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
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
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
Heritage strengthening in the Pacific

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

Partners
Pacific Heritage Hub, University of the South Pacific, SPREP, SPC, UNESCO, IUCN, ICOMOS, UNESCO WHITRAP (China), UNESCO CRIHAP (China), UNESCO ICHCAP (Korea), UNESCO SID's World Heritage Programe. UNE...[more]
Priority areas
Ocean Industry Leadership and Collaboration for Ocean/SIDS Sustainable Development

The WOC will develop a cross-sectoral coalition of leadership companies to collaborate with other stakeholders on key SIDS sustainable development challenges, e.g. adaptation/resilience of ports to extreme events/sea level rise; increasing ocean knowledge through data collection from 'ships of oppor...[more]

Partners
World Ocean Council (WOC)
Priority areas
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)

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

Partners
Government of Japan in cooperation with Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,...[more]
Priority areas
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
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
Overview
Small Island Developing State face development challenges due to their geographic remoteness and smallness of economies. In this context, sustainable transport can enhance economic growth, promote trade opportunities and improve accessibility.

The SAMOA Pathway calls for gaining access to environmentally sound, safe, affordable and well-maintained transportation; advancing the safety of land, sea and air transportation; developing viable national, regional and international transportation; and increasing energy efficiency in the transport sector.
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