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
Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to over 20,000 journals, books and reference ...[more]

Partners
WIPO
Priority areas
Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI)

The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to sophisticated tools and services for retrieving and...[more]

Partners
WIPO International Bureau
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
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
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
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

The partnership aims at the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) under the umbrella of the CARICOM Energy Policy. The regional centre of excellence will support the Caribbean Island Countries and Territories (CICTs) in the creation of an enabling ...[more]

Partners
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) SIDS DOCK represente...[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
Caribbean Regional Framework for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources

In the Caribbean Region, the WIPO Secretariat is facilitating an on-going Member State-led process aimed at the development of a regional instrument on genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). This process was initiated at the WIPO Regional Mi...[more]

Partners
WIPO Secretariat
Priority areas
Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC)

Benefits of this partnership to SIDS:-Provide access to international markets to promote national trade and commerce-Provide adequate and reliable frequency to guarantee sufficient supply and inventory-Provide favourable route structures to serve all member states' ports-Provide affordable service r...[more]

Partners
Public Sector (Ministry of Transport, Maritime Administration, Port Authority, Customs and Immigration) and Private Sector (Chamber of Commerce, Consumer groups, Shipping Agent Representatives
Priority areas
Centre 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
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
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, Sćo Tomé e Pķ­ncipe, 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
Developing Agriculture Communities

This partnership will achieve strong, sustainable economic growth through direct market links between producers and buyers of fresh vegetables. Kmanek Supermarket agrees to purchase farmers produce at an acceptable level of quality. The USAID project trains farmers to grow higher quality vegetables ...[more]

Partners
USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ConocoPhillips Kmanek Supermarket
Priority areas
ECLAC and GIZ

This partnership is the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy and focuses on support for the development of national energy policies as well as identification of fiscal and regulatory barriers to implementation of energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energy technologies. The recommen...[more]

Partners
ECLAC and GIZ
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
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)

In 2010, the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) was established in Cape Verde with support of the ECOWAS Commission, UNIDO and the Austrian and Spanish Governments. The regional centre of excellence works in fifteen West African countries including the two small island...[more]

Partners
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ECOWAS Commission Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) Spanish Agency for Internati...[more]
Priority areas
Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings

1. Capacity for continual improvement: a.Baseline projection and monitoring system to be able to track and feedback on progress b.Opportunities and target potentials for energy savings are identified2. Enhanced national capacity through: a.Development of tools for energy efficient building design b....[more]

Partners
Sponsors: UNDESA, UNEP/GEF, CariCom CC Centre, Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago
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
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 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 Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme

The Global Efficient Lighting Partnership Programme is an unparalleled voluntary opportunity to work with en.lighten and other countries within a specific region to achieve a coordinated transition to efficient lighting. Participation in a strategic program that sets shared objectives and provides t...[more]

Partners
Partners: Global Environment Facility, Osram, Philips, National Lighting Test Centre (China) Sponsors: UNEP, SIDS Partners: Belize; Cape Verde; Dominican Republic; Guinea-Bissau; and Tonga
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
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
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
Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC)

The partnership between Kiribati, New Zealand and South Pacific Marine Services (SPMS) has seen the Kiribati Marine Training Centre (MTC) become a world class marine training institution. It makes a significant contribution to economic and social development in Kiribati and the broader region. The M...[more]

Partners
Government of Kiribati (Ministry of Labour, Human Resources and Development), South Pacific Marine Services, Kiribati Fisheries Training Centre, and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ...[more]
Priority areas
Lighthouses Initiative

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

Partners
Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Bahamas, Nauru, Barbados, Palau, Cabo Verde, Samoa, Comoros, Sćo Tomé and Prķncipe, Cook Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Fiji, Seychelles, Grenada, Solomon Isl...[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
Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE)

The partnership aims at the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) under the umbrella of the Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP). The regional centre of excellence will support the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (P...[more]

Partners
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) University of the South Pacific (USP) Sustainable Energy Industry Association of the Pacific (...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Energy Summit 2013

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

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

Since 2009 PIFON has been working as informal network. It began with assistance from development agencies such as FAO, CTA and IFAD. However, in early 2013 PIFON became operational as a legal entity in its own right. It is a partnership of the network members. The Vision of PIFON is that: Farmer or...[more]

Partners
Farm Support Association Vanuatu, Cocoa Growers Association Vanuatu, Samoa Farmers Association, Women in Business Samoa, Rarotonga Nita Growers Association Cook Islands, Nishi Trading Tonga, Tonga Gro...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe and reliable passage through Pacific waters is essential to protect fragile ocean environments and allow Pacific island countries' economies to develop. Up-to-date navigation charts based on modern, accurate surveys are critical transport infrastructure the ocean equivalent of well-constructed ...[more]

Partners
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ); Geoscience for Development Programme at the South Pacific Commission (SPC); South West Pacific Hydrography Commission, the International Hydrographic Office, New Z...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Traditional Knowledge Action Plan

WIPO's collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), through the implementation of a Traditional Knowledge Action Plan (TKAP), aims to assist certain Pacific Island States to develop national legislative protection systems for traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural ex...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Priority areas
Pacific Waste Solutions

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

Partners
Otago Polytechnic, Pacific Waste Solutions Limited, National University of Samoa.
Priority areas
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 Prķncipe, Timor-Leste (UNDP has been a major partner in the implementation of programmes)
Priority areas
PATENTSCOPE

WIPO PATENTSCOPE aims to raise awareness amongst citizens of SIDS countries of the wealth of technological information searchable via the PATENTSCOPE database in the context of facilitating transfer of knowledge and fostering development.Provides free online dissemination through PATENTSCOPE of pate...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
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
Revenue growth through institutional linkages and systems support

