A corporate programme of the GEF implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Reduced vulnerability and increased adaptative capacity of communities and disable persons to manage the additional risks of climate change. The partnerships will achieve its goals and objectives through the implementation of a portfolio of CBA projects in all participating SIDS countries. The sele...[more]

Partners
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN) through the Global Partnerships for Small Islands Developing States (GLIPSA), a...[more]
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
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]
Priority areas
Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS - Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has funded a full sized project to support 6 participating Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of which 2 are located in the Atlantic Ocean (Cape Verde and Sao Tome & Principe) and 4 are located in the Indian Ocean (Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles)...[more]

Partners
Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP, UNDP, UNOPS
Priority areas
Blue Carbon Initiative

The initiative aims at achieving the following overall targets by 2025:- Reversing the current trend of the degradation of marine and coastal habitats and maintaining the amount of carbon sequestration;- Significantly increasing the area of Blue Carbon ecosystems under effective ecosystem-based mana...[more]

Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Conservation International International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) United Nations Educa...[more]
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
Building Capacities for Increased Public Investment in Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Building capacities for increased public investment in integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction is an initiative of UNISDR, supported by a variety of partners including the European Commission, Japan, UNDP, World Bank, JICA, among others, working with a number of SIDS across ...[more]

Partners
Caribbean: 7 East Caribbean Countries Indian Ocean: 3 Countries Pacific: Regional system (20 countries) plus Fiji, Solomon, and PNG UNISDR UNDP World Bank JICA European Union European Commissi...[more]
Priority areas
Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Financing Facility (CCRIF)

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Financing Facility (CCRIF) is a risk pooling facility with sixteen Caribbean members: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinida...[more]

Partners
World Bank, Japan, European Union, United Kingdom, France, the Caribbean Development Bank and the governments of Ireland, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Island...[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
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 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
Climate Change platform

Sustainable development of Small Island Developing StatesThe objective of this partnership is to enhance resilience to climate change and extreme weather events- This platform will serve as a repository for regional climate change information and data and will help in sound decision making.- It will...[more]

Partners
Indian Ocean Commission, Japan International Cooperation Agency, United Nations Development Programme, WIOCC, Relevant Ministries and Departments from member states of Indian Ocean Commission and East...[more]
Priority areas
Climate Resilient Islands Partnership: An Inter-Regional Partnership on Climate Change Planning and Finance in Small Island Developing States

The Partnership implements South/South exchanges and cross-regional learning that strengthen the regional institutional framework supporting climate change planning and finance at the national level within Small Island Developing States (SIDS).Specifically, the Partnership will achieve: 1. Shared s...[more]

Partners
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Indian Ocean Commission Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Commonwealth Secretariat
Priority areas
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

CTCN Mission:To build or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify technology needsTo facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies to support action on mitigation and adaptationTo enhance low-emission and climate-resilient development(source: ...[more]

Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bariloche Foundation (BF) Council for Scientific and ...[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
Community Disaster & Climate Risk Management Programme

NDMO in consortium with other governmental authorities and local NGOs created unified system to approach DRR in the Samoan communities. Red Cross offered some of the specific trainings. ADRA Samoa is currently implementing provided program. CDCRM is expected to be continued and implemented by other ...[more]

Partners
ADRA Samoa, NDMO, Red Cross, Civil Society Support Group (European Union & AusAid), Samoa Bureau of Statistics
Priority areas
Coral Triangle Support Partnership; Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation

- Establishment of foundational scientific tools and provision of technical assistance to understand how these tools can be used. The foundational scientific tools include satellite mapping of coral reefs and nearshore ecosystem; baseline data on ocean acidification to monitor the effects and impact...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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
Digicel Pacific and UNISDR Pacific Partnership: Strengthening Businesses Resiliency & Disaster Preparedness

Digicel Pacific and UNISDR will promote the need and value of business resiliency in the Pacific by jointly engaging the private sector through advocating and showcasing disaster preparedness measures. Our aim is to provide opportunity for businesses to be empowered with knowledge and understanding ...[more]

Partners
Digicel Pacific, UNISDR Pacific
Priority areas
Disaster Risk Management in the Islands of the Indian Ocean

