The partnership seeks to establish a culturally relevant and comprehensive set of indicators for use in tracking progress towards achieving sustainable development goals in Melanesia, as well as for use in appropriate policy development at national and sub-regional level.
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.
Benefits of this partnership to SIDS:-Provide access to international markets to promote national trade and commerce-Provide adequate and reliable frequency to guarantee sufficient supply and inventory-Provide favourable route structures to serve all member states' ports-Provide affordable service rates in line with the local economies-Limit competition based on the volume of cargo available
This partnership fosters to strengthen/ sustain the resilience of the Lauru people to impacts from current and emerging threats of climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters. All activities already undertaken and planned are consistent with international, national and provincial commitments and planning policies. These include: Solomon Islands National Development Strategy (NDS); Solomon Islands National Climate Change Policy; National Disaster Risk Management Plan; Solomon Islands National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP); Choiseul Province Medium Term Deve...[more]
The Government of Malaysia and the United Nations for Education, Sciences, Culture and Communications Organization (UNESO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th November 2011 under the Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation. The MOU was initiated in 2009 by the Honorable Datoâ€™ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia who announced at the 35th General Conference of UNESCO, the establishment of Malaysian Cooperative Trust Fund which will contribute to enhance South-South cooperation for capacity building in education and science for the benefit of the Least Developed Countries, S...[more]
FAO has partnered with SPC through Letters of Agreement to address and number of issues, including: improved capacities on enhanced production technologies, information sharing on trans-boundary pests and diseases and pesticides management, linking to the Rotterdam Convention; and, awareness of the Voluntary guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of national food security. Ongoing partnership between the two agencies in the area of trade facilitation through the regular Round Table Meeting on WTO standards which is led by FAO on a biann...[more]
Over the last years Germany has significantly stepped up its commitment for biodiversity and has more than doubled finical support for developing countries in this regard. In 2013 Germany has provided over 500 Mi for the protection of forests and other ecosystems worldwide. German development cooperation thereby supports all three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity in order to protect biodiversity and at the same time foster sustainable development. Since 2008, the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) has also been financing climate and biodiversity projects in devel...[more]
Climate change is altering our world. Its consequences, including storms, droughts and floods, are particularly severe for people in developing countries and SIDS. Through development cooperation, Germany is therefore helping partner countries to face the new challenges by offering expertise, funding and practical assistance. The support by the German Development Cooperation aims at strengthening the capacities of Pacific Island Countries and regional organisations to cope with the anticipated effects of climate change that will affect communities across the region. It focuses on key economic ...[more]
Germany actively supports the sustainable development of islands. On energy, following the launch of the SE4ALL initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2011, actors representing various sectors worldwide follow suit to support a broad-based transformation of the world's energy systems. Germany is one of the most active contributors to SE4ALL.Germany actively supports the framework of sustainable energy and follows, in particular, four goals (incl. SE4ALL objectives):1) providing universal access to modern energy services;2) doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency...[more]
UNIDO in partnership with sub-regional economic communities (RECs) is establishing the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC), an innovative south-south and triangular multi-stakeholder partnership to accelerate the energy and climate transformation. Since 2010, UNIDO assists RECs in the establishment and operation of sub-regional sustainable energy centres. The expanding partnership comprises a sub-network of centers for the African and the Arab region (with the EAC, SADC, ECOWAS, and the Arab League) and a sub-network for Small Island Developing States (with SIDS DOCK...[more]
Strengthening of human resources through strategic and innovative capacity building initiatives within and outside of the Pacific region in order to create a pool of experts, as well as well informed and engaged decision makers to improve capacities for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, particularly the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan.
In the Pacific islands 70% or 7 million people have no access to electricity. Out of this, 1 million people or 14% will have through the M3P. The partnership aims to bring the miracle of electricity to 1 million people in Melanesia by 2020 that is the equivalent of 14% of the Pacific Islands people who still don’t have access to electricity. Assist to bridge the existing gap on the access to modern energy services between the urban and rural areas in the three participating countries. Access to the national utility grid in these countries is very low compared to other PICs. Access is as low ...[more]
The Partnership aims at the establishment of a Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers for SIDS. The initiative follows-up on an official request of the Sustainable Energy Island Initiative (SIDS DOCK) of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to UNIDO to assist the small islands in the Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Africa in the creation of regional sustainable energy centers. The SIDS DOCK request was inspired by UNIDO´s technical work in the context of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers. The UNIDO Department of Energy is coordinating the network in...[more]
Noumea Communique2nd Oceania 21 ConferenceNoumea, 2 July 20141. The 2nd Oceania 21 Conference (Oceania 21), organised by the New Caledonian Government, with the support of France, and was chaired in turn by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Vanuatu, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and the President of the Marshall Islands, currently Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Organic agriculture has a significant contribution to make towards sustainable development of small island developing states due to its environment and climate friendly production systems, its suitability for small holders and its adaptation to local conditions. The entire organic system is based on participation and necessary public-private partnerships, whereby smallholders are integrated into markets. Further, the diversity of food cultures, traditional knowledge and nutritional security are safeguarded by organic agriculture. The Partnership will:-improve local and regional food and nutri...[more]
The partnership aims at the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) under the umbrella of the Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP). The regional centre of excellence will support the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the mitigation of existing barriers for the creation of sustainable energy markets. It will support the strengthening of local capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable energy systems, policies and standards. It will empower the local private sector and industry to ta...[more]
The PDRMPN was established in 2006 to support capacity building and assist Pacific island countries and territories in the implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005-2015 (RFA). The RFA is the regional adaptation of the global disaster reduction framework, the Hyogo Framework for Action.The PDRMPN over the years has helped creating fruitful cooperation and partnerships for more efficient use of resources, and more effective and coordinated action on the ground. The PDRMPN has also promoted capacity building and exchanges of informati...[more]
Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) was established as a regional facility by and for the Pacific peoples at the University of the South Pacific (USP), intergovernmental regional university in Suva, Fiji, in 2013 at the request of Pacific member states that was endorsed at the 4th Pacific World Heritage Workshop (Apia, 2011). Under its vision Our Pacific island cultural and natural heritage is restored, enriched, cherished, and protected for the present and future generations, PHHs missions are to inspire, guide, and build capacity of Pacific peoples to safeguard their cultural and natural heritage f...[more]
The network enables effective knowledge sharing and advocacy on the practical application of Integrated Water Resources Management approaches to address key water resource, catchment and coastal management challenges in Pacific Island Countries
The Partnership will support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries
Establishment of the Pacific Ocean Alliance, facilitated by the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, will foster partnerships to provide effective ocean policy coordination and implementation, facilitate regional cooperation for the high seas, as well as support for national ocean governance and policy processes, when required. This should include the context for support and streamlining to achieve national commitments to relevant multi-lateral agreements. Inter-regional cooperation should be developed and fostered Oceanscape Framework.