Since the arrival of the Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands in 2003, core government functions have been restored and stabilised, institutions have been rebuilt and steady growth has occurred. While good progress has been made, there continues to be a need for ongoing support to develop...[more]

Partners
Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury; New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department; Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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 Parliamentary Strengthening Programme

The Programme has four outputs:1. Effective national leadership and accountability of members of Parliament2. Law-making and committee oversight strengthened in support of Millennium Development Goals3. Engagement of public with MPs and parliament strengthened, with special effort made to engage you...[more]

Partners
Parliament of Samoa, Parliament of Tasmania (Australia), University of Tasmania, Parliament of Australia, IPU, CPA, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UNDP and UN Women. The partners...[more]
Priority areas
Samoa Renewable Energy Partnership Framework

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

Partners
Samoa Electric Power Corporation, Government of Samoa, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Complementing: EU/NZ Energy Access Partnership Asian Development Bank
Priority areas
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
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
SIDS DOCK Support clean energy in small island developing states

SIDS-DOCK will support clean energy investment & technical assistance in the Caribbean, Pacific & Africa. SREP, a Climate Investment Fund, will support clean energy initiatives in Maldives & Pacific.

Partners
AOSIS, UNDP (partners), Government of Denmark, World Bank (sponsors), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).
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
Smart Island Economies: the 10 Island Renewable Challenge

Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute are leading a joint effort to unlock opportunities to scale renewable energy projects across the Caribbean. This work was accelerated on Necker Island three weeks ago with commitments from the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevi...[more]

Partners
Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute
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
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
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 development through decent jobs for youth

Sustainable development is only useful if it leads to the improved welfare of ordinary people. Generating more decent jobs that provide a living wage, social protection and worker rights is the best way to promote the three components of sustainable development: economic growth, social cohesion and ...[more]

Partners
ILO, national governments in a wide range of SIDS, employer organisations and trade unions and a range of donor governments.
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
Sustainable Living

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

Partners
YWAM International, Governments (Samoa, PNG, Kiribati, and Tuvalu); Communities (Samoa, PNG, Tonga, Vanuatu); KOICA; UN
Priority areas
Sustainable Pathways - Protected Areas and Renewable Energy

Enhanced financing and management of protected areas through innovations in renewable energy capacity and arrangements.

Partners
Sponsors: UNEP/GEF, UNDESA, Antigua & Barbuda
Priority areas
Sustainable tourism in Niue

Niue is self-governing in free association with New Zealand. Since 2009, New Zealand and Niue have been working in partnership to promote tourism development as a key economic initiative for Niue. In 2009, in response to unsuccessful efforts in other sectors of economic development, he Premier of Ni...[more]

Partners
Government of Niue, Niue Tourism Authority, Niue Chamber of Commerce, Niue Private Sector, Niue Tourism Property Trust, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
Priority areas
Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs)

Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs), whose establishment and development is supported by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), are designed to provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality services related to technology information...[more]

Partners
WIPO
Priority areas
The En.lighten Initiative

The UNEP-GEF en.lighten initiative was established to accelerate a global market transformation to efficient lighting technologies. It assists countries to develop policies, strategies and actions for the phase out of inefficient lighting products. Based on the support UNEP is providing to countries...[more]

Partners
UNEP GEF Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Australia SIDS Countries: Belize, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Guinee Bisau, Haiti, Maldives, Saint Lucia, as well as countries within SPC: A...[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
The Pacific Regional Data Repository for Sustainable Energy for All (PRDR for SE4ALL)

The primary objective of this partnership is to support Pacific governments and their development partners working in the energy sector by facilitating access to up-to-date, reliable energy data and project information for planning, policy and investment decision purposes. A secondary objective is t...[more]

Partners
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Government of Australia, Government of Tonga, PICs Energy Offices, Power Utilities, Petroleum Companies, Statistics Of...[more]
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
Trade Facilitation through institutional linkages and systems support

Through its customs and statistics agencies, New Zealand has developed strong institutional linkages with Pacific SIDS to support the development of efficient and transparent customs and trade facilitation systems and procedures. The objective of these partnerships is to improve long-term economic g...[more]

Partners
Customs and/or statistics administrations in 13 Pacific SIDS, including Cook Islands New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs New Zealand Customs Service Statistics New Zealand
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
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
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 Community Cultural Entrepreneurship Work: Rastafari and Maroon Training Program

The Community Cultural Entrepreneurship Work: Rastafari and Maroon Training Program has the objective of providing hands-on technical training in the documentation of cultural heritage and greater understanding of the management of the intellectual property (IP) aspects related thereto. The training...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Jamaican Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Cent...[more]
Priority areas
WIPO Patent Landscape Reports

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

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority areas
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]
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
Due to remoteness of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), they highly depend on imported fossil fuels as their major source of energy. SIDS are faced with challenges on accessibility to modern energy services, energy efficiency and economically viable and environmentally sound technology.

The SAMOA Pathway is calling for support on capacity-building and technology transfer for development and implementation of energy policies, plans and strategies. In particular, to facilitate access to existing financing mechanisms for the implementation of sustainable energy projects; support investment by and for SIDS on projects on renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation; ensure the access to energy through international collaboration; fulfil SIDS’ targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency; research and technological development for renewable energy, energy-efficient and environmentally sound technologies; enhance and establish database on energy; ensure to take into account social, environmental and economic aspects, and include access to energy for the poor and people in remote areas.
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