SIDS Partnership Framework
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) was held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. Around 300 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) partnerships were announced towards and during the Conference.The SIDS Partnership Framework is monitoring and ensuring the full implementation of pledges and commitments through partnerships for Small Island developing States, as well as encouraging new partnerships new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS. The SIDS Partnership Framework consist, in short, of a Steering Committee, now chaired by Maldives and Italy; the organization of an annual Global Multi-stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue; a partnership reporting template. Our project is highlighted on the platform.
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
The UN Division for Sustainable Development serves Member States, Major Groups and other stakeholders, as well as the general public, by providing wide access to information and knowledge for sustainable development, through its online Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform and social media outlets. All information on SDG’s are gathered on the platform.
Cap-Net UNDP is an international network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. Our project often rely on their expertise and vast network of water professionals to support capacity building initiatives.
Global Water Partnership
The GWP was founded in 1996 to promote integrated water resource management (IWRM). The network is open to all organisations involved in water resources management: developed and developing country government institutions, agencies of the United Nations, bi- and multi-lateral development banks, professional associations, research institutions, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector. Their website is hosting countless resources on IWRM.
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities
The GPA the only global intergovernmental mechanism directly addressing the connectivity between terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems. It is mainly focusing on three areas: marine litter, nutrient pollution and wastewater. It is hosting a Global Partnership on Marine Litter, a Global Partnership on Nutrient Management and a Global Wastewater Initiative.
IWLEARN.NET supports knowledge sharing in the GEF International Waters portfolio and hosts project-related information, contacts, more than 7,000 documents, including Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDA), Strategic Action Programmes (SAP), experience notes, results notes, reports. news, and events. Outputs from GEF IW Conferences, guidance materials and products of GEF IW:LEARN, UN Water Platforms, and other water-related learning are also available.
The Regional Seas Programme, launched in 1974, is one of UNEP’s most significant achievements in the past four decades.The Programme aims to address the accelerating degradation of the world’s oceans and coastal areas through a “shared seas” approach – namely, by engaging neighbouring countries in comprehensive and specific actions to protect their common marine environment. Today, more than 143 countries have joined 18 Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans for the sustainable management and use of the marine and coastal environment. In most cases, the Action Plan is underpinned by a strong legal framework in the form of a regional Convention and associated Protocols on specific problems. UNEP coordinates the Regional Seas Programme, based at the Nairobi headquarters.
Indian Ocean Commission
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is an intergovernmental organization created in 1982 in Port Louis (Mauritius) and institutionalized in 1984 by the Victoria Agreement (Seychelles). It brings together five countries in the Indian Ocean region: Comoros, France/Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles .
African Ministers’ Council on Water
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services.In 2008, Heads of State and Government of the AU agreed on commitments to accelerate the achievement of water and sanitation goals in Africa and mandated AMCOW to develop and follow up an implementation strategy for these commitments. AMCOW has also being accorded the status of a Specialised Committee for Water and Sanitation in the African Union.
The UNEP-DHI Partnership is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) centre of expertise dedicated to improving the management, development and use of freshwater resources from the local to the global level. UNEP-DHI is hosted at DHI, an independent, international consulting and research-based not-for-profit foundation of more than 1000 employees, with offices in 30+ countries, and with more than 50 years of experience in water resources management. Since its inception in 1996, UNEP-DHI has become a core resource for UNEP’s work on freshwater issues and in delivering UNEP’s Programmes of Work. The Centre’s ability to draw on DHI’s expertise in water and project implementation, as well as those of a broad network of partners, is one of its greatest strengths.