Earth Day 2018: Celebrating Samoan-American Cooperation in Tackling Environmental Challenges

Earth Day is a day to raise awareness of current environmental challenges and celebrate progress in environmental protection over the past decades. On Earth Day 2018 we celebrate the ingenuity of those who are rising to the many challenges to protect our environment and natural heritage – here you’ll find just some of the many ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

By Gail Brown, wife of US Ambassador Scott Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson – Environmentalist and Climate Change Communicator.   Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson proudly speaks about her culture as the reason why she started her work as first a journalist then as an environmental writer, communicator and ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Gail Brown’s inaugural visit to Samoa

The new Ambassador of the United States to the Independent State of Samoa, Mr. Scott Brown and his wife Mrs. Gail Brown arrived in Apia on the eve of the 26th of July 2017 for their inaugural visit.  While it was their first official visit to Samoa, the Ambassador and his wife made great strides ...
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Celebrating Peace Corps Samoa’s 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary of Peace Corps Samoa July 20, 2017 Press Release On July 28th at the US Embassy Residence in Vailima, guests gathered to enjoy a celebration of Peace Corps Samoa’s 50th Anniversary.  The celebration included songs by the FiaFia Trio who first performed together in the 1970s.  Galumalemana Al Hunkin was there as an ...
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NOAA Research Vessel in Samoa for Joint Project

Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are in Apia Harbor as part of a joint deep-water research mission between American and Independent Samoa. On Friday morning, science students from several local schools, the National University of Samoa and civil society groups went on-board for a tour of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to learn ...
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Ambassador and Nancy Gilbert Farewell Samoa

By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy, Apia. In early December 2016 Ambassador Mark Gilbert and his wife Nancy made their final official visit to Samoa.  While it was a time to bring closure to their official duties, the trip was also business as usual. The Ambassador and Nancy laid the groundwork for current projects to ...
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U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2016 Public Diplomacy Grantee Gathering

U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa – Media Release. A Grantee Gathering was held today at the U.S. Embassy Residence Vailima for the Organizations that received funding from U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2016 Public Diplomacy Grants.  Embassy Apia’s Public Diplomacy Grants Program is a competitive program that offers small grants, from WST$10,000-$12,000, to various organizations to strengthen democracy, ...
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President Obama Announces New Policies to Promote Conservation and Build Resilience to Climate Change, with a focus on Pacific Islands

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 01, 2016 FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces New Policies to Promote Conservation and Build Resilience to Climate Change, with a focus on Pacific Islands In celebration of today’s opening of the World Conservation Congress, which the United States is hosting for the first time, President Obama ...
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Embassy Apia hosts live webinar on Conservation and Biodiversity

By Dikaiosune Atoa Tamaalii, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Samoa. On August 24, a collaborative discussion between representatives from Samoa, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S. Department of State were able to join a live Q&A with conservationists gearing up for the world’s largest conservation event, the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The interactive discussion featured voices of ...
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United States Science Envoy visits Samoa

Media Release, U.S. Embassy Samoa. A U.S. Science Envoy is in Apia July 28 and 29 to engage government, civil society, and academics on a range of oceans issues such as Marine Protected Area (MPA) management, ocean acidification and marine pollution, and deep sea mining, as well as overall environment and climate challenges.  Leading this ...
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Funding opportunity in the areas of Environment, Science, Technology and Health

The U.S. Embassy Apia announces a funding opportunity of up to $35,000 USD (Samoa only) or $65,000 USD (regional) for projects in the realm of Environment, Science, Technology, and Health. Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) within Samoa, or regional bodies that include Samoa in its mandate. Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and relevance ...
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