The partnership focuses on strengthening the capacity of the islands of the Indian Ocean member of the Indian Ocean Commission and Zanzibar Island of the United Republic of Tanzania to reduce their vulnerability, exposure and protect the population of the region against loss and damage that result f...[more]

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island , Zanzibar/Tanzania, European Union, French Development Agency, Australian Government, UNISDR, World Bank
Priority areas
ECLAC and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

This partnership realised the conduct of regional economic and social assessments of the impacts of climate change in the agriculture, coastal and marine, energy, health, tourism and water sectors. The estimated projections of the economic and social costs of climate change to the Caribbean subregi...[more]

Partners
ECLAC and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
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
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
Enhancing South-South cooperation for capacity building in science: Towards Economic Resilience to Natural Shocks in the Pacific and Southeast Asia

The Government of Malaysia and the United Nations for Education, Sciences, Culture and Communications Organization (UNESO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th November 2011 under the Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation. The MOU was initiated in 2009 by the Honorable Datoā€™ Sri Najib Tun Raza...[more]

Partners
UNESCO, National University of Malaysia (UKM), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, Secretariat o...[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 (Aēores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Priority areas
Faculty of Ocean Studies

As the understanding of the ocean and marine environment is critical for the sustainable development of SIDS, Mauritius, in line with the Ocean Economy Roadmap, is spearheading the establishment of a Faculty for Oceans which would not only help build the skills base of youth and mature students from...[more]

Partners
University of Mauritius - Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) - Board of Investment (BOI) Planned Partnerships - University of Aberdeen - University of Southampton - University of Delaware -...[more]
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
Priority areas
FFRE Transition Workshop Series

In 2011 the Secretary General launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative that has three objectives to be achieved by 2030: ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in...[more]

Partners
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), DSD, UNDESA Water, Energy and Capacity Development Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), ...[more]
Priority areas
Generation and Delivery of Renewable Energy based Modern Energy Service: the Case of Isla de la Juventud

The overall objective of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting renewable energy technologies based power generation through business models in Cuba and other small island nations that are very sensitive to global warming, as well as adding to the energy security of these na...[more]

Partners
GEF, UNEP, UNIDO, CUBAENERGIA (Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, CITMA), GEPROP, Ministerio de Industria Basica (MINBAS), Ministerio del Comercio Exterior y la Inversion Extranjera (MIN...[more]
Priority areas
German Strategic Cooperation with SIDS on Biodiversity and Forestry

Over the last years Germany has significantly stepped up its commitment for biodiversity and has more than doubled finical support for developing countries in this regard. In 2013 Germany has provided over 500 Mi for the protection of forests and other ecosystems worldwide. German development cooper...[more]

Partners
In Particular: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Secretariat of the Pacific Commission (SPC), CCCCC, Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), The Nature Conservancy, Glob...[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 Adaptation Network (GAN)

The overall objective of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) is to help build climate resilience of vulnerable communities, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge for adaptation.The GAN has three main areas of work:1. Improving the availability and accessibility of knowledge ...[more]

Partners
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Asian Development Bank (ADB) Japan United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Stockholm Environment Institute Institute for Global...[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 Mercury Partnership

The overall goal of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is to protect human health and the global environment from the release of mercury and its compounds by minimizing and, where feasible, ultimately eliminating global, anthropogenic mercury releases to air, water and land. The Partnership curren...[more]

Partners
UNEP (Sponsor): Governments Burkina Faso Cambodia Canada Cōte d'Ivoire Czech Republic Georgia Germany Iraq Italy (Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute for Atmospheric Pollution) Liber...[more]
Priority areas
Global Ocean Acidification - Observing Network (GOA-ON)

The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) is an existing global ocean carbon observatory network of repeat hydrographic surveys, time-series stations, floats and glider observations, and volunteer observing ships. The interactive map below offers the best information available on th...[more]

Partners
Scientific Commission on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Ocean Carbon Coordin...[more]
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 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
Global Thermostat, LLC

Implement a resolution to global warming and north/south wealth gap through the Green Power Fund.

