The PIDF is open to all Pacific Island Countries irrespective of their political status whether independent states or dependant territories. All public sector, private sector and civil society organisations from the following Pacific Countries are eligible to participate in PIDF activities: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Island, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Island, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna.
Multi-stakeholder high-impact collaborations is critical for sustainable development. No one sector in society can deliver the complexities of sustainable development alone. Multi-stakeholder partnership provides fresh opportunity for doing development better by recognizing the qualities and competencies of each sector whether government, civil society or private sector, and finding new ways of harnessing these contributions for the common good. Here we will use the expertise of the private sector, normative leadership of the public sector, and successful delivery mechanisms of civil society to bring about sustainable development through the green economy.
PIDF will undertake its work at three levels:
- Sphere of Control: It will work closely with National Planning authorities in the region in the development of their National Development Policies in the area of the Green Economy. It will also work closely with Pacific Missions at the UN in New York.
- Sphere of Influence: PIDF will also engage appropriate stakeholders in Pacific Rim Countries and Potential Development Partners, in such areas as the Mauritius Strategy and the 2014 SIDS Global Conference, MDGs Acceleration Framework to 2015, Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, G77 & China Chairmanship in 2013, AOSIS, G7, High Level Political Forum.
- Sphere of Concern: PIDF will also advocate for the interest of its members in global forums such as UNFCCC.
The global landscape of development cooperation has changed drastically in recent years. The era of one way cooperation has become outdated, as countries of the South are engaging in collaborative learning models to share innovative, adaptable and cost-efficient solutions to address their development challenges. This changing context is allowing the emergence of a paradigm where “Horizontal Partnerships”, based on equity, trust, mutual benefit and long-term relations, become an alternative way to do development cooperation.
This new way of doing things includes traditional donors engaging in Triangular Cooperation (TrC) or directly supporting South-South schemes. In the Pacific Fiji has signed six (6) MOUs with Nauru, Kiribati, FSM, Tuvalu, Palau, Solomon Islands on Development Cooperation. It has sent 30 Retired Teachers to Nauru & RMI under Fiji Volunteer Scheme. Together with Japan Fiji is providing technical and vocational education and training for Kiribati and Tuvalu in Fiji. PIDF will accelerate such South-South Cooperation.
Development Dialogue Partners
There are a number of development dialogue spaces in the region which PIDF will network with in the implementation of sustainable development through the green/blue economy:
- PNG Development Forum
- Solomon Islands PM Roundtable
- Micronesia Chief Executive Summit
- Tonga/Ha’apai Roundtable
- Vanuatu Green Growth Dialogue
- Fiji Development Forum
- Pacific Green Growth Coalition