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Side Events (On-Site) Preliminary Programme
Side events (on-site) will take place in designated rooms inside the Conference Venue the Faleata Sports Complex. The exact location of the rooms will be announced here shortly.
Monday, 1 Sep 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blue Growth/Blue Economy Initiative: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture in SIDS
Food & Agriculture Organization, Government of The Netherlands and Government of Indonesia as Co-Organizers
Building Resilience in Small Island Developing States through Foresight
Chief Secretary GOV OF TONGA
Enhancing Competitiveness in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
World Bank Group
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the SIDS: Looking beyond Beijing+20 and the post-2015 development agenda
UN Women
Inclusive value chains for livelihoods, trade and food security; case of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture industry in Small Island States
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An Ocean Journey: From Data to Action
Health and Noncommunicable Diseases based on Healthy Island Vision
Ministry of Health, Samoa
Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania -The Pacific Ocean Alliance
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Small Islands: high stakes and increased opportunities for promoting sustainable consumption and production (SCP)
The Republic of Mauritius (Co-host: UNEP)
Sustainable Anti-Corruption Reform
UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP)
Dr Melchior Mataki, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM)
Forum on advancing statistical development in SIDS towards sustainable development in the Post 2015 era
Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), OECD
Prevent, Prepare, and Respond: Displacement in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change
Government of the Kingdom of Norway
Promoting Closer Economic Integration for Full Employment and Decent Work in the Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago; International Labour Organization
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CEB high-level event
CEB Secretariat
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Coping with and adapting to ocean threats for resilient SIDS communities
Intergovernemental Oceanographic Commission
Inclusive and Sustainable solutions for youth employment in SIDS
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Linking SIDS and SE4All: From Barbados to Samoa, and Beyond
UN Secretary-General's Special Representative and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Population dynamics for the sustainable development of small island developing states
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
UN Signing of the Statute Establishing the SIDS DOCK - Presentation and Signing Ceremony
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Building resilience and partnerships: protecting communities and their animals from disasters.
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Ending Illegal Fishing: How the Right Technology and a Collaborative Approach to Combatting IUU Fishing Makes a Difference on the Water
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Reinforcing the Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus)
Professor Francois Marini
WIN: Promoting Local knowledge in the SIDS
WIN World Network of Indigenous and Local Community Land and Sea Managers
Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Climate Vulnerable Forum: The Post-2015 Climate Change Regime We Need - SIDS working together with other vulnerable groups
Costa Rica
Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to impacts of Climate Change in SIDS
GEF Small Grants Programme
Designing Climate Readiness for SIDS
The Republic of Mauritius
More than just cocoa and coconuts: investing in rural people, developing agriculture in small islands
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Regional Dimensions of the Sustainable Development of SIDS (Replacing Submission Ref#24)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Building Pacific Resilience – The Integrated Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP)
Government of Tonga
International cooperation on climate change data and information management
Government of Vanuatu
Not your grandparent's renewable energy: new financing and technology for SIDS
Promoting Career Prospects of young people in the Sciences including the Water Sector as a means of ensuring the sustainable development in SIDS
Ministry of Environment and Energy, The Seychelles
Small Island Developing States – Large Ocean States: Sustainable Development from Ridge to Reef and Beyond
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An integrated solid waste management system for Samoa: Exploring PPP
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa & International Finance Corporation
Fisheries: Maximising Value for Small Island Developing States
New Zealand
Forum Compact: achieving sustainable development through effective institutions and mutually accountable partnerships in the Pacific
Pacific islands Forum Secretariat
Joint High-level Side Event on Resilience in SIDS
UNDESA and the Commonwealth Secretariat
Our Fish, Our Future
SIDS pathway to Green Economy
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bridging the Broadband Barriers of SIDS
International Telecommunication Union
Coping with Natural Disasters: Building macro-fiscal resilience in small island developing states (SIDS)
International Monetary Fund
Island Bright Spot Exchange: Invest, Scale and Replicate what works through Innovative Partnerships
the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) is coordinating this event on behalf of its Co-Chairs: the Presidents of Palau, President of Seychelles and the Prime Minister of Grenada. Event supporters (thus far) include: Micronesia
