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

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

Partners
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN) through the Global Partnerships for Small Islands Developing States (GLIPSA), a...[more]
Priority areas
Addressing Connectivity for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

This project aims to achieve low cost, reliable, diverse satellite communications capacity for the socio-economic development of the Pacific Islands region utilizing un-used satellite capacity. To get the best return on investment, the same telecommunications/ICT infrastructure/resources will be use...[more]

Partners
INTELSAT SATELLITE LLC, INMARSAT, KACIFIC BROADBAND SATELLITES PTE LTD, AND INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITE ORGANISATION
Priority areas
Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability – He Nohona ‘Ae‘oia

The Aloha+ Challenge is a shared statewide leadership commitment to build a more secure, sustainable and resilient future for Hawaiʻi by achieving six sustainability targets by 2030, which include: 1. Clean Energy: 70 percent clean energy – 40 percent from renewables and 30 percent from effi...[more]

Partners
Government 1. State of Hawai‘i 2. City & County of Honolulu 3. County of Hawai‘i 4. County of Kaua‘i 5. County of Maui 6. Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture 7. Hawai‘i Department of Health 8. H...[more]
Priority areas
Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS - Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management

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

Partners
Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP, UNDP, UNOPS
Priority areas
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
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
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
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
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 (Aēores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Priority areas
FarmBiz Youth

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

Partners
Poutasi Development Trust Tindall Foundation Small Business Enterprise Centre Samoa Chamber of Commerce Samoa National Youth Council International Labour Organisation
Priority areas
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 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 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 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 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
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
Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries (J-PRISM)

The objective of the J-PRISM Partnership is two-fold, firstly to strengthen and develop national waste management systems and human capacity in Pacific SIDS through partnership with Pacific SIDS, SPREP and the Government of Japan; and secondly to promote the regional sharing of knowledge and experti...[more]

Partners
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) International Labour Organization (ILO) Member Countries (11 countries) Federated Stat...[more]
Priority areas
Love Your Coast Open Sourced Capacity Building through Sport and the Environment Programs

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

Partners
The International Olympic Committee, The Oceania National Olympic Committees, The Global Partnership for Marine Litter, The Global Partnership for Nutrient Management, The Volunteer Army Foundation (M...[more]
Priority areas
MCA-CVII Infrastructure Grant Facility's Social Access Fund (FAS)

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

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

The Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region (the Noumea Convention) and its Protocols obliges Parties to endeavour to take all appropriate measures to prevent, reduce and control pollution from any source and to ensure sound environmental manage...[more]

Partners
PIC Parties (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Australia, Cook Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Pitcairn Islands, French Polynesia, Solomon Islands, Gua...[more]
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
Organic Islands: Growing Our Future

Organic agriculture has a significant contribution to make towards sustainable development of small island developing states due to its environment and climate friendly production systems, its suitability for small holders and its adaptation to local conditions. The entire organic system is based o...[more]

Partners
Regional: SPC, Pacific Island Farmers Organisation network, USP, Pacific High Level Organics Group (PHLOG) Cook Islands- Titikaveka Growers Association Fiji- Fiji Organic Association, Teitei Taveu...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Environment Community Fund

In May of 2009, Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Government of Japan at the 5th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM 5) in Hokkaido, Japan. At the PALM 5 Summit, Leaders issued the Islanders Hokkaido Declaration which reaffirmed Leaders commitment to collaborate and cooperate on a wide rang...[more]

Partners
Government of Japan, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
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 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 Marine Spill Response Plan

The Aim of PACPLAN is:To prevent/minimise damage to marine and coastal environments and resources from marine spills, and to provide systems, frameworks and guidelines to assist with response and recovery of the environment and resources damaged by marine spills in the Pacific islands region.The Obj...[more]

Partners
Cook Islands, Palau, American Samoa (U.S.), Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Northern Mariana Islands (U.S.), France, Kiribati, Samoa, French Polynesia (France), New Zealand, Marshall Islands, Solom...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Ocean Alliance

Establishment of the Pacific Ocean Alliance, facilitated by the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, will foster partnerships to provide effective ocean policy coordination and implementation, facilitate regional cooperation for the high seas, as well as support for national ocean governance and policy proce...[more]

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

The partnership would provide an important platform and forum for exchange and experiences in the region on addressing the significant lack of progress towards the water and sanitation targets of the MDGs, as well as looking forward to the post-2015 SDG framework. Most importantly, the partnership ...[more]

Partners
Proposed Partners: Governments: Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisations: e.g. CROP Associations: e.g. Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA) etc. ...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnership for Atoll Water Security

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

Partners
SPC; Governments of five Pacific SIDS: the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu; New Zealand Aid Programme; IFRC; UNICEF; NIWA; Australian Bureau of Meteorology...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management (PPISWM)

