21st Century learning and youth social entrepreneurship

This Multi-stakeholder Partnership builds on the outcomes of the SIDS Pre-Conference T.A.L.A.V.O.U Forum where youth entrepreneurship is prioritised to address youth unemployment and contribute to sustainable development. It also builds on the S.A.M.O.A Pathway, in particular the reference on foster...[more]

Partners
High Tech Youth Network & the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development of the Government of Samoa
Priority areas
Addressing Connectivity for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

This project aims to achieve low cost, reliable, diverse satellite communications capacity for the socio-economic development of the Pacific Islands region utilizing un-used satellite capacity. To get the best return on investment, the same telecommunications/ICT infrastructure/resources will be use...[more]

Partners
INTELSAT SATELLITE LLC, INMARSAT, KACIFIC BROADBAND SATELLITES PTE LTD, AND INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITE ORGANISATION
Priority areas
Assisting the small island developing states of the Caribbean in meeting their commitments under the Mauritius Strategy

The general objective of the project is to assist the small island developing states of the Caribbean in meeting their commitments under the Mauritius Strategy for further implementation of the SIDS Programme of Action (MSI) in the Caribbean. The specific objective is to equip the Caribbean SIDS wit...[more]

Partners
CARICOM and CDCC
Priority areas
Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA)

BTCA is a new global alliance that brings together private sector companies, governments, and development organizations - all dedicated to promoting the transition away from cash to electronic payments. The use of technology to transition from cash to electronic payments reduces costs, has the poten...[more]

Partners
BTCA is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, MasterCard, Omidyar Network, U.S. Agency for International Development and Visa Inc. UNCDF serves as the BTCA Secretariat....[more]
Priority areas
Bringing Biogas to Samoa

The British High Commission (BHC) has a strong interest in supporting community projects in Samoa that involve renewable energy, enhanced climate resilience and the potential for building sustainable economic opportunity. In 2012 the BHC provided funding for a demonstration project in Piu Village to...[more]

Partners
The British High Commission Samoa Biogas Systems The Government of Samoa
Priority areas
Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC)

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 r...[more]

Partners
Public Sector (Ministry of Transport, Maritime Administration, Port Authority, Customs and Immigration) and Private Sector (Chamber of Commerce, Consumer groups, Shipping Agent Representatives
Priority areas
Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

During the Green Aruba Conference in 2015, the government of Aruba, UNDP Trinidad and Tobago and the Kingdom of Netherlands agreed to create a Centre of Excellence COE for Sustainable Development of SIDS in Aruba.The Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developi...[more]

Partners
UNDP Government of Aruba University of Aruba TNO Caribbean Bureau Innovation IRENA and growing...
Priority areas
Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP)

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...[more]

Partners
Solomon Islands Government, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), D...[more]
Priority areas
Climate: OCEAN Objective

Propose an effective framework and action plan for healthier oceans contributing to an unburden future for humanity.

Partners
This declaration has been signed in June 2015 by the following organisztions : • ACB - Réseau des bretons d\'influence, ACIDD, ALMAE, ARF - Association des Régions de France, Armateurs de France, Ass...[more]
Priority areas
Country Partnership Strategy (CPS)

The four-year strategy includes other potential assistance to help improve the management of revenues and fisheries – a key source of income for the country and its people. Other proposed areas of engagement could include support to strengthen the role of women, and measures to improve the sustaina...[more]

Partners
Pacific Island Member States Sponsored by World Bank; Government of Marshall Islands
Priority areas
Cruise Tourism Development

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA A) and SPTO share a common interest in developing the cruise tourism industry in the Pacific region and have identified areas where the two organisations can work together to promote and develop a strategic way forward for the industry in the region.T...[more]

Partners
SOUTH PACIFIC TOURISM ORGANISATION CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA A)
Priority areas
Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water)

The main objective of the Partnership Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water) is the care, protection and use of natural resources, using water as an element of integration to solve current environmental challenges, promoting at the same time a new balanced and integrated vision that converts t...[more]

Partners
Itaipu Binacional Government of Dominican Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines of Dominican Republic Brazilian Cooperation Agency, ABC National Water Agency of Brazil, ANA NGO Energética, Cochab...[more]
Priority areas
ECLAC and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

ECLAC is currently partnering with CARICOM in preparation of a 5-year evaluation on implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement that Caribbean SIDS have with the European Union.

