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
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
Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project

The Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) sought to catalyze the transition to low carbon economies and sustainable energy sectors through the provision of energy efficient lighting to communities in the Eastern Caribbean. The project assisted countries in removing the policy, capacit...[more]

Partners
United Nations Development Programme, Government of all participating countries (Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis), Caribbean Community ...[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
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
Government House Solar in Saint Lucia

The Government of Saint Lucia is partnering with Solar Head of State to install solar panels on the public residence of the Governor-General, Government House. This is part of the island’s target to generate 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% by 2030. This project will be...[more]

Partners
Government of Saint Lucia, Solar Head of State, Carbon War Room, Free Island Energy, Noah Energy, Sungevity
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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
The outcome document recalls that the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have identified their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda in the outcome document of the interregional preparatory meeting for the third International Conference on SIDS, as further refined in the present outcome document, the SAMOA Pathway recognizes the need to give due consideration to those priorities in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.
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