The objectives of the Pacific Partnership on Sustainable Water Management is to support the implementation of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management and its sister strategies, the Pacific Wastewater Policy Statement and the Pacific Wastewater Framework for Action, in as coo...[more]

Partners
Governments Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisations Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), South Pacific Regional Env...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific Partnerships to Strengthen Gender, Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD)

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

Partners
Co-convenors: Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Pacific Youth Council, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Partners include: The Women's Major Group on Sustainable Development, Fiji Women's Ri...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific 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 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 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coalition

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

Partners
SPC/SOPAC, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, International Federated of Red Cross Societies (IFRC), Fiji Red Cross (FRCS), Fou...[more]
Priority areas
Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-NETPlus)

PACE-Net Plus is a three-year project, funded by the European Commission that will strengthen bi-regional cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI) between the Pacific region and Europe. The main objectives of PACE-Net Plus are:• Reinforcing the UE-Pacific ST&I cooperation, focusing on...[more]

Partners
PACE-Net PLUS Consortium members: Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD), France Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United-Kingdom The Australian National University (ANU), ...[more]
Priority areas
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

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

Partners
UNEP
Priority areas
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
Sailing in Partnership: Peace Boat Collaboration with AOSIS

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

Partners
Peace Boat Peace Boat Ecoship Project AOSIS Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations
Priority areas
Samoa Solid Waste Management (SWM) Partnership

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

Partners
Government of Samoa (GoS) through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Ministry of Finance (MoF), International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group (WBG) Complementi...[more]
Priority areas
Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)

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

Partners
Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cōte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic...[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 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
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
Strengthening the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA)

The flow of agricultural goods within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is being hindered by the non-operationalization of CAHFSA--the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency. The primary goal of CAHFSA is to assist CARICOM Member States to coordinate and strengthen their inf...[more]

Partners
Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Chilean Food Safety and Quality...[more]
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 Management of Water Resources in the Caribbean Island States

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

Partners
1) Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidrįulicos (INDRHI), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2) UNESCO Chair on Water, Gender and Governance, Instituto Global de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (IGl...[more]
Priority areas
The Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Caribbean SIDS (PILSM)

The Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Land Management (PISLM) consists of a series of commitments and action-oriented coalitions focused on deliverables, intended to translate political commitment into action. The PISLM serves as a mechanism to facilitate exchange of experiences and good land ma...[more]

Partners
being coordinated by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development (CNIRD) in collaboration with Caribbean SIDS, UNEP, FAO, GM/UNCCD, UNCCD Secre...[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
Uripiv Island Melakel Vanuatu: Climate Change Adaptation Responses and Resilience

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

Partners
Dorosday Kenneth Dhressen, Director of Women's Affairs Republic of Vanuatu James Bule, Minister for Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management R...[more]
Priority areas
US & Timor-Leste & China Trilateral Partnership

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

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

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

Partners
Oxfam CARE International in Vanuatu Save the Children Vanuatu Red Cross Society Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association SPC/GIZ Vanautu Humanitarian Team (VHT) Vanuatu Climate Ad...[more]
Priority areas
Waigani Convention

The Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region opened for signature in Waigani, Papua New Guinea in 1995 and entered into force in 2001....[more]

Partners
PIC Parties (Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu)
Priority areas
Waste Management and Sanitation Improvement (WMI) Programme

The Cook Islands Government, New Zealand and Australian Governments funded Waste Management and Sanitation Improvement (WMI) Programme has been the main programme for the Cook Islands in the sanitation sector since 2011. The three-year programme has funding of NZ$4.7 million from NZ/AusAid, and a co...[more]

Partners
Cook Islands Government New Zealand and Australian Governments through the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Donor Harmonised Programme of NZ and Australian Official Development Assista...[more]
Priority areas
WIPO GREEN

WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by promoting skill and technology sharing. WIPO GREEN consists of an online database and network that brings together a wide range of players in the green technology innovation value chain, and conn...[more]

Partners
ADB, AUTM, Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Cambridge IP, DKPTO, EACIN, EcoMachines Incubator, Environmental Law Institutor, FICPI, FORTEC, GIVEWATTS, HKTDC, IPEX-C, ICC, ICTSD, infoDev/World Bank, Innovation...[more]
Priority areas
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
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
Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC)

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

Partners
International Labour Organization (ILO) Think Eat Save Save Food Farming First Ending Hunger The Hunger Project International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) Thousand Days (1,000 Days) Musl...[more]
Priority areas
Overview
Challenges remain for Small Island Developing States in the area of freshwater resources - water pollution, the overexploitation of surface, ground and coastal waters, salination, drought, soil erosion, inadequate water and wastewater treatment, and the lack of access to sanitation and hygiene.

The SAMOA Pathway states that it is crucial for enhancing institutional and human capacities for the implementation of integrated of water resources; developing and operating facilities and infrastructure for safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management systems; expanding wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse for sustainable and efficient use of water resources; and advancing efficiency in water-use and eliminating over-extraction.


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