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INAUGURAL MEETING PROGRAM

Leadership, Innovation & Partnership for Green/Blue Pacific Economies 5th - 7th August, 2013, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau Island, Nadi, FIJI


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5th-7th August 2013, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji

“Leadership, Innovation & Partnership for Green/Blue Pacific Economies” MONDAY 5TH AUGUST – THEME: LEADERSHIP AND GREEN GROWTH 8.30am-11.30am

11.30am-12.30pm

Formal Ceremonies of Welcome Guard of Honor by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Traditional Ceremonies of Welcome performed by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces: o Qaloqalovi o Vakamamaca o Sevusevu o YaqonaVakaturaga o WaseniYaqonaVakaturaga o Vosa Vakaturaga o Ulivini Vosa Official photograph of Leaders Morning Tea Venue: Denarau Golf & Racquet Club Dress: Suit/National Dress Official Opening Chairperson: Dr JimmieROGERS, Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea Welcome Address: Commodore J.V. BAINIMARAMA, Prime Minister, FIJI. Keynote Address: His ExcellencyXananaGUSMÃO, Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort


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Dress: Island Informal (Bula). Dress for the remainder of the Conference unless otherwise indicated Lunch Venue: The Feast Restaurant, Sheraton Fiji Resort Session 1: From RIO to the Pacific – Overview on global & regional status on sustainable development and the green economy Session Objective: To review global and regional status on sustainable development, define green growth and its regional framework. Chairperson: Mr IosefaMAIAVA, Head, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific PacificOffice, Suva Keynote Presentations: 1. Dr Jimmie ROGERS, Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, on the regional status of sustainable development. 2. Mr Peter FORAU, Director General, Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat, Port Villa,on the outcome of the Pacific Small Island Developing Statespreparatorymeeting and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Green Growth Framework. 3. H.E Hazza Mohammed Falah AL QAHTANI, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid on, “Green Economy and Sustainability” Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort

3.00pm-3.15pm

Break Venue: Sheraton Pre-Function Area

3.15pm-4.45pm

Session 2: Political/Public Leadership for the Green Economy Session objective: To shape the role of political leadership and governments in transitioning into green growth. Chairperson


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AmbassadorKaliopate TAVOLA FIJI Keynote Presentations: HonorableAnote TONG, President of Kiribati, on Oceans/climate change Honorable Gordon Darcy LILO Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, on Green Growth dialogue Lead Discussants: Honorable Dr Sitiveni HALAPUA MP, Tonga Ms. Mereia VOLAVOLA, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation, Suva Mr Rex HOROI, Director, Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International, Suva Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort 4.45pm-6.15pm

Session 3: Private Sector Leadership in the Green Economy Session objective: To showcase the role of private sector and its leadership in making the transition to green growth. Chairperson Mr Nalin PATEL, Chairman, Fiji Airways Board of Directors, Suva Key Speakers 1. Mr CheySCOVELL, Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing Council of PNG

2. Mr Paul EVERS, Executive Director, Future Forests (Fiji) Ltd, Suva 3. Mr DavidGILMORE, Chairman & Owner, TheWakaya Group. Lead Discussants Mr Siosiua UTOIKAMANU, Director of Pacific Island Centre of Public


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Administration University of the South Pacific, Suva Mrs. PremilaKUMAR, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Council of Fiji Mr William PARKINSON, Chairperson, Leadership Fiji Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort 6.30pm – 8.00pm

PACIFIC NIGHT Welcome Reception hosted by Ratu Inoke KUBUABOLAMinister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, FIJI Special Performance by Pacific Islands Cultural Groups Music by the Fiji Police Jazz Band Venue: Croquet Lawn, Sheraton Fiji Resort


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TUESDAY 6THAUGUST – THEME: INNOVATION FOR GREEN/BLUE ECONOMIES 8.30am-10.00am

Session 4: Community Leadership for the Green Economy Session objective: To discuss the role of Communities, Non-Government Organisations, Faithbased Groups etc. and their leaderships in supporting the transition to green growth Chairperson: Mrs.Lorine TEVI Deputy Chairperson of the Board, Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations, Suva Key Speakers: 1. Archbishop The Most Revd.Dr Winston HALAPUA, Anglican Church in Polynesia, Suva 2. Ms. Kesaia TABUNAKAWAI, Representative, World Wide Fund for Nature South Pacific Programme, Suva Lead Discussants: Ambassador Robin YARROW, Chairman National Trust of Fiji Mr Rokoseru NABALARUA Chief Executive, Natural Waters of Viti Limited, Suva Ms. Susana Waqainabete-TUISESE, Program Director, Conservation International, Suva Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort

10.00am-10.30am

Break Venue: Sheraton Pre-Function Area

10.30am-12.00pm

Session 5: Innovations for the Green/Blue Economy Session Objective: To showcase the role and importance of innovations in bringing about the


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Green/Blue Economy in Pacific small island developing countries. Chairperson: Hon. Charles ABEL, Minister of National Planning, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Keynote Speaker: Ambassador RHEE, Soo-taek, Head United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Investment and Technology Transfer Promotion Office (ITPO),Seoul on How UNIDO can help Pacific economies bring about the innovations that they need to transition to the Green Economy. Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort 12.00pm-1.00pm

Lunch Venue: The Feast Sheraton Fiji Resort

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Session 6: Parallel Sessions Session Objective: To showcase the innovations including financial and human capital, and policy framework that need to be put in place in the primary, enabling and cross cutting sectors to bring about the Green/Blue Economy in Pacific small island developing countries. Chairperson: Mr Taholo KAMI Regional Director International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Suva Tracks: Track A: Extractive 1 – Mining and Energy Facilitator: Professor Michael G. PATTERSON, Director, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Applied Geoscience and Technology Division, Suva. Co-Facilitator: Professor Alfred OEHLERS, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Room: Frangipani Room, Sheraton Fiji Resort