Partners
ECLAC and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Priority areas
EU-ACP Enhancing the Pacific Cultural Industries: Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands

Cultural diversity is important to well-being and development in the Pacific. Cultural industries (goods and services) are an important part of this wealth but in order to thrive in a modern context and contribute to formal economic growth and sustainability, producers require active government and ...[more]

Partners
o Pacific Community (SPC) o Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat o European Union o ACP Secretariat o Fiji Department of Heritage and Arts o Fiji Arts Council o Fashion Council of Fiji o Samoa Mi...[more]
Priority areas
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) / MAC (Macaronesia)

As a part of the Regional Integration Pilar of the Special Partnership between the EU and Cape Verde, the EU aims to support, through the European Union Ultra-Peripheral Regions (RUP), the integration of the Macaronesia space, with the objective of improving its structure and increase its dynamism a...[more]

Partners
European Union and Macaronesia Region (Açores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Priority areas
Forum Compact - A Pacific Regional Enabling Mechanism to Achieve Sustainable Development

The Pacific is home to one third of the 52 Small Island Developing States in the world. With the exception of PNG, the rest of the Pacific SIDS are constrained by small administrations and limited economies of scale. Despite universal support for the MDGs, MSI and the high per capita ODA in the P...[more]

Partners
Pacific Islands Forum members: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Is...[more]
Priority areas
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Management

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, fundin...[more]

Partners
In particular: Secretariat of the Pacific Commission (SPC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Partner Countries: Ongoi...[more]
Priority areas
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Sustainable Energy

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. Ger...[more]

Partners
Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM); In Particular: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); Secretariat of the Pacific Commission (SPC); Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Enviro...[more]
Priority areas
Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) for the SIDS: GFCS-SIDS

Launched in 2009, the Global Framework for Climate Services is a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate information and services. GFCS aims to enable society to manage better the risk and opportunities arising from climate variability and change especially ...[more]

Partners
International Organizations: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), W...[more]
Priority areas
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is an organizational network of tourism stakeholders of the public and private sectors, non-profits, UN agencies and programmes, international organizations and academic institutions. Partner organizations share the common vision and understanding of th...[more]

Partners
United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP), Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Government of France, Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ministry of Environment of the Repu...[more]
Priority areas
Global Renewable Energy Islands Network (GREIN)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) formed the Global Renewable Energy Islands Network (GREIN), a platform for islands to pool knowledge and share best practices. As a resource for knowledge dedicated to islands, GREIN unites IRENA and its partners in a single space dedicated to the ex...[more]

Partners
IRENA Members, SIDS DOCK, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, United States)
Priority areas
HIV and STI Prevention in the Caribbean (UNAIDS and UNFPA)

UNFPA in collaboration with key stakeholders, strengthened national and regional capacities to develop, implement and monitor HIV responses that utilize a combination prevention approach to meet the needs of young people and key populations. Regional systems for the delivery of comprehensive sexuali...[more]

Partners
UNFPA, UNAIDS
Priority areas
ICT4SIDS Partnership

The primary objective of the ICT4SIDS Partnership is to fully utilize the latest digital innovations to rapidly improve the health, education, public safety (including disasters), public welfare (including economic development), and other vital services in SIDS..

