Projects And Events
March 9, 2022
PROJECTS AND EVENTS
Pacific Insurance And Climate Adaptation Programme (Picap) Project
Fiji is vulnerable to naturally induced perils like cyclones, tsunamis, floods, droughts etc., at present there are no insurance solutions for individuals, communities, small businesses, cooperatives and other livelihood groups. Through the United Nations Capital Development Funds’, Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme (PICAP), innovative parametric insurance products are being developed for pilot testing among groups and individuals. Financial awareness and competency are key to adoption and usage of financial services, particularly insurance. The project focuses on building awareness, financial literacy and competency among communities with a view to preparing them to meaningfully access and use standardized Climate Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance CDRFI instruments including parametric insurance. The project is targeted at building up the financial resilience of Fijian communities including women, youth, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
CONTROL CONSUMPTION (CTRL C) PROJECT
Project Control Consumption is an advocacy project a
Diabetes is extremely common in Fiji with 1 in every 3 Fijians being diagnosed with diabetes; that is 30% of the population. Diabetes related deaths is also the biggest killer in Fiji – making Fiji a world leader in diabetes. Project Control Consumption stresses more prominently the concept of individual responsibility for health. The theme for the project is “Empowering consumers to combat Diabetes”. The Council is determined to empower consumers to assume more responsibility for their own behaviours (consumption patterns) and lifestyles (e.g., eating, exercise, and smoking habits) since these can have significant health consequences independent of any medical care. The project is funded by The Anne Fransen Fund – coordinated by Consumers International, the membership organisation for consumer bodies around the world,aims to promote and support the growth of consumer organisations in developing countries. It was founded in 1988 following the death of Anne Fransen in 1981, the first director of Consumers International.