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.
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.