CIRDAP will strengthen its partnership with Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) to promote rural development through regional cooperation among the Asia-Pacific Countries.
Director General of CIRADP Mr. Tevita G. Boseiwaqa Taginavulau, expressed CIRDAP’s commitment to work with regional organisations including PIDF in the mutual areas of interest during the First PIDF Conference held in Nadi, Fiji on 29 July, 2019.
The conference with a theme of “Strengthening South-South Cooperation for a Resilient Pacific” has explored the ways of leveraging the opportunities provided by South-South cooperation to build horizontal and inclusive relationships that add complementary value to the development agenda in the Pacific. The Conference, which was organised by Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), has been attended by leaders from the Pacific countries, Representatives of private sector, NGOs, multilateral agencies, international and regional organizations.
DG CIRDAP also moderated a plenary Session on ‘South-South Cooperation for the blue and green economy – Implementation and Financing’. Discussants of the session discussed about the public and private engagement strategies that can be harnessed to derive maximum benefits from the blue/green economy, while supporting community resilience.
CIRDAP is trying to reach out other Pacific countries to join CIRDAP in its effort for inclusive and sustainable rural development in the Asia-pacific region.