The 3rd Steering Committee meeting of the Kiwa Initiative
On March 4th and 5th 2021, the 3rd Steering Committee meeting of the Kiwa Initiative met. Virtually present from ten different places in the world, the members of the Kiwa Initiative Community, donors (the European Union, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)) regional partners (the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)) and representatives from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia were able to discuss the achievements since the launch of the Initiative in March 2020.
Donors and representatives of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) also analyzed the regional projects submitted under the Kiwa Initiative 2020 call for ideas.
What is the Kiwa Steering Committee and what is its role?
The Kiwa Steering Committee, which meets twice a year, is the governance body of the Kiwa Initiative. It brings together:
- The donors as voting members,
- Representatives of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) as voting members,
- Regional partners (SPC, SPREP, IUCN) as observer members.
The Kiwa Steering Committee proposes annual strategic orientations for the Initiative, gives its opinion on the regional projects proposals, and on any other issue of importance for the Initiative.
The decision-making process is based on consensus.