Partners
1. Representatives from Islands - Timor-Leste (Mr Collin Yap, President of NITL Foundation) - Zanzibar,(Mr Omar Ali, President, Zanzibar Diaspora Group - Palau, Dr Caleb Otto, Ambassador of Pal...[more]
Priority areas
Improving transitions from school to work through engaging youth in policy dialogue

The objective of this partnership is to achieve improved youth transitions between education and the world of work through engaging youth in policy dialogue on TVET. Youth constitute a large proportion of the population in SIDS. Whilst youth are a huge asset for sustainable development, too many you...[more]

Partners
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); School of Education; University of West Indies; Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA); Caribbean Develo...[more]
Priority areas
Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership

The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is designed to strengthen the capacity of countries in the Caribbean to invest in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies, as prioritised in their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NA...[more]

Partners
Government of Japan, United Nations Development Programme, Governments of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Guyana, Jamaica, Belize ...[more]
Priority areas
Lighthouses Initiative

IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assis...[more]

Partners
Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Bahamas, Nauru, Barbados, Palau, Cabo Verde, Samoa, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cook Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Fiji, Seychelles, Grenada, Solomon Isl...[more]
Priority areas
Local and Indigenous Knowledge in Small Islands

Different knowledge systems at the UNESCO–ICSU (International Council for Science) World Conference on Science (Budapest, June 1999) contributed to the launching in 2002 of an intersectoral project on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a Global Society (LINKS). The LINKS project focuses on th...[more]

Partners
UNESCO, Originally Thailand, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands, and now expanded
Priority areas
Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers for SIDS

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 ...[more]

Partners
- SIDS DOCK - Austrian Government - Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) - Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S...[more]
Priority areas
Ocean Industry Leadership and Collaboration for Ocean/SIDS Sustainable Development

The WOC will develop a cross-sectoral coalition of leadership companies to collaborate with other stakeholders on key SIDS sustainable development challenges, e.g. adaptation/resilience of ports to extreme events/sea level rise; increasing ocean knowledge through data collection from 'ships of oppor...[more]

Partners
World Ocean Council (WOC)
Priority areas
Ocean Technology Incubator

The Mauritius OTI would serve as a platform to attract scientists and entrepreneurs to use the waters of Mauritius as a test bed for the development of marine technologies. Three programmes have been identified, namely for 18-month, 24-month and three-year projects which would address the challenges...[more]

Partners
Advisory Council for Marine Renewable Energies, Mauritius Research Council (MRC), BOI
Priority areas
Oceania 21

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 P...[more]

Partners
New Caledonia, France, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Nauru, Niue, Palau,Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, P...[more]
Priority areas
Online higher degree in Sustainable Development and inter-university research programme on SIDS issues

The UCSIS, with the support of UNDESA and the Government of Spain developed an online Master of Science course on Sustainable Development which will be launched in 2014. The degree is targeted for students from UCSIS member universities and is supported by an IT platform developed for the universiti...[more]

Partners
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, The University of Malta, The University of Mauritius, The University of Seychelles, The University of The South Pacific, The University of The Virgin Isla...[more]
Priority areas
Organic Islands: Growing Our Future

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 o...[more]

Partners
Regional: SPC, Pacific Island Farmers Organisation network, USP, Pacific High Level Organics Group (PHLOG) Cook Islands- Titikaveka Growers Association Fiji- Fiji Organic Association, Teitei Taveu...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Energy Summit 2013

The Pacific Energy Summit 2013 had the following objectives:- Help Pacific island countries make progress towards their renewable energy targets- Provide a forum for Pacific island countries to present their energy plans and targets to attract donor and private sector investment and expertise to adv...[more]

Partners
Hosts: New Zealand Government and the European Union Sponsors: Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Australian Aid Programme Participants: - Heads of Government from the Cook Islands, Federated S...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Environment Community Fund

In May of 2009, Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Government of Japan at the 5th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM 5) in Hokkaido, Japan. At the PALM 5 Summit, Leaders issued the Islanders Hokkaido Declaration which reaffirmed Leaders commitment to collaborate and cooperate on a wide rang...[more]

Partners
Government of Japan, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Priority areas
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIF)

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is a Pacific-wide programme helping to provide sustainable financial services to low income households. By 2019 PFIP aims to have: - One million low-income people in the Pacific, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to appropriate/affordable f...[more]

Partners
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ILO, Australian Government, European Union (EU), ACP/EU Microfinance, New Zealand Aid Programme, Reserve B...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)

Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting is a summit-level meeting which has been held every three years since 1997. Leaders openly discuss various issues that Pacific Island Countries(PICs) are facing in order to build close cooperative relationships and forge a bond of friendship between Japan and PICs. T...[more]

