NUS Press Release 28-04-2023.

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Australia Pacific Climate Partnership donates books to NUS

Apia, Samoa – 28th April, 2023.

The National University of Samoa (NUS) has received a generous donation of books from the Australia Pacific Climate Partnership (Climate Partnership) recently. The donation includes 25 sets of copies of both the Living with Hazards Handbook and the Water for Life Handbook.

Our Vice Chancellor – Associate Professor Tuifuisa’a Patila Malua Amosa expressed her gratitude to the Climate Partnership for their kind donation and that the resources will be highly beneficial for student research and studies.

The Living with Hazards Handbook is a youth guide to the reduction of disaster risks in the Pacific Islands. It explores in an exciting and thought-provoking way topics such as risk, exposure, vulnerability, preparedness, and eighteen (18) different natural anthropogenic hazards prevalent in the Pacific Islands. The book aims to inform Pacific youth and empower them to face various hazards in their islands. The Water for Life Handbook, on the other hand, is the Pacific Island Handbook for Education, Health, and Community Resilience. It looks at water as the unifying factor and a lens into Pacific Island life, culture, health, safety, security environment, climate society, and economy.

The donation of these books will support the National University of Samoa’s commitment to advancing education and research in climate and disaster resilience. Therefore, the National University of Samoa is grateful for this support and looks forward to continuing the relationship with the Australia Pacific Climate Partnership.

Group Photo from Left to Right: Maria F. Sapatu-Kennar – Australian Pacific Climate Partnership Representative, NUS Vice Chancellor – Associate Professor Tuifuisa’a Patila Malua Amosa & NUS DVC for Academic & TVET – Peseta Su’a Mene Dr. Desmond Lee Hang


“The National University of Samoa is the main university in Samoa, with a mission to provide high- quality education and research opportunities to its students to support the development of Samoa and the Pacific region. With a focus on excellence in teaching, research and service, the university offers a range of degree programs in various fields, including health sciences,Samoan culture, development studies, arts, maritime, TVET, business, and education.”

For more information please contact: Leilani Smith

Marketing & Communications Officer, NUS Email: