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
Bridging Broadband Barriers for SIDS sustainable development

The goal of this high level dialogue is to understand the issues of the digital divide, and bridge this divide through projects that focus on satellite connectivity providing broadband to remote islands and rural areas in small island developing states (SIDS) and foster partnerships to ensure concre...[more]

Partners
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Priority areas
Bridging the GAP: Driving partnerships for the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The Global Action Programme on ESD pursues the overall objective to use ESD as a key driver for contributing to the resilience and sustainability of Societies. The Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme will bring together ESD stakeholders from different world regions to exchange experience...[more]

Partners
Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). In the course of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) UNESCO has...[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
Centre for Samoan Studies and the Pacific Leadership Program (Samoa)

The objectives of the CSS-PLP (Samoa) partnership are:- Promote a culture of discussion, debate and dialogue on current issues which affect modern and future developments in Samoa.- Conduct research in the aforementioned areas.

Partners
Australian Government, Centre for Samoan Studies
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
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) – most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need...[more]

Partners
111 Partners, 50 State and REIO, 16 IGO and 45 NGO partners (as of April 2016). Full list: http://ccacoalition.org/en/partners
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
CPLP (Multilateral Forum between Lusophone countries)

The three general objectives, as defined in the Community bylaws, are: political and diplomatic coordination among its members; economic, social, cultural, legal, technical and scientific cooperation; and promotion and diffusion of the Portuguese language.This partnership has a direct impact on 4 SI...[more]

Partners
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guiné Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Pí­ncipe, Timor-Leste
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 UNFPA

This partnership revolved around monitoring of the Cairo Programme of action in the area of the International Conference on Population and Development. ECLAC and UNFPA jointly convened a meeting that monitored many social themes such as migration, HIV AIDS and Caribbean demographics.

Partners
ECLAC and UNFPA
Priority areas
Education for sustainable development in the Indian ocean region

- Presentation of sensitization activities conducted from 2012 to 2014 in the indian ocean region within the ISLANDS project (IOC)- Presentation of good practices conducted in the region

Partners
- Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Comoros - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Club Vintsy and WWf - Madagascar - Ministry of education - BEC schools - Mauritius - DE...[more]
Priority areas
Engaging Parliamentarians as Advocates with civil society to progress SRHR and ICPD in the Pacific SIDS

AFPPD in partnership with IPPF and Pacific Parliaments has trialled a post election module in Building Capacity of Pacific Island Parliamentarians to Advocate for ICPD and SRHR in Tonga and Cook Islands Parliaments. We also provide opportunities to build advocacy and knowledge skills of parliamentar...[more]

Partners
IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) EASEOR Cook Islands Parliament, Tonga Parliament, Maldives Parliament, Kiribati Parliament, Australian and New Zealand Parliamentary Groups on Popul...[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
FarmBiz Youth

Across the Pacific, more can be done to create entrepreneurial society where owning and running a business can be considered a credible career path for both men and women, however education and training through formal schooling is not sufficient. Investing in developing entrepreneurial skills of you...[more]

Partners
Poutasi Development Trust Tindall Foundation Small Business Enterprise Centre Samoa Chamber of Commerce Samoa National Youth Council International Labour Organisation
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 Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)

GUPES, the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability, is UNEP’s flagship program on environmental education as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-14. Launched in June 2012, in the lead up to Rio+20 and as part of the joint UN Higher...[more]

Partners
UNEP
Priority areas
Grenada Sustainable Farmers' Night Market Network

This partnership that promotes sustainability has been on-going since 2003. It went into dormancy for some time but has been revived in 2014 and has been expanded with new partners. The principal goal is to assist participating rural business, organizations and groups, with ways and means to earn...[more]

Partners
St. Andrew's Progressive Farmer Association (NGO) Germaine's Plant Sanctuary (small business) Grenada Rural Women Producers (NGO) Neanganfioux Organic Farm (small business) The Goat Dairy (NGO)...[more]
Priority areas
Harnessing Science Technology and Innovation (STI) for resilience building of SIDS

Rationale: The SIDS in SADC namely, Comoros Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar are fragile and prone to climate change variation but are endowed with ocean biodiversity which are unsustainably been exploited. Growth and sustainability of these economies can be achieved by sustainably harnessing th...[more]

Partners
Governments of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles Ministries of Education Science and Technology Universities Research Institutions Private sector Southern Africa Development Communit...[more]
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
HIV/AIDS prevention – Joint United Nations Team on AIDS (JUNTA)

UNAIDS is a leader in the global AIDS response, with the unique ability to address HIV from multiple perspectives, and draw on the experience and expertise of its 11 cosponsors.UNAIDS partners with the UN system, governments, people living with HIV, civil society, the private sector, financing insti...[more]

Partners
UNHCR UNICEF WFP UNDP UNFPA UNODC UN Women ILO UNESCO WHO The World Bank
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 youth employability in the Dominican Republic

The Government of Chile, together with trilateral partners GIZ and USAID, is initiating two new projects to support youth employability in the Dominican Republic. From 2007 through 2013, AGCI and GIZ successfully implemented two previous projects in this area with the Dominican Republic, and the two...[more]

Partners
Chilean International Cooperation Agency FOSIS-Solidarity and Social Investment Fund of Chile Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development of the Dominican...[more]
Priority areas
Leadership for Rural and Urban Young Women

The programme seeks to build the capacity and confidence of individual women, particularly rural and urban young women, to participate in decision-making processes and asume positions of leadership, building on existing successful programmes. The programme also invests in the capacity of women's org...[more]

Partners
International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Priority areas
Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in SIDS

The partnership was initiated at an international conference on the theme of Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in Small Island States at the University of Bristol in July 2014. The objective of this partnership is to support a wider global process of learning from the sharp en...[more]

Partners
Organisations with lead contact individual in brackets: University of Bristol Education in Small States Research Group (Professor Michael Crossley and Terra Sprague) University of Bristol Cabot Inst...[more]
Priority areas
Love Your Coast Open Sourced Capacity Building through Sport and the Environment Programs

This partnership will build the capacity of communities in Small Island Developing States to tackle marine debris, water quality, non-communicable diseases, disaster risk reduction and organisational management/quality assurance for development projects.Partnering with Olympic committees for program...[more]

Partners
The International Olympic Committee, The Oceania National Olympic Committees, The Global Partnership for Marine Litter, The Global Partnership for Nutrient Management, The Volunteer Army Foundation (M...[more]
Priority areas
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

“If we view our Earth as an island it becomes apparent that we must change course to ensure a healthy, sustainable world.” Nainoa Thompson, Master Navigator of the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia crew, President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Member of the Ocean Elders.In May 2014, as we cele...[more]

Partners
• Global Island Partnership (www.glispa.org), co-chaired by the Presidents of Seychelles, Palau and Prime Minister of Grenada • Governor Neil Abercrombie and the State of Hawai`i, USA • Hawai`i Gree...[more]
Priority areas
MCA-CVII Infrastructure Grant Facility's Social Access Fund (FAS)

Cabo Verde is an extremely water-scarce country plagued by inadequate, fragmented, and poorly managed water and sanitation resources. Part of MCC's five-year $66 million compact with Cabo Verde will implement crucial water sector reforms and will invest in infrastructure to expand access to cl...[more]

Partners
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Millennium Challenge Account-Cabo Verde II (MCA-CV II)/Government of Cabo Verde The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) GETF, Implementing Partner for TCCA...[more]
Priority areas
New Colombo Plan - Pacific Coordination Network

In a broad sense, this partnership will allow for the coordination of student and staff mobility activity between the - State, Society & Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) at the Australian National University (ANU) and partner institutions across the Pacific, under the Australian Government's New Colom...[more]

