Press Releases

New Counselling Centre to Empower Lautoka Communities

Communities in the Western Division will have better access to counselling services with the opening of the Australian-funded Empower Pacific Counselling Centre at Lautoka Hospital on Friday 7 March. “This centre will enable the provision of appropriate and confidential counselling services to poor, marginalised and vulnerable target populations,” Acting Australian High Commissioner Mr Glenn Miles...

Fiji Community Development Program Surpasses Three Year Targets

Today the Australian High Commission’s Counsellor for Development Cooperation, Joanne  Choe launched a publication on the achievements of the Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP). Launched at the Civil Society Forum at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami, the publication titled “FCDP Achievements in the Last Three Years” illustrates FCDP’s significant accomplishment in surpassing its projected...

Enhancing Cooperation for Disaster Risk Management

To enhance coordination and collaboration during a disaster in Fiji, the Australian Government‘sFiji Community Development Program (FCDP) will gather government agencies and Civil SocietyOrganisations (CSOs) for a two-day workshop at the Salvation Army Hall, Labasa – 15th and 16th December 2015. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for CSOs and government agencies to plan...

Telemedicine Brings Affordable Health Care to Nadi Communities

The new Australian-funded Telemedicine Unit at the Sarada Medical Centre in Nadi on Friday 7 March brings affordable health care closer to surrounding communities. The Telemedicine Unit uses telecommunications and mobile technology to consult with doctors in reputable hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, India and the United States of America. “This $100,000 telemedicine facility will...

Enhancing Cooperation for Disaster Risk Management

To enhance coordination and collaboration during a disaster in Fiji, the Australian Government‘s Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP) will gather government agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for a two-day workshop at the Sky Lodge Hotel in Nadi on 5 and 6 November. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for CSOs and government agencies...

Australian Government provides $500,000 to assist 16 remote communities to improve water supply and sanitation.

  The Australian Government funded Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP) and Habitat for Humanity (Fiji) have entered into an agreement valued at nearly FJD500,000 to construct water and sanitation  projects in 16 vulnerable communities around Fiji. These projects were identified through a process of community engagement and community development planning facilitated by FCDP in conjunction...

Australian Government Pledges AUD50,000 for Humanitarian Support in Case of Disaster

Disaster response teams are now in a better position to provide emergency humanitarian support immediately after a natural disaster thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed this afternoon between the Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) and the Australian Government’s Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP). The MOU was signed at the FCDP office in Suva....