Meeting between Pacific Islands Development Forum and PGRSC

PGRSC meets Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Director Blue Economy Arpana Pratap to discuss their shared goals for PICs, future cooperation and support of the Pacific GIS & RS Council through the annual Conferences.

This meeting is a great milestone for both PIDF and PGRSC in support of Remote Sensing and GIS capacity building in the Pacific Region.

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), headquartered in Suva, is a regional organization created in 2013.

The PIDF’s main objective is to support sustainable development in Pacific Islands by facilitating:

  • The integration of sustainable development’s three pillars (Environmental, Social and Economic) to combine sustained economic growth and the needs of society with environmental resilience.
  • The use of tools and innovations associated with the green economy, leadership, adaptation, and the implementation of sustainable partnerships.

The PIDF seeks to act as a multipartite platform for government leaders, the private sector and civil society, to create dynamic partnerships in which leaders and representatives of Pacific countries take ownership of the decisions and actions implemented to meet their specific development needs.

The PIDF counts among its members the countries which signed the organization’s charter, financial partners as well as organizations representing the private sector and civil society.