The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway was held from the 29th of October to the 1st of November of 2018 at the T.A.T.T.E. Convention Centre in Apia, Samoa. During four days of rich and interactive discussions, the delegates of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) reviewed the progress achieved and discussed the challenges and ways forward in the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway in national, regional and global levels; bringing together the results of the three regional meetings (Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS - Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea) held earlier this year.
The final side event of the Interregional Preparatory Meeting of the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway Mid-Term Review titled “Empowered Civil Society for Sustainable Development: Best Practices from CSO-Government Dialogues” and moderated by UN Resident Coordinator Simona Marinescu, fostered vivid discussions among panellists and participants on the role of civic engagement for development impact.
Celebrating the first-year anniversary since the launch of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project for Sustainable Development, a National Stakeholder Workshop took place at the Taumeasina Island Resort
The Women’s Committee at Siumu are serious about conserving their environment and surrounding. It is for this reason that they have completed the first of its two-phase USD10,000 project funded by UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme, which is in line with the United Nations SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
On Wednesday 7th of February, an Education for Sustainable Development workshop was held on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
The Komiti a Tina Tulivae of Samatau had every reason to be proud of their concerted efforts to implement their organic farming project in partnership with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. With the financial grant received from the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), the President of the Women’s Committee Ms. Aumua Karolaine Taulealo Ane humbly expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the GEF-SGP for the grant received to implement their agro-ecology project. She proudly added that they have managed to sell their first harvest of cabbages, lettuce, and tomatoes to the neighboring village of Manono.

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