The partnership would provide an important platform and forum for exchange and experiences in the region on addressing the significant lack of progress towards the water and sanitation targets of the MDGs, as well as looking forward to the post-2015 SDG framework. Most importantly, the partnership would enable improved advocacy across various platforms for SIDS-specific issues and solutions
The partnership will facilitate improved knowledge sharing and advocacy between drought-affected Pacific SIDS, relevant development partners, regional and international organisations. It will facilitate the practical sharing of information on water security and drought resilience/preparedness activities undertaken in drought-affected countries, and enable an effective voice of drought-affected atoll nations in international and regional forums.The partnership will support Pacific governments and communities to build the skills, systems and basic infrastructure to better anticipate, respond t...[more]
The objectives of the Pacific Partnership on Sustainable Water Management is to support the implementation of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management and its sister strategies, the Pacific Wastewater Policy Statement and the Pacific Wastewater Framework for Action, in as coordinated and effective manner possible
Safe and reliable passage through Pacific waters is essential to protect fragile ocean environments and allow Pacific island countries' economies to develop. Up-to-date navigation charts based on modern, accurate surveys are critical transport infrastructure the ocean equivalent of well-constructed roads. Hydrography is highly specialised. Few Pacific countries have the technical capability or systems needed to undertake hydrographic surveys or update their own navigational charts.This new regional programme aims to ensure Pacific navigation charts meet international standards and support mari...[more]
The overall vision of the WASH Coalition is for healthy and resilient Pacific island communities through coordinated support in WASH and there are 3 main components i.e. Sanitation, Community Engagement, Education and Awareness and Water Supply. Under the 3 components are these common objectives:-Increased access to affordable and appropriate sanitation;-Improved community management in water supply, sanitation and hygiene and;-Improved access to safe and sustainable water supply.Mainstreaming gender, climate change and disaster risks are considered to be cross cutting issues.The Coalition i...[more]
The Pacific Youth Development Framework (PYDF) is about how regional organisations, governments, community organisations, and society support young people in the Pacific (22 countries and territories) towards safe and healthy lives and sustainable environments, as active social and economic participants in their communities. The framework works towards a vision which is, a sustainable Pacific where all young people are safe, respected, empowered and resilient. Four high-level development outcomes for youth have been determined as regional priorities.These are:1.More young people secure decent...[more]
PACE-Net Plus is a three-year project, funded by the European Commission that will strengthen bi-regional cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI) between the Pacific region and Europe. The main objectives of PACE-Net Plus are:• Reinforcing the UE-Pacific ST&I cooperation, focusing on 3 major societal challenges in the field of health, demographic change and wellbeing; food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy; and climate action, resource use and efficiency, and raw materials.• Enhancing the cooperation on innovation issues, he...[more]
The goal of the Pacific Islands National Priorities Multi-Focal Area ‘Ridge-to-Reef’ (R2R) program is to maintain and enhance Pacific Island countries’ ecosystem goods and services (provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural) through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. This goal will be achieved through a series of national multi-focal area R2R demonstration projects which will support and address national priorities and development needs whi...[more]
The PIEMA has been established in 2013 to strengthen preparedness and response capacity in the Pacific by improving interoperability between key emergency service providers. Improving countries' preparedness and response capacity helps diminish the impact of disasters, in terms of damage, destruction, loss of property, physical injuries and deaths. More effective disaster management supports a quicker recovery process, and diminishes the impact on sustainable development.
Meteorological training is enhanced in the Southwest Pacific.
The PSRH 12th biennial conference was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu in July 2017. More than 300 health professionals from Pacific SIDS participated, with funding support from UNFPA and SPC. The conference, coordinated by PSRH Executive and Secretariat, and hosted by the Government of Vanuatu gathered over 300 health professionals from Pacific SIDS including, representatives from American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Japan, New Zealand, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vanuatu.
The SPC-EU DSM Project is helping Pacific Island countries to improve the governance and management of their deep-sea minerals resources through improved legal frameworks and increased technical capacity.A primary objective of the project is to support informed and careful governance of any deep sea mining activities in accordance with international law, with particular attention to the protection of the marine environment and securing equitable financial arrangements for Pacific Island countries and their people. The SPC-EU DSM Project is also working to encourage and support participatory de...[more]