During the Second PIDF Summit the PIDF Secretariat signed five memoranda of understanding of cooperation with a number of partner organisations. The memorandum of understanding provided a framework within which the PIDF will work collaboratively with the partner organisation on issues of mutual interest and bringing to the partnership each organisation’s comparative advantage and appropriate resources and technical capacity. They also serve as a welcome endorsement of PIDF and recognition of its role and space in the existing regional architecture. The partner organisations include; the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC), the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat (MSG), the University of the South Pacific (USP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). A number of additional MOU’s are in their final stages of processing by their appropriate management before signature.
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have made a commitment to work together to address issues relating to sustainable development in the Pacific region. This follows the signing of a four-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) between SPC’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, and PIDF Secretary General, Mr Feleti Teo, during the Second PIDF Summit in Nadi. The MOU involves several mechanisms for collaboration, including the development of joint programmes in areas of mutual interest and a commitment to share information. PIDF and SPC have already agreed to develop a joint activity on Youth and Green Growth. There is huge potential in the contributions that young people can make to the region’s sustainable development. The Pacific Youth Development Framework is a framework that works to harness this potential and the MOU provides the vision and mandate to do this within a ‘green growth agenda’. The MOU recognises the respective expertise and contributions of both organisations in assisting member Pacific Island countries and territories to meet their national priorities in the areas of social, environmental and economic development.
The signatories were the SPC Director General Dr. Colin Tukuitonga and the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr. Feleti Teo
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat (MSG) have signed an MOU which aims to strengthen cooperation between the Parties in the area of Green Growth. The MOU is for a period of five years.
The signatories were the MSG Director General Mr. Peter Forau and the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr. Feleti Teo
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) have signed an MOU which is to establish a closer partnership between USP and PIDF to jointly initiate actions towards the achievement of their respective mandate relative to sustainable development, the protection of the environment and the advancement of a green – blue economy in the pacific region.The MOU is for a period of five years.
The signatories were the Vice Chancellor & President of the University of South Pacific Professor Rajesh Chandra and the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr. Feleti Teo.
The signatories were the IUCN Regional Director, Oceania Mr. Taholo Kami and the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr. Feleti Teo.
The Pacific Island’s Development Forum Secretariat will work with the world’s largest conservation organisation WWF in building a business to business forum (B2B) for the Pacific to create business solutions that support Green-Blue economies. WWF-Pacific and the PIDF Secretariat will seek business, CSO and donor partners to jointly develop, finance and convene the regional business to business forum for the Pacific addressing business practices that contribute to sustainable natural resource management. The B2B forum will be styled and viewed as an extension to the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security Regional Business Forum (CT RBF), also initiated by WWF together with development partners and the six Coral Triangle countries – namely Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Timor Leste.
This event was created as a regional platform to help safeguard the long-term profitability of businesses, the sustainability of the region’s finite marine resources, and the well-being of the millions of people who directly depend on the Coral Triangle for food and livelihood.
Since its inception, this platform has seen fishing companies, seafood retailers, financial institutions, and travel and tourism operators in the Coral Triangle publicly announce concrete steps to reduce their impact on the marine environment by adopting more responsible business practices. . A number of these industries are global players and operate in the Pacific as well. The setup of the B2B forum and the Pacific Ocean Future Sustainability Forum are two main outputs of a Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative efforts between WWF-Pacific and the PIDF.The five years MOU is reviewable annually.
The signatories were the WWF Representatives Ms Kesaia Tabunakawai and the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr. Feleti Teo.