Partners
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research - UNEP - UNIDO - The Global Compact - SS News - GFDD - AOSIS - East Carolina University - Universite Mediterranee - Special Unit for South South Corp...[more]
Priority areas
Global Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System

This partnership will build the technical and human resource capabilities of SIDs countries to mitigate dangers from tsunamis. The US, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and th...[more]

Partners
Within the SIDS the main partners of the US Tsunami Program include the officially designated Tsunami National Contacts, Tsunami Warning Focal Points and National Tsunami Warning Centers as part of th...[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
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
Heritage strengthening in the Pacific

Strengthening of human resources through strategic and innovative capacity building initiatives within and outside of the Pacific region in order to create a pool of experts, as well as well informed and engaged decision makers to improve capacities for the implementation of the World Heritage Conve...[more]

Partners
Pacific Heritage Hub, University of the South Pacific, SPREP, SPC, UNESCO, IUCN, ICOMOS, UNESCO WHITRAP (China), UNESCO CRIHAP (China), UNESCO ICHCAP (Korea), UNESCO SID's World Heritage Programe. UNE...[more]
Priority areas
ICTs for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for SIDS

This event is a pre-event to be held on 29 August 2014, but because we could not find any online form for pre-events, we used this form for partnership. The participants of this event will be senior officials of government, private sector, academia and civil society. The expected outcome with be an ...[more]

Partners
ITU with possible partners to be confirmed including WMO, UNISDR, UNEP, UNDP and existing partnerships including The Nairobi Work Programme; in which ITU is a member of, LoCAL funded by UNCDF, a partn...[more]
Priority areas
Indigenous Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction

The partnership aims to integrate traditional forms of knowledge and indigenous approaches to facilitating disaster risk reduction and social resilience within regional and national emergency response and disaster management strategies/policies. The partnership with stakeholders will offer workshop...[more]

Partners
- Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University - National University of Samoa, Centre for Samoan Studies - Registration for partners open to stakeholders who wish to be part of ongoing trai...[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
IWECO - Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States

The Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF-IWEco Project) is a five-year multi-focal area regional project that will be financed from (i) country GEF STAR allocations under Land Degradation and Biodiversity portfolios for national intervent...[more]

Partners
Antigua & Barbuda; Cuba; Barbados; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Trinidad & Tobago with the support of GEF, UNEP , UNDP, CARPH...[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
Joint Task Force to investigate the potential of using submarine telecommunications cables for ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning

An ITU-UNESCO/IOC-WMO Joint Task Force has been created to investigate the potential of using submarine telecommunications cables for ocean and climate monitoring and disaster warning.Source: ITU-UNESCO/IOC-WMOThe International Telecommunication Union (ITU); the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commi...[more]

Partners
ITU-UNESCO/IOC-WMO
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
Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)

Many local governments are responsible for sectors that deal with the practicalities of climate change adaptation – investing in and maintaining basic infrastructure, enforcing zoning laws, and managing disaster risk. In many developing countries, local governments lack the fiscal space to invest in...[more]

Partners
UNCDF partners with the EU, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, GEF and SIDA, Solomon Islands
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
Marine cooperation in capacity building

To promote marine scientific cooperation with relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders in the fields of marine environment and biodiversity protection, marine disaster prevention and mitigation, blue economy and other fields of common interests; To...[more]

Partners
Relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders, having signed MOU (interdepartmental) on Maritime Cooperation with Jamaica, Maldives and Mauritius.
Priority areas
Micronesians in Island Conservation

Micronesians in Island Conservation is a peer learning network designed to strengthen the organizational and technical skills of leaders and their organizations so they can better protect important natural areas. In Micronesia many conservation leaders work in isolation from one another because of t...[more]

Partners
Beautify CNMI Conservation Society of Pohnpei Epinup Conservation Project Guam Coastal Management Program Guam Division of Aquatic & Wildlife Resources Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization...[more]
Priority areas
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy

Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) is a three year international partnership project funded by the EC and managed by the International Organization for Migration with a consortium of 6 partners. The project focuses on 6 case study countries around the world inclu...[more]

