Power in the Pacific

Samantha Power joins the Lilian Amazon Rugby Club in a training run in Nadi. Photo: Boss Communication Agency for USAID.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Samantha Power’s final engagement for her August Pacific visit saw her don shorts and trainers to join some of Fiji’s most promising women players for a rugby clinic.

She had come from Nabila village, where she sat on a mat under a stand of coconut trees, sharing nama (sea grapes), cassava and stories with members of the Women in Fisheries network, who told her of the threats that climate change poses to their livelihoods.

While Power’s program was packed—she opened a USAID country . . .

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