21st Century learning and youth social entrepreneurship

This Multi-stakeholder Partnership builds on the outcomes of the SIDS Pre-Conference T.A.L.A.V.O.U Forum where youth entrepreneurship is prioritised to address youth unemployment and contribute to sustainable development. It also builds on the S.A.M.O.A Pathway, in particular the reference on foster...[more]

Partners
High Tech Youth Network & the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development of the Government of Samoa
Priority areas
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
ACP - Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Value Chains

The partners bring to the Pacific Small Island Developing States, a complimentary comparative advantage in regard to a sound understanding of the status of the region's rich tuna resources and experience in the effective implementation of responsible management practices achieved by the regional and...[more]

Partners
UNIDO Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States Governments of Pacific Island Countries, PICs/ Pacific Small Island Developing States Secretariat of the Pacific Community, SPC Pacific Isla...[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
Big Ocean

Big Ocean members have identified three primary aims for the network. - LEARNING: To share information and experience that will improve large-scale MPA management practice;- KNOWLEDGE: To collaboratively analyze large-scale MPAs in order to increase the conservation community's knowledge and underst...[more]

Partners
All government agencies connected to the large-scale MPAs of each member site, e.g. NOAA for Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument, and the Chilean Undersecretariat for Fisheries in relation to the...[more]
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
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
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
Coral Triangle Initiative

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.There ...[more]

Partners
Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste with USAID, Australia Government: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, ADB...[more]
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
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
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) / MAC (Macaronesia)

As a part of the Regional Integration Pilar of the Special Partnership between the EU and Cape Verde, the EU aims to support, through the European Union Ultra-Peripheral Regions (RUP), the integration of the Macaronesia space, with the objective of improving its structure and increase its dynamism a...[more]

Partners
European Union and Macaronesia Region (Açores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Priority areas
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
Fisheries Conservation in the Wider Caribbean Region through FAO's Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (WECAFC)

The general objective of the Commission is to promote the effective conservation, management and development of the living marine resources of the area of competence of the Commission, in accordance with the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, and address common problems of fisheries mana...[more]

Partners
Member governments: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, France, European Community, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamai...[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
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network

In 1995, the International Coral Reef Initiaitve called on many nations to commit to increasing research and monitoring of coral reefs in order to provide the data needed to inform policies of nations to sustain coral reefs and to strengthen management. Global reef monitoring was a major theme when ...[more]

Partners
United States Department of State, IUCN, National Oceanic and Atmosferic Administration, UNEP, the Netherlands
Priority areas
Global Coral Reef Partnership

Global change as well as local pressures are driving declining coral reef health around the world, and accelerated loss of ecosystem services willincreasingly affect people dependent on coral reefs in over 100 countries. In 2014 UNEP and Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans (‘RegionalSeas’) in...[more]

Partners
Participating organizations include the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), a partnership among governments, international organizations and nongovernment organizations and the Global Coral Re...[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 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 Marine Litter (GPML)

The core areas of the partnership will focus on three overarching goals :- Goal A: Reduced levels and impacts of land-based litter and solid waste introduced into the aquatic environment;- Goal B: Reduced levels and impact of sea-based sources of marine debris including solid waste, lost cargo, ALDF...[more]

Partners
UNEP, Governments, Businesses, Academia, Local Authorities, Nongovernmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, International Maritime Org...[more]
Priority areas
Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (under GPA)

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

Partners
UNEP, GEF
Priority areas
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activity (GPA)

The GPA is designed to be a source of conceptual and practical guidance to be drawn upon by national and/or regional authorities for devising and implementing sustained action to prevent, reduce, control and/or eliminate marine degradation from land-based activities. The GPA aims at preventing the d...[more]

Partners
UNEP
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
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

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

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

A multiple stakeholder platform comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments (Health, Agriculture, Environment and Economic development), scientists, private sectors and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms...[more]

Partners
UNEP, UNIDO
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
Initiative for Intelligent Use and Management of the Oceans

The main objectives of the Partnership/Initiative are to promote intelligent and sustainable use and management of the oceans through:(i)Promotion of collaboration and co-ordination among major oceanographic institutions committed to ocean science;(ii)Development of capacity in the weaker countries ...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of United States of America - Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Lab. -AOML Government of United States of America - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOA...[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
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
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
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

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

Partners
• Global Island Partnership (www.glispa.org), co-chaired by the Presidents of Seychelles, Palau and Prime Minister of Grenada • Governor Neil Abercrombie and the State of Hawai`i, USA • Hawai`i Gree...[more]
Priority areas
Mangrove Restoration in the Coastal Villages of Matafa'a