Partners
Mostly funded by the European Commission (EC), led by IOM and a consortium of six research partners and three associates: 1. Partners Consortium 1) International Organization for Migration (I...[more]
Priority areas
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Communications Systems

To assist weather services and emergency management agencies (providers of hazard and warning information) in delivering their critical warning messages to their citizens in a timely manner, so that warnings are readily understood and actionable by the end users. Pacific Islands have been plagued wi...[more]

Partners
Partners include U.S. government agencies including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Geological Survey (USGS), US Army Corps of En...[more]
Priority areas
Nansen Initiative

It aims to set in place back-stopping measures that address the needs of people and communities who are displaced from the impacts of natural hazards and the adverse effects of climate change within, and across borders.To reach this goal technical assistance and capacity building can provide the bas...[more]

Partners
The Nansen Initiative: The Steering Group is composed of national governments who initiates, hosts, oversees and steers the Nansen Initiative process and is co-chaired by the Governments of Norway...[more]
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 Adaptation for Climate Change (PACC) Project

The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Programme is the first major climate change adaptation initiative in the Pacific region. Since it began in 2009 the Programme has been laying the groundwork for more resilient Pacific communities that are better able to cope with climate variability t...[more]

Partners
PICs: Cook Islands Fiji FSM RMI Nauru Niue Palau PNG Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga Tokelau Tuvalu Vanuatu Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), UNDP, GEF
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 Climate Change and Migration

Climate change has had, and will continue to have, profound ramifications for the people living in the Pacific region. As sea levels rise, ocean acidification increases, tropical storms and cyclones become more intense, and freshwater lenses are affected by salt-water intrusion, people whose homes a...[more]

Partners
- UN Agencies UNESCAP Pacific Office ILO Country Office for the Pacific UNDP Pacific Centre - Donor Agencies European Union - National Governments Tuvalu Nauru Kiribati This Partne...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR)

The Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR) is the bi-annual premium climate change coordination mechanism for the Pacific which was established to coordinate and facilitate climate change dialogue and networking in the region. PCCR also facilitate linking global and regional stakeholders with the ...[more]

Partners
PICTs, CROP, UN Agencies, NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Development partners
Priority areas
Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network (PDRMPN)

The PDRMPN was established in 2006 to support capacity building and assist Pacific island countries and territories in the implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005-2015 (RFA). The RFA is the regional adaptation of the global disaster red...[more]

Partners
The PDRMPN is an open-ended partnership of development partner organisations, donors, and of PICTs. PICT representation is provided by the heads of the National Disaster Management Offices (or equival...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Network

The network enables effective knowledge sharing and advocacy on the practical application of Integrated Water Resources Management approaches to address key water resource, catchment and coastal management challenges in Pacific Island Countries

Partners
SPC; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Pacific SIDS including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, RMI, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu; UNDP; UNEP; Universit...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Invasives Learning Network (PILN)

The PILN mission is to empower effective invasive species management through a participant-driven network that meets priority needs, rapidly shares skills and resources, provides links to technical expertise, increases information exchange, and accelerates on-the-ground action.PILN serves Teams of P...[more]

Partners
PICTs, CROP, UN Agencies, NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Development partners
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 Mangroves Initiative

The Pacific Mangroves Initiative (PMI) is a partnership-based initiative promoting investment and action for sustainable mangrove futures in the Pacific Islands.

Partners
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, WWF-SPPO, the United Nations Development Programme, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, S...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Meteorological Council

The Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) is a specialized subsidiary body of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, established at the Fourteenth Regional Meteorological Services Directors meeting in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Island, July 2011 to facilitate and coordinate ...[more]

Partners
Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Australia Cook Islands Australian Bureau of Meteorology Cook Islands Meteorological Service Fiji Meteorological Service France MƩtƩo France - PolynƩsie F...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Nature Conservation Roundtable

Our mandate: To increase effective conservation action in the Pacific islands by: Fostering greater coordination and collaboration among national, regional and international organizations; Identifying critical gaps in the Action Strategy and developing new conservation activities in the region;Commu...[more]

Partners
PICTs, CROP, UN Agencies, NGOs, Academia, Private Sector
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 for Atoll Water Security

