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COUNCIL OF REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE PACIFIC (CROP)

C H A R T E R

The Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) exists to ensure that regional organisations pursue their collective aim of achieving sustainable development in the Pacific Island Countries and territories in the most effective and efficient manner. All agencies are involved in facilitating and progressing human development of the Pacific islands. CROP seeks to ensure that, through coordinated and cooperative action, the best results are achieved in the interests of the people of the region.

CROP will keep abreast of existing and emerging issues so that :

  • Member organisations are aware of relevant developments;
  • Organisations achieve the highest possible returns;
  • Activities are complementary and achieve effective results;
  • Information and resources are effectively shared.

CROP provides the vehicle for the formulation and dissemination of the regional Strategy on Development Priorities. This strategy informs decisions on regional development priorities. The success of CROP will be measured not only by evidence of close working relationships, but ultimately by improved conditions in the Pacific Island Countries and territories.

CROP members undertake to work together in addressing the constraints and problems of island development, and to providing the necessary services.

The efforts of CROP members will be directed towards achieving their aim through mutual support and cooperation. CROP members will achieve their individual mandates more effectively by working together.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, April 2000


 

FORUM FISHERIES AGENCY (FFA)

Mr Tanielu Sua
Director
Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
P O Box 629, Honiara
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Tel: +677 21 124
Fax: +677 23995
Website: www.ffa.intexternal  link

PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PIDP)

Dr Sitiveni Halapua
Director
Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP)
East-West Center
1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, United States of America
HAWAII 96848

Tel: +1-808 944-7745
Fax: +1-808 944-7670
Website: www.eastwestcenter.org/pidp-ab.aspexternal  link

SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY (SPC)

1. Dr Jimmie Rodgers
Director-General
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Private Mail Bag, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Fax: +679 3370 021/3387 854
Tel:+679 3370733/3370804/496
Website: www.spc.intexternal  link

SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMME (SPREP)

Mr David Sheppard
Director
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
PO Box 240, Apia
SAMOA

Tel: +685 21-929
Fax: +685 20-231
Website: www.sprep.org.wsexternal  link

south-pacific.travel

Mr Ilisoni Vuidreketi
Chief Executive
south-pacific.travel
Level 3, FNFP Place, 343-359 Victoria Parade
P O Box 13119, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 3304-177

Fax: +679 3301-995
Website: south-pacific.travel

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC (USP)

Dr Rajesh Chandra
Vice-Chancellor
University of the South Pacific (USP)
P O Box 1168,Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 323-1000
Fax: +679 3302-556
Website: www.usp.ac.fjexternal  link

FIJI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (FSchM)

Professor Ian Rouse
Dean
Fiji School of Medicine (FSchM)
Private Mail Bag, Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 331 1700
Fax: +679 330 3469
Website: www.fsm.ac.fjexternal  link

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT (PIFS)

1. Mr Neroni Slade
Secretary-General
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Private Mail Bag,Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

2. Mr Feleti Teo (SGG)
Deputy Secretary-General

3. Mr Peter Forau (EG & S)
Deputy Secretary-General

Tel: +679 331 2600
Fax: +679 330 5573
Website: www.forumsec.org.fjexternal  link

PACIFIC POWER ASSOCIATION (PPA)

Mr Tony Niel
Executive Director
Pacific Power Association (PPA)
Private Mail Bag, GPO Suva
FIJI ISLANDS

Tel: +679 330 6022
Fax: +679 330 2038
Website: www.ppa.org.fjexternal  link

Last Updated on Monday, 24 January 2011 11:35  

Newsflash

The annual Pacific Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) User Conference will be held from Tuesday 25 - 27 November, 2014 in Suva.

The Conference will be held at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre located at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala Campus and will be opened by the Permanent Secretary of Lands, Mr Tevita Boseiwaqa and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division Director, Professor Michael Petterson.

The theme of the 2014 Conference is “Empowering Pacific Communities through Improved Geospatial Data” where more than 200 participants are expected to converge.

The three-day conference will include plenary presentations and technical sessions to address themes that include but are not limited to using GIS in forestry and landcover, coastal and marine, spatial open source data, disasters, geodetic infrastructure, utilities, and education with case studies from Pacific Island countries. The conference will also showcase the latest technology and applications on GIS presentations.

Dr Wolf Forstreuter, Head of SPC’s GIS/RS Unit commented that this is the only conference in the GIS & RS user community where Pacific Islanders have an opportunity to showcase their GIS & RS applications and meet representatives of spatial data resellers, software, hardware vendors, and scientific specialists. He added, ‘There are some regional conferences in Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia; however, the level of participation by representatives from the Pacific region is often limited at those meetings, as compared to the Suva conference.’