Partners
Government of Japan in cooperation with Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnerships to Strengthen Gender, Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD)

This innovative project brings together a wide range of national, regional and global women and youth led CSOs and networks, along with representatives from National Women's Machineries (NWMs), other relevant Government ministries and departments, and High level State representatives from NY Mission...[more]

Partners
Co-convenors: Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Pacific Youth Council, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Partners include: The Women's Major Group on Sustainable Development, Fiji Women's Ri...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility

PRIF is a multi-agency coordination mechanism aimed at improving the delivery of development assistance from donors and development partners to the infrastructure sector in the Pacific region. PRIF supports infrastructure development and maintenance in twelve Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through ...[more]

Partners
Asian Development Bank, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, European Union, European Investment Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Waste Solutions

The partners bring together capabilities in research, innovation, product and systems development, commercialisation, waste and energy management. There are three key objectives that the partnership will focus its activities.1. Research current waste management methodologiesa. Implement a comprehens...[more]

Partners
Otago Polytechnic, Pacific Waste Solutions Limited, National University of Samoa.
Priority areas
Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-NETPlus)

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...[more]

Partners
PACE-Net PLUS Consortium members: Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD), France Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United-Kingdom The Australian National University (ANU), ...[more]
Priority areas
Parliamentarians Advancing Anti-Corruption through UNCAC

To strengthen the capacity, engagement, and mechanisms for parliamentary oversight of national Pacific countries' integrity and anti-corruption through the UN Convention Against Corruption and with integrity to attain national development priorities, with specific reference to the United Nations Glo...[more]

Partners
Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project UNDP UNODC National Democratic Institute
Priority areas
Partnership programme on renewable energy and climate change adaptation in the Pacific SIDS with Italy, Austria, Luxembourg and the Municipality of Milan

The partnership programme specifically addresses a burning issue for Pacific Small Island States, that of developing energy sources that are also environmentally sustainable. Overall, the initiative seeks to promote the use of green energy technologies, thereby providing solutions to i) the environm...[more]

Partners
Austria, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Luxembourg, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Italy, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Municipality of Milan, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Ni...[more]
Priority areas
Sailing in Partnership: Peace Boat Collaboration with AOSIS

International NGO Peace Boat offers our current ship, the Ocean Dream, as an around-the-world venue for advocacy action on the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as it sails the world on our educational and advocacy voyages. In the future, we will offer our new vessel, the Ec...[more]

Partners
Peace Boat Peace Boat Ecoship Project AOSIS Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
Priority areas
Samoa Renewable Energy Partnership Framework

At the Pacific Energy Summit held in Auckland in March 2013, the Government of Samoa (GoS) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NZ MFAT) decided to work in partnership to increase the generation of energy in Samoa from renewable sources.The goal is to have an efficient, reliable, safe, a...[more]

Partners
Samoa Electric Power Corporation, Government of Samoa, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Complementing: EU/NZ Energy Access Partnership Asian Development Bank
Priority areas
Secretariat of the Pacific Community - European Union Deep Sea Minerals Project (SPC-EU DSM Project)

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...[more]

Partners
Lead Agencies: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, European Union Participating Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Repu...[more]
Priority areas
SIDS civil society interregional policy and advocacy hub

The partnership which will create an interregional SIDS civil society policy and advocacy hub was further confirmed by the call from the Major Groups and other Stakeholder Forum which called for greater coordination and collaboration across SIDS.The partnership will seek to undertake three main obj...[more]

Partners
Pacific Islands Association for Non Governmental Organizations (PIANGO), Caribbean Policy Development Centre
Priority areas
SIDS Partnership in New Sustainable Technologies

The UNCSD SIDS Partnership in New Sustainable Technologies is an outgrowth of presentations made at UNSIDS in Barbados and UNSIDS in Mauritius. The Partnership held several events at CSD at UN Headquarters which were regarded by the UNCSD staff as the most successful presentations ever held there. T...[more]

