do not recognise the agency of people at risk and support them to acknowledge and apply their own knowledge and context specific solutions. The inclusion and empowerment women, youth, people with disabilities in development processes is vital to ensuring local solutions that address the needs of all.

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Agribusiness, food security and sustainable value chains

We have undertaken the following projects in agribusiness, food security and sustainable value chains:

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Environmental economics, natural resource management, and conservation

We have undertaken the following projects in environmental economics, natural resource management, and conservation:

Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training

December 2021 | Client: The Commonwealth Secretariat | Facilitation and technical input to the Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Climate Change Section.

Support to GGGI Planning Meeting

November 2021 | Client: GGGI | Develop sessions and facilitation tools for a hybrid in-person and virtual planning retreat; facilitate sessions and track outcomes from each session.

Fiji Marinas Sustainable Benchmarking

June 2021 to September 2021 | Client: BMT Commercial (IFC) | Assist the IFC to prepare a decision-making tool to evaluate whether potential marina proposals in Fiji are sustainable from an environmental, economic and social perspective to enable the bank to consider investment decisions.

Small business and social enterprise development

We have undertaken the following projects in small business and social enterprise development:

SME business continuity planning guidance

August 2021 to April 2022 | Client: UNDP | Undertake consultations with SMEs and Chambers of Commerce in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau on revising business continuity planning tools in light of the private sector response to Covid-19; and revise materials appropriately.

Business Link Pacific evaluation and SME Finance Facility formative evaluation

August 2021 to September 2021 | Client: Sapere (MFAT) | ordinating an evaluation team across the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu; leading the evaluation in Fiji; developing national and regional thematic summaries; supporting Sapere in engaging with the MFATA Steering Group.

Sustainable tourism management and development

We have undertaken the following projects in sustainable tourism management and development:

Fiji Marinas Sustainable Benchmarking

June 2021 to September 2021 | Client: BMT Commercial (IFC) | Assist the IFC to prepare a decision-making tool to evaluate whether potential marina proposals in Fiji are sustainable from an environmental, economic and social perspective to enable the bank to consider investment decisions.