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
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Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability – He Nohona ‘Ae‘oia

The Aloha+ Challenge is a shared statewide leadership commitment to build a more secure, sustainable and resilient future for Hawaiʻi by achieving six sustainability targets by 2030, which include: 1. Clean Energy: 70 percent clean energy – 40 percent from renewables and 30 percent from effi...[more]

Partners
Government 1. State of Hawai‘i 2. City & County of Honolulu 3. County of Hawai‘i 4. County of Kaua‘i 5. County of Maui 6. Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture 7. Hawai‘i Department of Health 8. H...[more]
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Alternative Indicators of Well-being for Melanesia

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.

Partners
Vanuatu National Statistics Office; Vanuatu Cultural Council; Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs; Vanuatu Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination; Solomon Islands Na...[more]
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
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
FAO and CARICOM

FAO has partnered with CARICOM through Letters of Agreement and joint projects to address a number of issues, including: food and nutrition security, agricultural health and food safety, land and water management systems and disaster risk management. Significant outputs from the collaboration inclu...[more]

Partners
FAO, CARICOM
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FAO and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)

FAO is collaborating with CANARI, in piloting a mentoring programme for forest based communities to help them develop their ideas into successful business models. The training not only improves technical skills in producing a product but also increases the capacity of the group to successfully place...[more]

Partners
FAO, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
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FAO and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

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 ...[more]

Partners
FAO, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Priority areas
Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (under GPA)

The accelerated use of nitrogen and phosphorous is at the centre of a complex web of development benefits and environmental problems. They are key to crop production and half of the world’s food security is dependent on nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer use. But excess nutrients from fertilizers, ...[more]

Partners
UNEP, GEF
Priority areas
Global Partnership on Waste Management (GPWM)

The GPWM is an open-ended partnership for international organizations, Governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and NGOs. It was launched in November 2010 to enhance international cooperation among stakeholders, identify and fill information gaps, share information and strengthen awarene...[more]

Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (B...[more]
Priority areas
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate...[more]

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO...[more]
Priority areas
Islands and Oceans Net (IO Net)

The declaration was adopted at the Side Event "Towards a new dialogue for the better conservation and management of islands and their surrounding ocean areas" held from 11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 3 September 2014. It is intended to declare - to reaffirm the importance of and our commitment to promoting...[more]

Partners
The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) together with technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders
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
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]
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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
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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
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]
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Overview
Sustainable consumption and production is an essential requirement for sustainable development. Although developed countries are expected to take the lead, it is important to take into account the special needs of the SIDS and to ensure that their development is not impeded.

The SAMOA Pathway promotes efforts of SIDS to develop and implement programmes under the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, with particular attention to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, sustainable tourism, waste management, food and nutrition, lifecycles, education for sustainable development and linkages in the supply chain to promote rural development.
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