New measures for development financing in a Post-2015 world
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development with UNDESA
The Last Straw - Preventing our Oceans from becoming Dumps
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
An Innovative Partnership for Managing Climate Change in SIDS - the Pacific SIDS and the Governments of Italy, Austria and Luxembourg
IUCN Oceania Regional Office
Financing for Sustainable Development in SIDS
SIDS DOCK - UNIDO Partnership & Multi-Donor Trust Fund Presentation
Using the intellectual property system for SIDS' sustainable cultural and economic development
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr Nicholas Watts FRSA
Adverstisement of a Special Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States through Genuine and Durable Partnership in 2015
World Association for Island Studies WAIS, South Korea
High-level panel discussion on SIDS and the question of graduation from LDC status
UNCTAD (co-organizer: UNDP)
Island voices – A Maldivian Perspective
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Republic of Maldives
Weatherfront - How Weather and Climate Services are Protecting Small Island Communities
World Meteorological Organisation
Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kiribati to the UN
Migration partnerships for sustainable development in SIDS
International Organization for Migration
Multi-stakeholder partnerships addressing food security in Pacific Small Islands Developing States and sharing lessons with other SIDS regions.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
One Island Two Nations, One Insular Environment: Haiti and Dominican Republic
Delio Rincon Ozuna. On behalf of Dominican Republic
Partnerships in Legal Preparedness for Resilient SIDS
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Culture and Development - Heritage and Creativity in SIDS
Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) at University of the South Pacific (USP))
Documentary Vital Harbors PACC
Infrastructure Cook Islands, Government of the Cook Islands
Sustainable development, labour markets and labour migration in the Pacific
International Labour Organization; The World Bank
Towards a new dialogue for the better conservation and management of islands and their surrounding ocean areas
Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF), Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong (ANCORS) andApplied Geoscience and Technology Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC-SOPAC)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Future energy for Small Island Developing States
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
High-Level Side Event on Debt in SIDS
The World Bank
Multi-stakeholder dialogue on Food Security and Nutrition and Natural resources management in SIDS
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Co-organizer: Italy
Partnerships for Post-2015
SIDS undertaking Rio+20 challenge: boosting inter-partnerships
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Enhancing Island Resilience through Education for Sustainable Development
Increasing resilience to Climate Change and the Sustainable Management of Resources through Participatory Three Dimensional Models with Communities in Samoa.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
Sharing What Works: South-south Cooperation in Disaster Risk Management - a Caribbean Experience
Garfield Barnwell, CARICOM Secretariat
The Paradox of the 'Small': securing development opportunities in the face of climate change in African small island developing states
African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Climate Diplomacy - foreign policy challenges in the context of climate change in the Pacific Islands region
Adelphi Research, German Foreign Office
Establishment and launch of the SIDS Sustainable Energy Partnership
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Integrating Women Entrepreneur's in Small Island Developing States into the Global Economy
International Trade Center (ITC) and Government of Samoa (MFAT - Trade)
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL): Re-Energising the Pacific
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga
Tina River Hydro: Power Through Partnership
Paul Roughan, Strategic Advisor, Ministry of Mines and Energy, SI Government
Tonga Energy Roadmap Experiences
Tonga Energy Roadmap Implementation Unit
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Do-it-yourself partnerships in agriculture and development, the Pacific way
Kingdom of Tonga, Ministry of Agriculture Food, Forestry and Fisheries
How can addressing Faith, Dignity, Culture, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights aid in alleviating the effects of poverty and Climate Change?
Protecting Biodiversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction – Why It Matters for SIDS
Islands First
Thursday, 4 Sep 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Fossil Fuel to Renewable Energy (FFRE) Transition Workshop Series
UN Office for Sustainable Development
National University of Samoa: Leading the way in local research
Centre for Samoan Studies: Measina Meredith, Project Manager
Organic Islands - Role and Potential of Organic Agriculture for sustainable development
IFOAM - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
SIDS DOCK – Blue Carbon+ Initiative Public-Private Partnership
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of Dominica
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
CDKN - Outreach on the IPCC AR5 in the SIDS
CDKN - Nadia Schweimler
ICT for Sustainable Development
Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), The University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus
SIDS Women at the Forefront of Sustainability: Water-Food-Energy Nexus
Risxcel UK Ltd
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