The partnership will facilitate improved knowledge sharing and advocacy between drought-affected Pacific SIDS, relevant development partners, regional and international organisations. It will facilitate the practical sharing of information on water security and drought resilience/preparedness activ...[more]

Partners
SPC; Governments of five Pacific SIDS: the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu; New Zealand Aid Programme; IFRC; UNICEF; NIWA; Australian Bureau of Meteorology...[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 Risk Management 'Ohana (PRiMO)

PRiMO (Pacific Risk Management 'Ohana) is a consortium of local, national, and regional agencies, institutions, and organizations committed to bringing its network together with stakeholders to focus on building and enhancing resilience of Pacific communities to hazards. Through PRiMO, network partn...[more]

Partners
U.S. Federal Agencies; State, Local and Territorial Governments; Civil Defense and Emergency Management sectors; International Agencies; Universities and Colleges; Non-Profit and NGOs (see www.primohu...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Risk Resilience Programme: a partnership approach to risk governance in the Pacific

The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) is a large-scale risk governance programme in one of the most vulnerable regions to disasters and climate change in the world. The US$16.1 million Pacific Risk Reduction Programme (PRRP) is being delivered through a partnership between the Australian Gove...[more]

Partners
UNDP DFAT Live and Learn Environmental Education MORDI Vanuatu Climate Adaptation Network Governments of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and Fiji
Priority areas
Pacific Tsunami Risk Management Project

The objective was to reduce loss of life, injuries and economic losses cause by tsunami in Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau through an end-to-end tsunami risk management programme.

Partners
Pacific National Disaster Management Offices in Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau. New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coalition

The overall vision of the WASH Coalition is for healthy and resilient Pacific island communities through coordinated support in WASH¯ and there are 3 main components i.e. Sanitation, Community Engagement, Education and Awareness and Water Supply. Under the 3 components are these common objectives:-I...[more]

Partners
SPC/SOPAC, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, International Federated of Red Cross Societies (IFRC), Fiji Red Cross (FRCS), Fou...[more]
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
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

Building on the existing initiatives and expertise of the four agencies, PAGE is expected to be greater than the sum of its parts – offering countries a full range of integrated services and tools that will facilitate their national green economy plans. This collective effort will mobilize social aw...[more]

Partners
UNEP
Priority areas
Partnership to develop the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP)

In 2011 the Pacific Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change ‘communities’ and regional intergovernmental mechanisms agreed to combine their efforts to develop an integrated Pacific regional strategy for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change by 2015 to succeed the Pacific Disaster Ris...[more]

Partners
PICTs, CROP, UN Agencies, NGOs, Academia, Private Sector, Development partners
Priority areas
PIEMA

The PIEMA has been established in 2013 to strengthen preparedness and response capacity in the Pacific by improving interoperability between key emergency service providers. Improving countries' preparedness and response capacity helps diminish the impact of disasters, in terms of damage, destructio...[more]

Partners
The PIEMA is a recently established partnership between National Disaster Managers Offices, Fire and Emergency Services and Police. Partners include: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), ...[more]
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
Project for reinforcing meteorological training function of FMS

Meteorological training is enhanced in the Southwest Pacific.

Partners
Southwest Pacific countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), SPC/SOPAC, USP, SPREP
Priority areas
Promoting South-South Cooperation through Climate Change Education in Asia-Pacific Small Island Developing States

This partnership aims to enhance regional cooperation on sustainability challenges by leveraging the resources and expertise of UNESCO and the Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy to build the capacity of teacher training institutions in small island pacific states to deliver locally-releva...[more]

Partners
UNESCO Jakarta, UNESCO Apia, Malaysian Ministry of Education (Educational Planning & Research Division, Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT)), Ministries of Education and Teacher Training Insti...[more]
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
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 Solid Waste Management (SWM) Partnership

The key goal of the Partnership between GoS/MNRE and IFC is to structure a Public Private Partner (PPP) which is bankable and to select a credible private sector via a transparent bid process. The private sector party will be expected to invest and operate the solid waste management system in Samoa ...[more]

