PIDF LEADERS' SUMMIT & CONFERENCE 2019
The Republic of Fiji will be hosting the second Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit and Conference since the entry into force of its Charter on 4 September 2015. These governance meetings oversee the functioning and development of the PIDF and will approve the Strategic Plan, policies, budget and work programmes of the organization for years to come.
The PIDF is a multilateral and multi-stakeholder organization focusing on a distinctive Pacific model of green growth in blue economies aligned to sustainable development principles. The PIDF also serves as the Pacific Islands SouthSouth cooperation platform with the United Nations and is a member of the Inter-agency Collaborative Group on the Global Partnership on SIDS.
We are a space for catalysing, mobilizing and mainstreaming action in support of sustainable development through green/blue economy in Pacific Island Countries. PIDF is an action-oriented platform to identify innovative solutions and works closely with international institutions to engage state and non-state actors to develop high-impact collaborations on sustainable development & poverty reduction in the Pacific Islands.
The 2019 Conference of the PIDF is an important one for the Organisation for many reasons: appointment of new Chairperson for PIDF and also the time for the Secretariat to report back to the Leaders on our Strategic Plan, Pacific Climate Treaty, Regional Development Trust Fund, Pacific Climate Road Map and National Sustainable Development Boards (NSDBs) after extensive consultations.
For more details refer to the Tentative Conference Agenda
OPEN MEETING: Meeting access to members, PICTs, development partners, special observers, and guests.
The PIDF Conference will discuss current South-South Cooperation arrangements in the Pacific and propose a regional framework for action to support and strengthen national efforts in furthering South-South partnerships and implement pilot activities in Resilience building as a basis for further future engagement.
31 JULY 2019
9.00AM - 12.15PM
The meeting will discuss governance issues pertaining to the effective operations and strategic direction of the PIDF Secretariat.
Koroipita Model Town
Interested Participants of the PIDF Conference will be taken for a field visitation to the Koroipita Model Town to enhance their understanding of this island developed solution that is replicable and scalable for SIDS that face similar challenges.
An exhibition area will be available for poster exhibition, display of material and presentations for participants from country delegations, inter-governmental organizations, Civil Society, Private Sector and other stakeholder groups. The exhibition area will be opened on the first day in the afternoon and will be available for the duration of the two-day Governance meetings. A table and two chairs will be provided. Exhibitors are requested to commence set up on Sunday 28th July 2019. Please email us on [email protected] to express interest and confirm your exhibition space.