The partnership between the Government of the Principality of Monaco and Ole Siosiomaga Society and the villages targeted has assisted in the cumulative efforts of OLSSI and other partners in further raising the understanding and awareness of the targeted coastal villages on the value of conservatio...[more]

Partners
Falese'ela Village in the District and Bay of Lefaga. O le Siosiomaga Society Incoporated (OLSSi)
Priority areas
Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

To establish a marine park that will provide a framework to promote sustainable development by balancing economic growth interests such as tourism, fishing and deep-sea mining, with conserving core biodiversity and natural assets, in the ocean, reefs and islands

Partners
Office of the Prime MInister, National Environment Service, Marae Moana Establishment Trust, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Ministry of Marine Resources, Seabed Minerals Authority, Infrastructure C...[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
Mission Blue – SIDS Hope Spots Initiative

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence and Founder of Mission Blue, will invite SIDS leaders to nominate areas within their national jurisdiction as well as contiguous to their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs )as “Hope Spots” for maintaining and restoring ocean he...[more]

Partners
Sylvia Earle Alliance (Mission Blue) & partners; partners participating, Google, IUCN, SIDS DOCK
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 Alliance for Sustainability

The Global Environment Facility Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF-PAS) is a unique response to address the issue of access to GEF funds. Through GEF-PAS, resources are used more effectively in the Region, thereby improving the global and national environments. Access to GEF funds in the Pacif...[more]

Partners
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Timor Leste with ADB, FAO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP, and WB.
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 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 Partnership

A regional coordinated approach to biosecurity and invasive species management. Building capacity of SIDS to address the threats and mitigate the negative impacts caused by invasive species on biodiversity, economy and health. The Pacific Invasives Partnership is strengthened by its membership - hav...[more]

Partners
Secretariat of the Pacific Community; Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, The University of the South Pacific, Global Island Partnership; NZ Department of Conservation; Landcare...[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 Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management

The Partnership will support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries

Partners
Pacific SIDS: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu with UNDP...[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 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 Oceanscape

The Pacific Oceanscape was conceived by His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, in early 2009 and the concept was endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum leaders at their 40th Meeting in August 2009:“Leaders welcomed the Pacific Oceanscape concept and its companion Pacific Ocean Arc initiative t...[more]

Partners
PICs CROP: Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP...[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 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 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
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
PacSIDS Ridge to Reef Programme Partnership

The goal of the Pacific Islands National Priorities Multi-Focal Area ‘Ridge-to-Reef’ (R2R) program is to maintain and enhance Pacific Island countries’ ecosystem goods and services (provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural) through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity ...[more]

Partners
Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Samoa with the GEF, UNDP, FAO, UNEP and SPC.
Priority areas
Palau National Marine Sanctuary Initiative (PNMS)

The focus of this marine sanctuary initiative is on: Integrating with other Pacific Island Countries in furthering the Mixed Management Approach (Mixed Plate Approach) envisioned by the 45th Pacific Islands Forum in its Palau Oceans Declaration and incorporating appropriate management, transition an...[more]

Partners
Government, Non-Government Organization's and other stakeholders
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
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
Promote and Facilitate the Conduct of Marine Scientific Research (MSR) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

The overall objective of the partnership is to promote and facilitate the development and conduct of marine scientific research (MSR) in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). More specifically, marine science and MSR play a critical role in sustainable develop...[more]

Partners
Global level delivery partners: International Seabed Authority and other inter-Governmental Organizations. Regional level delivery partners: IOC's Regional Subsidiary Bodies, and other Regional entit...[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),
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Regional Seas Programme

The Regional Seas Programme, launched in 1974 in the wake of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm, is one of UNEP’s most significant achievements in the past 35 years.The Regional Seas Programme aims to address the accelerating degradation of the world’s ocea...[more]

Partners
UN-Ocean agencies, participating Governments, IUCN, regional organisations such as Western Indian Ocean Marine Scientist Association, etc.) UNEP function as coordinator of all regional seas program...[more]
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Sailing in Partnership: Peace Boat Collaboration with AOSIS

International NGO Peace Boat offers our current ship, the Ocean Dream, as an around-the-world venue for advocacy action on the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as it sails the world on our educational and advocacy voyages. In the future, we will offer our new vessel, the Ec...[more]

Partners
Peace Boat Peace Boat Ecoship Project AOSIS Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
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Samoa Community-Base Fisheries Management Program (CBFMP)

The partnership was initiated 20 years ago through the recognition of Government of the importance of the Samoan cultural village leadership pulega a matai to spearhead the management of the coastal fisheries resources as it is the main source of livelihood for our villages. The objective was to str...[more]

Partners
Samoa Ministry of Women, 96 Samoan coastal villages
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 Turtle Restoration and Protection

