Initiatives

Island Resilience Initiative.

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has partnered with the Global Island Initiative (GLISPA) and Precovery Lab to implement the Island Resilience Initiative (IRI). The IRI has so far been deployed to Palau, Marshall Islands and Fiji. IRI has six focus areas: Community Resilience, Energy, Environment, Equity, Water and Food Security. The process of implementation of projects identified through the IRI consultative process is involving a large number of other partners. Read more here.

Solarisation of Heads of State Residences

Solar Head of States (SHOS) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) have developed this initiative to facilitate the installation of solar energy infrastructure to power residences of heads of state of PIDF member countries and the PIDF Headquarters to promote renewable energy in the Pacific. PIDF and SHOS, with private sector partners, will procure, construct, and provide project management for the System. SHOS will also train local staff, labourers, and volunteers, who will assist with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the System. The Government of India has approved the funding of this project through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. Read more here.

Bamboo Development Centre

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in partnership with the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) and other partners, including Fiji’s Ministry of Forests, has developed a concept for the establishment of a Bamboo Centre in Fiji. Bamboo is potentially an important component of the Green Economy transformation. Its presence in a number of Pacific island countries and its versatility could offer Pacific people sustainable solutions to their needs. It could also become an important source of employment and income for communities that are currently under employed. Read more here.

Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access.

A partnership between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) who are providing the funding, will start implementation in 2019. The objective of the initiative is to strengthen inclusive informed decision-making by resource owners and local government officials for integration of Green Economy and Renewable Energy into local-level planning and to strengthen implementation of Renewable Energy for rural electrification. The initiative will be implemented in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. Read more here.