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“The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), is an excellent example of intra-island partnership that we believe we must champion in Samoa. Connecting our islands, across our oceans, helps share ideas and also mobilise more resources for island initiatives.” H.E. James Michel, President of the Republic of Seychelles and Co-Chair of GLISPA, opening statement at the Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS) SIDS regional preparatory meeting, July 2013. The Global Island...
Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) – Small Island Developing States Technical Assistance Programme (SIDSTEC)
The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) is Singapore’s umbrella technical assistance programme to developing countries. In 1999, the Small Island Developing States Technical Cooperation Programme (SIDSTEC) was set up under the SCP as part of Singapore’s efforts towards assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to achieve sustainable development. Through close collaborations with development partners and recipient countries, it aims to foster mutual learning, cooperation and friendship...
In December 2009, The South Pacific Central Bank Governors Meeting endorsed the creation of a central bank working group focused on increasing financial inclusion in the Pacific. With the Alliance for Financial Inclusion as the facilitator and PFIP as the secretariat, the group considered evidence from other countries and put forward a one-year joint work plan to develop and implement policies that have been proven to increase financial inclusion.
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (WCPFC) is an international fisheries agreement that seeks to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks i.e. tunas, billfish, marlin; in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Conservation and management measures that are developed under the terms of the Convention apply to these stocks throughout their range, or to specific areas within the Convention Area. The WCPFC...
PRAI’s overarching objective is to raise Pacific public auditing to uniformly-high standards, which in turn is expected to improve transparency and accountability in managing and using public resources. Regional cooperation and coordination - activities include the establishment of a regional secretariat for the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI); the creation of a Charter and a governing board; the coordination of the PASAI annual congresses; and governing board...