Bicycles for Capitals (BfC)
Description/achievement of initiative

The project through partnership will promote the productive use of bicycles to decrease vehicle congestion in the capitals, reduce reliance on fossil fuel in the transport sector, improve and promote healthy lifestyle that will contribute in the reduction of NCDs and empower youths through employment opportunities. This will also contribute to a reduced carbon footprint.

Implementation methodologies

1) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with key project partners;2) At least 500 bicycles are introduced and used as transport in a PIC ( Nauru, Niue or Tuvalu) capital3) Development of promotion materials ( DVDs); posters; booklets;4) Technical assistance on hardware and equipment support to establish bicycle clubs;5) Training on establishment of bicycle related business for youths; and6) Establishment of youth workshop centres (operate as a small-micro finance business).

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

This project will be jointly implemented by the Energy Programme of the Pacific Community (SPC’s) Economic Development Division and IUCN’s Life Cycle Pacific programme, implemented by efforts on the part of stakeholder agencies on the Life Cycle Pacific Task Force; and the key government agencies (Ministry of Youth; Health; Transport), Youth groups.


Pacific Community (SPC), Government; IUCN, Youth groups, Private Sector, Life Cycle Pacific Task Force and Development Partners.
Progress reports
Goal 3
Goal 7
Cycle to work scheme is introduced at work place and schools and promotional DVD materials are aired on National Television programs in the three countries and other SIDS.
500 bicycles are introduced in Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu
Decrease in NCD- related sickness and deaths in Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu
100 youths are trained on business model and establishment of at least 1 workshop centre in each country.
Other, please specify
Development Partners - Provide funding for hardware (bicycles), business and technical training for the youths, and development of promotional materials.
Other, please specify
Private sector - Availability of quality bicycles in bulk
In-kind contribution
Project partners -Support the project and committed to the implementation of activities
Staff / Technical expertise
SPC and IUCN to provide technical assistance

Basic information
Time-frame: 2014 - 2017
Pacific Community (SPC), Government; IUCN, Youth groups, Private Sector, Life Cycle Pacific Task Force and Development Partners.
Contact information
Solomone Fifita, Deputy Director, Energy Programme, Economic Development Division, Pacific Community (SPC), SolomoneF@spc.int
United Nations