Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 00:41
March 21, 2014 by admin
General News
A joint Independent Corporate Review of SPREP and Mid-term Review of the SPREP Strategic Plan commenced this week, following the announcement of the successful bidder for the regional tender - John E Hay and Associates Ltd.

Professor Hay is well known to the region as a Pacific based academic with over 40 years of relevant experience, including as team leader of the first Independent Corporate Review in 2008 and as the current Regional Adviser for the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific, which will come into effect in 2016.

SPREP Review Signing

Pictured above: Mr. David Sheppard, Director General of SPREP, and Professor John Hay of John E. Hay and Associates Ltd, sign the contract for the two major reviews.

The review will broadly assess the organisation's performance over the last five years, including implementation of the Strategic Plan and whether current priorities and targets are still relevant. The review will also help guide the ongoing implementation of the plan to 2015, and development of the next Strategic Plan.

Professor Hay's team members are highly experienced specialists from throughout the Pacific region and include Ms. Teresa Manarangi-Trott, Deputy Team Leader, a Cook Islands based consultant and Director of Pacific Consultants Ltd; Ms. Sivia Qoro, a Fiji based consultant with extensive consultancy experience in external evaluations; and Mr. William Kostka, a consultant from Federated States of Micronesia, who is also the Executive Director of the Micronesia Conservation Trust and a member of the Micronesia Challenge Steering Committee.

The review will be guided by a Reference Group of SPREP members and undertaken in a consultative manner with SPREP members, partners, donors and staff, through an open and transparent process. The review approach will include a major regional workshop with SPREP members in Fiji from 12 - 14 May, 2014. The final review reports will be presented to the 25th Annual SPREP Meeting to be held from 30 September to 3 October, 2014.

For more information about the review please contact Audrey Brown-Pereira, Executive Officer by email or phone +685 21929.