Partners
- State, Society & Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) at the Australian National University (ANU) - National University of Samoa (NUS) - University of the South Pacific (USP) - Fiji National University...[more]
Priority areas
Occupational Safety and Health South-South Partnership

The ILO has been facilitating collaboration and providing technical/financial support between the government of Fiji and PNG with a view to building the capacity of PNG to (a) develop new and effective OSH legislation and (b) the capacity of their OSH and labour inspectorates. This is particularly i...[more]

Partners
ILO, Fiji, Papua New Guinea
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
Pacific Biosphere Reserves Network: A tool for Exchange and Cooperation

The dialogue is an existing partnership focusing on biodiversity for sustainable development to be recognised and showcased during the third SIDS Conference. The UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) have adopted years ago an inclusive and holist...[more]

Partners
UNDP, SPREP, IUCN, WWF, Jeju Korea, Pacific SIDS
Priority areas
Pacific Health Development Team: Bilateral Institutional Linkage Programme

Counties Manukau District Health Board has an Institutional Linkage Programme with Samoa National Health Services which supports the development of improved and sustainable health services. This programme focuses on strengthening the governance and management of clinical and whole of systems health ...[more]

Partners
Counties Manukau District Health Board New Zealand Samoa National Health Services Samoa
Priority areas
Pacific Heritage Hub

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 Work...[more]

Partners
Pacific: Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Island Museum Association (PIMA) Commission on Environmental, Ec...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Island Women Caucus

The Pacific Islands Women's Caucus is a network of women parliamentarians, women's rights organisations and women's rights activists aiming to increase the voice and influence of Pacific Women in democratic processes and decision making to advance women's rights and development justice in the Pacif...[more]

Partners
Women parliamentarian, women's organisations and activists of the following countries: Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Island, Cook Island, Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Marshall Island, Timor-Leste.
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 Islands Universities Research Network

Our objective is to enhance research, innovation and collaboration to better serve the needs and aspirations of Pacific communities. We will meet this object, and hence contribute to the sustainable development of SIDS by pursuing the following goals:GoalsValidate and generate knowledge through rese...[more]

Partners
Fiji National University; National University of Samoa; Pacific Adventist University; PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment; PNG University of Technology; The University of the Sou...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific NCD Partnership for a Multi-sector Approach to Prevent and Control NCDs (Pacific NCD Partnership)

The Partnership's objective is to strengthen and coordinate the necessary capacity and expertise to support Pacific SIDS to significantly progress the prevention and control of NCDs in order to meet the globally agreed NCD targets, in particular through: 1.Advocating for the necessary political will...[more]

Partners
Pacific Island Forum Leaders, Pacific Ministers of Health, Pacific Islands Permanent Missions at the UN, PICTs, SPC, PIFS, WHO, UNDP, World Bank, Australia DFAT, NZAP, US Department of State, NCD Alli...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Ocean Alliance

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 proce...[more]

Partners
PIFS, SPC, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Conservation International [this list will be expanded on and confirmed during consultation phase]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnership for Action on Safe Water and Sanitation

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 ...[more]

Partners
Proposed Partners: Governments: Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisations: e.g. CROP Associations: e.g. Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) etc. ...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management (PPISWM)

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 coo...[more]

Partners
Governments Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisations Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), South Pacific Regional Env...[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 Youth Development Framework Partnership (PYDF Partnership)

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 particip...[more]

Partners
SPC (regional coordination), PYC, UNFPA, IPPF, PIFS, WHO, ILO,CYP, FAO, 350 Org, UNICEF, UNDP, SPREP, GIZ
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
PALOP-TL

Promote and improve dialogue and cooperation between PALOP-TL in general with a focus on certain thematic areas:Good Governance (Efficiency and transparency in Economic and social governance), Democracy, Employment and Vocational Training. Health, Promotion of Culture.This partnership has a direct i...[more]

Partners
Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tomé e Príncipe, Timor-Leste (UNDP has been a major partner in the implementation of programmes)
Priority areas
Poutasi Development Trust

