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Pacific Rising: A Convening on NELD 

Register and rise to the challenge of climate change.

Deadline to Register: May 31

Please send questions or additional information to Lis-Marie Alvarado (lalvarado@uusc.org), +1 857-270-1320

Please sign and return the form sent by Rachel Freed via DocuSign before attending the convening. It is a legal document that a person signs to consent to assume the risk of participation in the convening.

UUSC will be providing airport pick-ups and drop-offs. 

Each individual will receive a $500 USD stipend from UUSC that you can use for leisure activities and to reimburse yourself for any expenses during the trip, such as meals at the airport, transportation from your home to the airport, etc. 

After our meetings, a world of exciting options awaits you. You can choose from a variety of activities, including thrilling paintballing, serene horseback riding, and indulgent spa treatments. For those who appreciate nature’s beauty, a swim in the freeform pool is a must. However, swimming on the beach is not recommended due to safety. You can also explore Nadi’s vibrant nightlife by taking a taxi in your free time. Remember, you are welcome to use your UUSC stipend for these activities.

Monday, June 3 

5:30 pm Pick up from hotel

8:45 Departure and hotel drop-off

At the Welcome Dinner, we will be honored to immerse ourselves in the rich hospitality and customs of Fiji.  This is not just a dinner, but a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the Fijian people, their culture, history, traditional crafts, and arts. We will also partake in the traditional Kava ceremony and savor the delicious lovo, a dish cooked in an earth oven. We can’t wait to share this special evening with you. 

Thursday, June 6

5pm at the boat dock at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island

Come aboard for our Farewell Cocktails at the Sunset River Cruise. We want to appreciate your efforts and celebrate what’s to come! Snacks and drinks, including non-alcoholic ones, will be provided. 

UUSC remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of its attendees and implementing the following on-site protocols to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and illness for the participants.

1. All attendees, including UUSC staff, must have a negative COVID-19 Rapid antigen test result within 24 hours of hotel check-in. Rapid tests will also be provided upon your arrival.

2. Masks are optional. But if you have a cold or allergies, please wear a mask provided by UUSC. If you feel ill or test positive for COVID-19, please isolate yourself and quarantine according to Fiji guidelines. Lis-Marie will also set up transportation and accompany you to the hospital if requested. 

3. A sanitizer station will be located at the convening site to encourage healthy hygiene.