• Submitted by: Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  • Topic: Small Island Developing States
  • Keywords: MoU, Blue economy, capacity building, IOC, SPREP, Center of Caribbean States for Climate Change
  • Location: Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions
  • Date of completion: 2013
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Deliverables & Resources
Signature of cooperation agreements between the IOC, and SPREP and IOC and 5Cs


Indian Ocean Commission, South Pacific Regional Program for
Environment (SPREP) and the Community
Center of Caribbean States for Climate Change (CCCCC)

Description/achievement of initiative

SIDs countries of the three regions will have increased their capacity in accessing climate finance, will have developed collaborations in developing human capacity to deliver on Blue economy and sustainable development; will have prepared for the SIDS summit in 2014.

Implementation methodologies

Key activities and processes are now being discussed between the three regional organisations with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
However, exchanges of staff in bridging gap capacity is perceived as a way to progress rapidly for the Indian Ocean to get to the same level of capacity and insitutional arrangmeents on climate change issues.

Deliverable Date
Climate finance regional plan for the Indian Ocean 2013
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Exchanges of staff across the regions involved
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