As we come closer to the completion of the construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) and target for handover in August 2019, it is my pleasure to call the first meeting of the PCCC Advisory Board. As you may recall the First SPREP Executive Board Meeting held in September of last year
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The Fifth meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-5) will be hosted by the Government of Samoa in Apia, Samoa from 05-09 August 2019.
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Attached is the inivitation from the chairperson of the Pacific Resilience Partnership Task Force.Mr Engel Raygadas to the Inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) which is confirmed to be held at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from 1-3 May 2019
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SPREP is pleased to invite you to participate in the Inception Meeting for the EU funded PacWaste Plus project. The meeting will seek to not only inform all participating countries of the project goals and objectives, but to involve you in the determination of specific actions to be included in the project and delivered ‘on-ground’ in various countries throughout the region.
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Cir#19/20: Tribute to Manasa Katonivualiku, Project Development Specialist in Climate Resilience and Adaptation Officer of SPREP
A member of our SPREP family, our dear colleague Mr Manasa Katonivualiku passed away after a brief illness on 11 February this year, while on duty travel in Vanuatu, and was laid to rest in his home island country of Fiji on 16 February, 2019.
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We are seeking nominations of Country representatives to sit on the PacWaste Plus project Steering Committee.
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Cir#19/18:Commencement of By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management Project (BIEM) - KRA-5 of the EDF-11 Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership
This circular is to update you on SPREP engagement in the EU EDF-11 funded Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP).
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- Manager, Pacific Climate Change Centre
- Project Manager, Regional Invasive Species Project
- Hazardous Waste Management Advise
Applications Are Invited For The Above Positions That Is Being Advertised Within SPREP Apia, Samoa
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SPREP is pleased to announce the new members of the SPREP Community
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Cir#19/15: International Association for Impact Assessment 39th conference and Pacific Day,29th April to 2nd May, 2019 Brisbane, Australia
SPREP would like to inform you of the upcoming International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) 39th Conference (IAIA 19) in Brisbane, Australia from April 29th to May 2nd. The conference brings Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) specialists together from across the globe to share experiences, new ideas, best practices, network, and learn from each other and provides training opportunities. The IAIA is the leading global impact assessment association and their annual conference always provides new insights and ways forward for Impact Assessment. This is the 39th conference and the theme of this year’s conference is “Evolution or Revolution: Where next for impact assessment?”
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Oceania Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), 25 -27 March, 2019, Samoa
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Report now available for your information.
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Cir#19/12: Invitation to Project Inception and Planning Meeting - Intra-ACP GCCA+Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) Project
The PACRES project aims to ensure better regional and national adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change challenges faced by Pacific ACP countries. It will be implemented in close alignment with the GCCA+ SUPA project.
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The SPREP Calendar of Events for 2019 will be shared quarterly.
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Please note the dates of the SPREP meeting in 2019.
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SPREP is delighted to inform you that SPREP and the European Union’s Delegation for the Pacific
have signed the PAGoDA to enable the PacWaste Plus project to commence in the region.
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SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments:
- Mr. Dominic Sadler, Invasive Species Coordinator
- Dr. Sascha Fuller, Pacific Node Coordinator, under MOU with the University of Newcastle, Australia
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- PacWaste Plus, Communications Officer
Applications Are Invited For The Above Positions That Are Being Advertised Within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
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SPREP will convene a GCF National Designated Authority Workshop from 18 – 20 March 2019 to
take place in Apia Samoa.
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SPREP Is Pleased To Announce Their New Staff Appointment
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- PacWaste Plus, Finance and Procurement Officer
- Project Manager, By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management
- Ecosystem and Biodiversity Officer
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With the establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the Human Development Forum has expanded its publishing operations with the creation of a series of volumes entitled “A Better World”, each dedicated to one or more of the 17 SDGs.
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Please find attached for your information an amended circular 18-74.
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Please be advised that in the absence of a GEF Support Adviser, the newly established Project
Coordinating Unit Team will provide the support required.
Please also refer to circular 18/76 for more details.
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Applications are invited for the above position that is being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
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SPREP and CSIRO, Australia will convene the 2nd regional workshop to develop a bioregionalisation for the South Western Pacific Ocean, to take place at Nadi, Fiji from the 12- 14 March 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to finalise bioregional boundaries and descriptions for the Western South Pacific Ocean. National level experts and other thematic experts on regional data and information have collaborated to develop preliminary bioregional boundaries and descriptions for the region (Annex 1). The report from this workshop can be downloaded from
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Cir#18/72: Seventh Meeting of the Waigani Convention Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC-7)
As agreed to in the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Waigani Convention (COP-9) held in Apia in September in 2017, I am pleased to advise that the Seventh Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC-7) of the Waigani Convention and the Sixth Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Pacific Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the joint implementation of the Waigani and Basel Conventions (SCPRC-6) will be held from the 19th–21st February 2019. In addition to these meetings, the Fifth Meeting of the GEF-PAS uPOPs project Steering Committee (GEF-PAS uPOPs-5) together with an evaluation meeting of the Minamata Initial Assessment and the National Implementation Plan projects and a consultation meeting for the ISLANDS proposal under the GEF-7 funding cycle will be held from the 25th February–1st March, 2019. All these meetings will be held in Nadi, Fiji.
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- Meteorology and Climatology Adviser
- Coastal Marine and Ecosystem Adviser (Re-advertisement) Previous applicants do not need to reapply as all applications received will be considered
- Threatened and Migratory Species Adviser (Re-advertisement) Previous applicants do not need to reapply as all applications received will be considered
Applications are invited for the above positions that are being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
The closing date for applications is:
Friday, 18th January 2019
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Cir#18/70: UNFCCC COP24 Information and Briefing Papers for the Pacific Island Countries Delegations
In line with the UNFCCC COP24 One-CROP Plus Engagement Plan, the One-CROP Plus Team have updated technical briefing papers on negotiation threads as identified by the Pacific as priorities for the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations.
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SPREP Is Pleased To Announce Their New Staff Appointment
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