Partners
Government of Samoa (GoS) through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Ministry of Finance (MoF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group (WBG) Complementi...[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
Science for Pacific Islands Development States (PSIDS)

This partnership addresses challenges facing PSIDS, specifically related to the development of PSIDS capacities in Science and Technology and their application for sustainable development. The network, Applied Science and education projects are envisaged that will encourage uptake of emerging techno...[more]

Partners
Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ UNITEC New Zealand, Auckland National University of Samoa, Apia, Samoa University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji University of the S...[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
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
Small Islands - Green Destinations

The partnership aims to contribute to local economic development in Small Island Developing States by:- Assessing tourism quality and sustainability of SIDS islands. - Evaluating and improving their status as sustainable tourism destinations, including shared focus on energy, water and climate adapt...[more]

Partners
Green Destinations (The Netherlands, Spain) Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC) (The Netherlands, Spain, Lithuania). QualityCoast International (The Netherlands). Global Sustainable Tourism Network (GSTN...[more]
Priority areas
Small Islands, Weather Together

The Small Islands, Weather Together¯ partnership is designed to show how the small island nations can work together to improve their vital weather and climate services. The partnership was developed with the support of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regio...[more]

Partners
World Meteorological Organization, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Digicel
Priority areas
South-South Cooperation between Pacific and Caribbean SIDS on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

The rationale of this initiative is to enable the exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices between SIDS in the Pacific and the Caribbean, in order to find suitable solutions and replicate best practices for addressing the various threats posed by climate change and natural disasters.The exp...[more]

Partners
PICs, Caribbean countries, UNDP, CROP
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
SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation

Our vision is to restore the seas to full productivity for future generations. Funding partnerships and projects in conjunction with its grantees and two institutes, the Waitt Foundation supports a variety of national and international programs concentrating on ocean conservation initiatives and ma...[more]

Partners
SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation
Priority areas
Stimulating industrial competitiveness through biomass-based, grid-connected electricity generation

The partnership between various public institutions and the private sector in the Dominican Republic aims at promoting the implementation of decentralized, biomass-based energy production in industrial free zones to reduce GHG emissions, while contributing to their competitiveness. The partnership t...[more]

Partners
Global Environment Facility (GEF), National Energy Commission (CNE), National Council for Free Trade Zones (CNZFE), Santiago Free Trade Zone Corporation (CZFIS), Ministry of Environment and Natural Re...[more]
Priority areas
Strengthening of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in the technical areas of earthquakes and tsunamis

General objective: Strengthen the knowledge and preparedness of the Caribbean Region in the technical area of tsunami and earthquake disaster preparedness and emergency prevention.Specific objective: Enhance the knowledge of CDEMA and National Disaster Offices (NDO`s) of the CDEMA Member States in g...[more]

Partners
Countries involved: Chile, Spain, CDEMA Member States, Jamaica Partners: - AGCI--Chilean International Cooperation Agency - AECID--Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation - CDE...[more]
Priority areas
Supporting Grenada's national transformation to a Blue Economy Ocean State, and development of a National Blue Economy and Oceans Governance Institute

The Parties join forces to support sustainable increases in the productivity of: - marine food systems, - single-use and multi-use coastal and ocean spaces, - coastal people's livelihoods that are threatened by climate change,- practices that contribute to sustainable use of coastal and marine resou...[more]

Partners
- Ministry of Economic Affairs (DG Agro), Government of the Netherlands - Government of Grenada
Priority areas
Sustainable Caribbean Private Equity Fund

The overall goal of the Sustainable Caribbean Basin Private Equity Fund (CBPEF¯) is to foster private investments that promote energy security, environmental sustainability and related economic opportunities in nations across the Caribbean Basin. The Fund will seek to invest in highly innovative inv...[more]

Partners
Global Environment Facility, Inter-American Development Bank, Manifest Energy
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 Energy for All (SE4All)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a strong partner in the United Nations Secretary General's initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All). SE4All has numerous tracks and efforts to promote efficiency, access, and renewable energy that will be beneficial to SIDS. The GEF is working closely w...[more]