(a) Providing employment opportunities; (b) Furthering education; (c) Developing skills; (d) Promoting and caring for the environment; (e) Fostering prosperity in Poutasi; (f) Promoting good health and improved nutrition; (g) Promoting a self-sustaining lifestyle (non-reliance on remittances); (...[more]

Partners
Poutasi Development Trust (PDT) The Tindall Foundation (TTF) New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)
Priority areas
R.E.E.F. HOUSE: an Eco-Center for Tuvalu

A center for ecology and environmental education is needed for Tuvalu, a small island nation whose present and future is affected by the changing climate. Community-based climate change adaptation has been identified as the most effective strategy for the future of the citizens of Tuvalu. TuCAN in...[more]

Partners
Equator Initiative, WIN (World Network of Indigenous and local community lamed and sea managers), Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN),
Priority areas
Rebuilding Education in Haiti

The main objective of this partnership is to help the reconstruction of the primary school "Republic of Chile," where 584 girls study. This is one of the few public schools in Haiti, a country in which about half of the population is illiterate. The school was severely damaged after the earthquake ...[more]

Partners
Chilean International Cooperation Agency Government of Haiti (Education Ministry) Komatsu Cummins (private company) America Solidaria (NGO) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (private Chil...[more]
Priority areas
SANDWATCH - a Global Observatory of Changing Environments in SIDS based on citizen science

Coasts and beaches are highly dynamic environments of critical importance to the economic, socio-cultural and bio-physical integrity of SIDS. During recent decades, these environments have been subjected to an increasing rate of change due to urbanisation and expanding coastal development, as well a...[more]

Partners
Sandwatch is an international partnership between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Sandwatch Foundation, University of Puerto Rico, together with othe...[more]
Priority areas
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a Movement, led by countries, committed to the understanding that good nutrition is the best investment of the future. The political leaders of SUN countries agree to engage all sectors of central and local governments in efforts to improve nutrition. Their governmen...[more]

Partners
Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic...[more]
Priority areas
Scholarships for Health

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel is preparing to provide around twenty scholarships over the course of five years) to outstanding candidates from the Caribbean and Pacific regions to attend the International Master of Public Health Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The ...[more]

Partners
(1) MASHAV, The Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel; (2) The Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of the Hebrew University of ...[more]
Priority areas
Sea Mercy - Remote Island Service Delivery Platform

Sea Mercy is a US based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to "stand in the gap" with service delivery vessels, trained health volunteers, support equipment, and critical care services as island nations develop their "outer island" infrastructures. Due to distance and a lack of service d...[more]

Partners
Sea Mercy is currently partnered and has an active service deliver program with the Health Ministries of: The Republic of Fiji The Kingdom of Tonga
Priority areas
Seeing Blue: Youth Vision for the Ocean

Seeing Blue was launched as an ongoing initiative to create a dialogue based and action driven caucus to protect the ocean and address the issue of marine debris and misuse. As a Small Island Developing State, Mauritius's identity and economy are inexorably tied up with the health of its oceans. How...[more]

Partners
Co-organisers: Port Louis Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community and the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH). Supported by: ENL Foundation, Indian Ocean Commission, Reef Conservation Socie...[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
SIDS Youth Network

Vision and mission of the SIDS Youth Network is to create a sustainable network that promotes and facilitates knowledge sharing, youth participation, collaboration and friendship within and between SIDS.