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Track B: Extractive 2 – Fisheries and Forestry Facilitator:Mr Mike BATTY, Director, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea. Co-Facilitator: Mr Paul EVERS, Executive Director, Future Forests (Fiji) Ltd, Suva Room: Gardenia, Sheraton Fiji Resort Track C: Tourism Facilitator: Ratu Ilisoni VUIDREKETI Chief Executive, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Suva Co-Facilitator: Mr. Geoff HYDE Managing Director Sustainable Tourism International Ltd. Room: Senijale, Westin Denarau Island Resort Track D: Agriculture Facilitator: Mr Ropate LIGAIRI, Permanent Secretary for Agriculture. Co-Facilitator: Dr Ken COKANASIGAAdviser, Animal Health and Production, Land Resources Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community Room: Orchid, Sheraton Fiji Resort Track E: Manufacturing & Trade Facilitator:Mr Shaheen ALI Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade, Suva Co-Facilitator: Mr CheySCOVELL, Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing Council of PNG Room: Senibua, Westin Denarau Island Resort

Track F: Transport & Infrastructure Facilitator: Mr John HOGAN, Director Economic Development Division, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Suva Co-Facilitator: Senator J. Kalani ENGLISH Chair of the Hawaii Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs


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Room: SenirosiRua, Westin Denarau Island Resort Track G: Health & Disaster Prevention Facilitator: Dr Temo K WAQANIVALU, Coordinator Noncommunicable Disease and Health Promotion, World Health Organisation, Suva. Co-Facilitator: Timothy WILCOX, Sub-Regional Coordinator (Pacific), UNISDR Suva, Fiji Room: SenirosiDua, Westin Denarau Island Resort 3.00pm-3.15pm

Break Venue: Sheraton Fiji Resort and Westin Denarau Pre-Function Area

3.15pm-4.15pm

Session 6: Parallel Sessions (continues)

4.15pm-6.00pm

Session 7: Parallel Sessions Track Facilitators Meeting Session objective: To review each session’s recommendations, identify synergies and identify the way forward especially possible areas of partnerships to bringing about the Green Economy in Pacific small island developing countries. Chairperson: Mr Taholo KAMI, Regional Director International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Suva Venue: Frangipani Room, Sheraton Fiji Resort

6.30pm-8.00pm

FIJI NIGHT Cocktail Reception hosted by Commodore J.V BAINIMARAMA, Prime Minister, FIJI Special Performances by the: o Shobna Chanel Dance Group of the Indian Cultural Center, Indian High Commission, Suva; and o AdiCakobau School Meke Group, AdiCakobau School, Sawani.


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Music by the Fiji Police Jazz Band Venue: Coco Palms the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa 8.00pm-10.00pm

Dinner hosted by Commodore J.V BAINIMARAMA, Prime Minister, FIJI (By invitation) Music by JeseMucunabitu Venue: SenirosiRua, the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa


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WEDNESDAY 7THAUGUST – THEME: PARTNERSHIPS FOR GREEN/BLUE ECONOMIES 8.30am-10.00am

Session 8: Partnership for the green/blue economy Session objective: To plan and direct how the Green Economy as the new engine for growth, employment, and the reduction of persistent poverty in Pacific small island developing countries and the place of partnership in the process. Chairperson: Honorable Dr Sitiveni HALAPUA, MP, Tonga Keynote Presentation His ExcellencyDr Young-Woo Park, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Program, Bangkok on the place of partnership in the Green Economy. Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort

10.00am-10.30am

Break Venue: Sheraton Pre-Function Area

10.30am-11.30pm

Session 9: Pacific Island Development Forum Institutional Issues Session objective: To consider the governance structure, funding strategy, work program and Secretariat of Pacific Island Development Forum. Chairperson Dr Gerald A. FININ, Co-Director, Pacific Islands Development Program, Hawaii Keynote Presentation Mr Amena YAUVOLI, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, FIJI Interactive Discussions

11.30pm-12.30pm

Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort Session 10: Presentation of Outcome Statements Session objective:


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To consider recommendations and the way forward especially possible areas of partnerships on bringing about the Green Economy in Pacific small island developing countries. Chairperson: Professor Elizabeth HOLLAND, Professor of Climate Change, Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of the South Pacific, Suva Presentation: Mr Taholo KAMI, Regional Director International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Suva Interactive Discussions Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort 12.30pm-2.00pm

Official Closing Chairperson: Ratu Inoke KUBUABOLA Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, FIJI Closing Address Commodore J.V BAINIMARAMA, Prime Minister, FIJI Venue: Golden Ballroom, Sheraton Fiji Resort

1.00pm-2.00pm

Lunch Venue: The Feast Sheraton Denarau Resort

2.00pm-6.00pm

Free Afternoon

6.00pm-7.30pm

Farewell Events Reception hosted by His Excellency Ratu Epeli NAILATIKAU, President Signing of Official CommuniquĂŠs and Partnership Agreements Beating of the Retreat by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Venue: Denarau Golf & Racquet Club

7.30pm-9.30pm

ITAUKEI NIGHT


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Gala Dinner and Island Night hosted by His Excellency Ratu Epeli NAILATIKAU, President Special Performance by the KABU NI VANUA Music by the Fiji Police Jazz Band Venue: Golden Ballroom END OF PROGRAM


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