Partners
Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All), GEF, World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, IADB, and many more.
Priority areas
The FINPAC (Finnish Pacific) Project

The FINPAC (Finnish Pacific) Project is a regionally coordinated meteorological project targeting the adaptation needs of Pacific Island Communities (PICs) to the effects of climate change. Accordingly, the adaptation approach developed in this project is based on the development of the capacity of...[more]

Partners
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, University of the South Pacific, National Meteorological Services, National...[more]
Priority areas
The Locally Managed Marine Area Network

The Pacific Islands countries have led the field in demonstrating that the mobilization and empowerment of local communities and stakeholders can make an enormous difference to improving the sustainable management of land and sea resources. This has direct implications for management as well as sust...[more]

Partners
University of South Pacific, Fiji LMMA Network, Wildlife Conservation Society-Fiji, PNG Center for Locally Managed Areas, Conservation Society of Pohnpei, Association of Palau Conservation Officers, H...[more]
Priority areas
The Nairobi Work Programme

The Nairobi Work Programme, is delivered in the work of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UNFCCC. Its objective is to assist all Parties, especially developing countries, including the least developed countries (LDCS and SIDS) to (i) improve their understandi...[more]

Partners
UNFCCC
Priority areas
Tourism Resilience Partnership

The objective of the Partnership is to advance a policy framework and best practice guidelines for a resilient and sustainable tourism sector in the Pacific (focusing on SPTO member countries). Explicit consideration of knowledge and experience both related to disasters and climate change impacts wi...[more]

Partners
1. United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) 2. South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) 3. Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) 4. Griffit...[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
University Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS)

The mission of the University Consortium of Small Island States is to enhance graduate education institutions in Small Island States by facilitating the development of the capacity needed to implement the Barbados Programme of Action.Our Objectives:Improved information flow among members on courses ...[more]

Partners
Partners:University of Malta; University of Mauritius; University of the South Pacific; University of the Virgin Islands; University of the West Indies. Sponsors: Government of Spain
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
US & Timor-Leste & China Trilateral Partnership

Traditional agriculture practices in Timor-Leste result in poor soil and water management and low productivity. This Trilateral partnership trains farmers both on modern cultivation methods and cultivation of crops that reduce erosion and increase replenishment of nutrients in the soil. In addition,...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Government of the People's Republic of China
Priority areas
Vanuatu NGO Climate Change Adaptation Program

The Vanuatu NGO Climate Change Adaptation Program (2012-2014), funded by the Australian Government, is implemented by a consortium of six organisations: Save the Children, CARE International in Vanuatu, Vanuatu Red Cross Society, Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association, SPC/GIZ and co...[more]

Partners
Oxfam CARE International in Vanuatu Save the Children Vanuatu Red Cross Society Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association SPC/GIZ Vanautu Humanitarian Team (VHT) Vanuatu Climate Ad...[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]
Priority areas
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)

The WIOCC is a country led partnership that promotes actions for climate resilient development that achieves effective conservation of biodiversity, enhanced livelihood and economies for greater social security among coastal communities. The WIOCC mobilises the political, financial and technical com...[more]

Partners
Comoros, France-Réunion, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zanzibar; European Union; Indian Ocean Commission (IOC); UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Secretariat of...[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
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]
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
Small Island Developing States are a special case for sustainable development owing to their unique and particular vulnerabilities. One important vulnerability is climate change and sea-level rise which continues to pose a significant risk and threatens the survival and viability of some low-lying states.

Climate change have significant adverse impact on Small Island Developing States - damage coral reefs; alter the distribution of zones of upwelling and affect both subsistence and commercial fisheries production; affect vegetation; saline intrusion and may adversely affect freshwater resources. Increased frequency and intensity of storms that may result from climate change will also have profound effects on the economies and environments of the SIDS.

Small Island Developing States have played a leadership role in advocating for global efforts to address climate change, raise awareness, and strengthen resilience. The SAMOA Pathway calls for support for SIDS to build resilience and enhance their adaptive capacity; improve baseline monitoring of island systems and downscaling of climate model projections; raise awareness and communicate climate change risks; and address remaining gaps in capacity for gaining access to and managing climate finance.


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