Partners
It is not possible to list all partners in this space, as we are producing a work with nearly a hundred authors and organizations. The Global Coral Reef Alliance, and the Soil Carbon Alliance play lea...[more]
Priority areas
SIDS Youth AIMS Hub

SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH) is a youth-led non-governmental organisation focused on advancing and implementing youth-led sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) found in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region. Owing to the geographical di...[more]

Partners
SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), ENL Foundation, U.S. Embassy of Port Louis, UNESCO
Priority areas
South-South Technology Transfer Facility for SIDS

The main purpose of the Facility is to transfer technologies from providers to recipient SIDS with support from UNOSSC's South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) platform. Such technologies range across various areas as sustainable agriculture, infrastructure, global health, dair...[more]

Partners
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing ...[more]
Priority areas
Strengthening Energy Grid Stability to promote energy efficiency in the Caribbean

The overall objective of this project is to reduce the carbon footprint of the Caribbean sub-region through the improvements in energy security. More specifically, it will:- assess the current status of electric grids in five countries of the Caribbean sub-region with a view to making recommendation...[more]

Partners
CDCC, CARICOM
Priority areas
Strengthening the Technical Capacity of Public Finance Managers in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Manage their Public Finances.

The partnership's objective is to increase the capacity of policy makers and public finance managers in the selected countries to apply the methods and techniques of the training and resource materials to improve the management their public finances to more effectively control deficits and debt and ...[more]

Partners
Instituto Latinamericano y del Caribe de Planificacion Economia y Social (ILPES), the University of the West Indies Consulting (UWI Consulting), CARTAC, Private Consultants and experts in the field.
Priority areas
Sustainable Consumption and Production for SIDS Initiative (within the 10YFP)

i. Facilitate the preparation and implementation of national SCP Plans and sub-regional coordination planning frameworks for SIDS, including the promotion of lifecycle based and integrated planning methods (e.g. Coastal Tourism Development on the basis of ICZM and Carrying Capacity) into national an...[more]

Partners
UNEP, 10YFP, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Mauritius, Samoa, Barbados, Jamaica, Seychelles, Comoros
Priority areas
Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas

In 2013 Sustainable Travel International saw an opportunity to bring individual destinations together in an effort to collaboratively address the challenges of climate vulnerability, environmental degradation, and reliance on tourism - to be known as the Sustainable Destination Alliance for the Ame...[more]

Partners
• Sustainable Travel International (convener and lead) • United States Permanent Mission to the OAS • Organization of American States • Caribbean Tourism Organization • Royal Caribbean Cruises Lt...[more]
Priority areas
Sustainable Living

There has emerged in recent years the prioritization of sustainable production and consumption patters as a key driver of sustainable development. There has also emerged during the preparations of the SIDS Conference and the Post-2015 Development Agenda recognition of culture as an enabler of sustai...[more]

Partners
YWAM International, Governments (Samoa, PNG, Kiribati, and Tuvalu); Communities (Samoa, PNG, Tonga, Vanuatu); KOICA; UN
Priority areas
Sustainable Pearls: Fostering Marine Conservation and Livelihoods in the Pacific.

Cultured pearl farming and surrounding services have become a vital source of income and significantly contributed to economic development in a large number of remote coastal communities in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. More recently, Fiji and Micronesia have attempted to emulate these suce...[more]

Partners
Sustainable Pearls, Dr. Saleem Ali (University of Queensland), Dr. Laurent Cartier (University of Basel), Julie Nash (University of Vermont), Dr. Satoshi Murao (AIST), J. Hunter Fiji Pearls, Micronesi...[more]
Priority areas
The UK/Samoa Biogas project

The British High Commission in Wellington has a strong interest in supporting community projects in Samoa that involve renewable energy, enhanced climate resilience and the potential for building sustainable economic opportunity. Building on our biogas projects of 2012 (below) on 21 October 2013 th...[more]

Partners
United Kingdom Samoa
Priority areas
Tourism Development

Under the theme Sustainable Economic Development, the Partnership has collaborated through the EU-funded Pacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Programme (PRTCBP) for tourism development in the Pacific and will seek further opportunities for collaboration in the following areas:(i) Support the d...[more]