Local marine resources are a very important part of coastal communities in Papua New Guinea and in the Pacific. Marine resources contribute to local people's livelihood through food, medicine, clothing, spirituality and also income to allow locals to participate in the cash based economy. In the tim...[more]

Partners
The Nature Conservancy, Madang Civil Society Forum, Madang Provincial government, SeaWeb PNG Program, Mahonia Na Dari, Partners with Melanesia, The Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights Ad...[more]
Priority areas
Secretariat of the Pacific Community - European Union Deep Sea Minerals Project (SPC-EU DSM Project)

The SPC-EU DSM Project is helping Pacific Island countries to improve the governance and management of their deep-sea minerals resources through improved legal frameworks and increased technical capacity.A primary objective of the project is to support informed and careful governance of any deep sea...[more]

Partners
Lead Agencies: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, European Union Participating Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Repu...[more]
Priority areas
Seeing Blue: Youth Vision for the Ocean

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

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

SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH) is a youth-led non-governmental organisation focused on advancing and implementing youth-led sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) found in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region. Owing to the geographical di...[more]

Partners
SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), ENL Foundation, U.S. Embassy of Port Louis, UNESCO
Priority areas
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
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 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 of Marine Resources through Effective Management of 30% of its seas by 2020

The objective of the partnership is to effectively manage 30% of Fiji’s seas by 2020, through the strengthening of inshore locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) and the establishment of offshore, multiple-use marine protected areas (MPAs). What is unique about this partnership is that the Fiji Govern...[more]

Partners
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA), World Wide Fund for Nature – South Pacific (WWF), IUCN, Conservation International (CI), Waitt Foundation.
Priority areas
Sustainable Management of the Coastal and Marine Resources

The partnership aims at strengthening the capacity of island nations to management of the marine and coastal resources for growth and development with due respect to the environment. The European Union is the leading technical and financial partner of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and it has su...[more]

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island, European Union
Priority areas
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI)

SOI will provide a global platform to build partnerships and enhance capacity to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets related to marine and coastal biodiversity in a holistic manner. This will contribute to the capacity development of SIDS from national to subnational level, and through thematic ...[more]

Partners
Since its inception, necessary financial resources for the implementation of SOI have been provided by Japan (through Japan Biodiversity Fund) and France (through French marine protected areas agency)...[more]
Priority areas
Sustainable Pearls: Fostering Marine Conservation and Livelihoods in the Pacific.

Cultured pearl farming and surrounding services have become a vital source of income and significantly contributed to economic development in a large number of remote coastal communities in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. More recently, Fiji and Micronesia have attempted to emulate these suce...[more]

Partners
Sustainable Pearls, Dr. Saleem Ali (University of Queensland), Dr. Laurent Cartier (University of Basel), Julie Nash (University of Vermont), Dr. Satoshi Murao (AIST), J. Hunter Fiji Pearls, Micronesi...[more]
Priority areas
The International Coral Reef Initiative

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is a partnership of Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems.ICRI recognizes the significant role that coral reefs and their associated ecosystems play in maintaining and enhancing marine biodiversity. ICRI ...[more]

Partners
Member countries: Australia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fiji, France, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Madagasca...[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
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
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
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
WWF/TRAFFIC Pacific Shark Heritage Programme

The development of the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme will assist the significant improvement for marine shark and ray species throughout the Pacific region by improving shark management at both national and regional levels. The Programme will highlight the crucial role sharks and rays play not ju...[more]

Partners
WWF; TRAFFIC; James Cook University; University of the South Pacific; SPREP
Priority areas
Overview
Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS) dependence on coastal and marine resources for their livelihood and food security has left them highly vulnerable due to the degradation of coastal habitats through pollution as well as the exploitation of natural resources. Nevertheless, SIDS have played a leadership role in advocating for global efforts to promote the conservation, sustainable use and management of oceans and seas.

The SAMOA Pathway calls for support on local, national, regional and global efforts to conserve, protect and manage the sustainable use of oceans, seas and their resources through implementation of coastal zone and ecosystem-based management, especially fisheries management; address marine pollution by developing effective partnerships; take urgent action to protect coral reefs and other vulnerable ecosystems through comprehensive and integrated approaches; undertake marine scientific research and develop technological capacity; enhance the monitoring and control of fishing vessels; support small-scale fisheries; strengthen disciplines on subsidies in the fisheries sector; promote the conservation and sustainable use of straddling and highly migratory fish stocks, and ensure SIDS to benefit from it; address causes of ocean acidification and minimize its impacts through enhanced local, national, regional and global cooperation; conserve by 2020 at least 10% of coastal and marine areas in SIDS; and to address issues related to the effects of munitions dumped at sea and their potential impact on human health and safety on marine environment and resources.

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