Partners
Major Group for Children and Youth, Pacific Youth Network, Caribbean Youth Network, AIMS Youth Network, UNESCO, UNICEF
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
Supporting Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the Pacific

To support Ministries of Education and other Institutions to provide quality and comprehensive approaches to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education at primary and secondary school levels.The program will contribute to the development of future Pacific Island leaders who are sensitized to the...[more]

Partners
UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, Governments of Samoa, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Priority areas
Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States

The UNESCO Category 2 Centre for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States aims to generate and transfer scientific and technical knowledge related to sustainable water management in the Caribbean Island States, so as to improve the capacities for a more efficient ...[more]

Partners
1) Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2) UNESCO Chair on Water, Gender and Governance, Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (IGl...[more]
Priority areas
The Pacific Energy Advisory Group (PEAG)

This is an existing partnership that has demonstrated an effective institutional arrangement as a platform where PSIDS and its developments partners, regional agencies and the private sector come together on an annual basis to share best practices, to foster joint activities and minimize costs and ...[more]

Partners
Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific, Energy Industry, Development Partners and PSIDS
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
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)

The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of H...[more]

Partners
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes in the Pacific region. This includes: - World Health Organization (WHO) - United Nations Development Programme (UND...[more]
Priority areas
Uripiv Island Melakel Vanuatu: Climate Change Adaptation Responses and Resilience

Areas of Impact and Scope of Youth in Building Resilience Engaging Ni-Vanuatu youth in learning and action that combines environmental and climate change education with hands-on experiential learning projects related to climate change adaptation and resilience in Vanuatu which the youth present in t...[more]

Partners
Dorosday Kenneth Dhressen, Director of Women's Affairs Republic of Vanuatu James Bule, Minister for Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management R...[more]
Priority areas
Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC)

The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) is a network of small countries committed to the collaborative development of free content resources for use in an educational context. Participating countries focus on the collaborative development of post-secondary, skills-related...[more]

Partners
All participating countries contribute their available resources and expertise to the VUSSC initiative. The small states (usually defined as having populations of fewer than 1.5 million) make up two-t...[more]
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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
Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Papua New Guinea)

Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential...[more]

Partners
International Trade Centre (ITC) World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Papua New Guinea Small Business Develo...[more]
Priority areas
Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Samoa)

Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential...[more]

Partners
International Trade Centre (ITC) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Samoa Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Samoa
Priority areas
Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Vanuatu)

Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential...[more]

Partners
International Trade Centre (ITC) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme, Vanuatu Government of Vanuatu Asso...[more]
Priority areas
Women's Economic Empowerment Driving Sustainable Development in SIDS

UN Women and its partners believe that women's economic empowerment is a catalyst and prerequisite for sustainable development. Enhancing women's economic development can boost the economic growth in SIDS, promote social development for women and the entire population, cushion climate change impacts...[more]

Partners
Market Vendors Government and Local and Provincial Governments of Solomon Islands Government and Local and Provincial Governments of Vanuatu Government and Local Governments of Fiji Government of Papu...[more]
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World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR)

Established in 2012, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves aims to study, implement and disseminate island and coastal strategies to preserve biodiversity and heritage, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. This network is form...[more]

Partners
UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), MAB National Committees, local governments, and the following Biosphere Reserves: Noosa (Australia), Mata Atlantica (Brazil), Juan Fernandez (Chile), Na...[more]
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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
Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC)

The United Nations Secretary-General gives priority to the elimination of hunger. This requires comprehensive efforts to ensure that every man, woman and child enjoy their Right to Adequate Food; women are empowered; priority is given to family farming; and food systems everywhere are sustainable ...[more]

Partners
International Labour Organization (ILO) Think Eat Save Save Food Farming First Ending Hunger The Hunger Project International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) Thousand Days (1,000 Days) Musl...[more]
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Overview
Health is a precondition for and an outcome and indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development. However, an increasing trend of communicable and non-communicable diseases is a serious threat globally, and poses a great challenge to Small Island Developing States with limited capacity to cope with it.

The SAMOA Pathway calls for the development of national programmes and policies to strengthen health systems, promote universal health coverage, distribution of medical supplies, and incentivizing people to lead healthier lives; establish 10-year targets and strategies to reverse the spread of the NCDs; enhance monitoring and accountability mechanisms; hold joint biennial meetings of ministers of health to respond to NCDs; and fight against HIV and other existing and emerging diseases, and to reduce maternal and child mortality.
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