Partners
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Delegation of the Eropean Union for the Pacific (EU)
Priority areas
Travel Foundation, The (formerly The Sustainable Tourism Initiative)

To create a step-change in the implementation of sustainable tourism practices by the UK outbound tourism industry, and to build the foundation for an ongoing process of continual improvement and engagement, by: - Increasing the economic benefits from tourism by promotion of sustainable livelihoods...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of Cyprus - Cyprus Tourism Organization Government of Gambia - The Gambia Tourism Authority Government of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Department o...[more]
Priority areas
UN Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD)

The United Nations Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD) brings together the tourism-specific experiences and expertise of each of its members with a view to creating synergies for a more coordinated, effective and efficient delivery of technical assistance to developing countries, t...[more]

Partners
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the International Labor Organization (ILO); the International Trade Center (ITC); the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);...[more]
Priority areas
UNEP Live

UNEP Live (www.unep.org/uneplive) is a common knowledge infrastructure, built on advances in technology, to connect individual efforts with collective intelligence and understanding (within and outside the United Nations) to share authoritative environment and other data and knowledge. UNEP Live ser...[more]

Partners
UNEP, Global, regional and national data providers
Priority areas
UNEP Montreal Protocol OzonAction Programme

Under the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, countries worldwide are taking specific, time-targeted actions to reduce and eliminate the production and consumption of man-made chemicals that destroy the stratospheric ozone layer, Earth’s protective shield. The objective of ...[more]

Partners
Partners: Governments: UNEP-Montreal Protocol Compliance Programme works and supports all SIDS in sustaining Montreal Protocol Compliance. Australia | Multilateral Fund | Canada | Multilateral...[more]
Priority areas
WIPO GREEN

WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by promoting skill and technology sharing. WIPO GREEN consists of an online database and network that brings together a wide range of players in the green technology innovation value chain, and conn...[more]

Partners
ADB, AUTM, Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Cambridge IP, DKPTO, EACIN, EcoMachines Incubator, Environmental Law Institutor, FICPI, FORTEC, GIVEWATTS, HKTDC, IPEX-C, ICC, ICTSD, infoDev/World Bank, Innovation...[more]
Priority areas
WIPO Patent Landscape Reports

WIPO Patent Landscape Reports is a WIPO activity which was launched in 2010 as a Development Agenda Project "Developing Tools for Facilitating Access to Patent Information", adopted by the WIPO Committee for Development and Intellectual Property. Its objective is facilitating access of developing an...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority areas
Young Development Bank Network

Young Development Bank (YDB) is an international platform with its headquarter in Hong Kong. YDB strives to enhance intellectual resource mobilization in global youth development and empower young changemakers through disruptive innovations and knowledge sharing. We work to assist the young leaders ...[more]

Partners
Young Development Bank; Young Development Times, 30 youth focal points in all the regions
Priority areas
Overview
Development models in small island developing States for the implementation of sustainable development and poverty eradication
Economic growth and the job creation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been hindered by various factors - the global economic crisis, plunge in foreign direct investment, trade imbalances, increased indebtedness, the lack of communication technology infrastructure networks, and limited human and institutional capacity.

The outcome document is calling for supports on pursuing green economy policies for SIDS who want; invest in education and training, as well as infrastructure; foster entrepreneurship and innovation; enhance the capacity and development impact of the financial services industry; create decent jobs through private and public projects and encourage entrepreneurs to initiate environmentally sound business; promote information and communications technologies; promote gender equality; and develop policies that enable business to take sustainable development initiatives. Furthermore, addressing debt sustainability is important for smooth transition for SIDS that have graduated from least developed country (LDC) status.

Sustainable tourism
Promoting sustainable tourism in SIDS is crucial as it is one of the main economic pillars for many SIDS. The SAMOA Pathway is calling for the following actions: develop and implement policies that promote sustainable tourism; diversify sustainable tourism through products and services; develop policies to ensure local communities to gain optimum benefits from tourism; design and implement participatory measures to enhance employment opportunities.
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