Development Partners Meetings

Development Partners Meetings

Mitiaro Visit

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Mitiaro, Cook Islands 12th February 2015

Day 4 of the Development Partners Meeting will take place on the Island of Mitiaro providing participants with a first hand view of the challenges and benefits invloved in Pa Enua development, this will be an overnight visit and include the closing event for the 5th Development Partners Meeting 2015.

The Mitiaro Visit will be a self funded event with a package consisting of flights, accomodation, transportation and meals. Seats are limited so please contact us on  development@cookislands.gov.ck to find out how you can register.

The Agenda for this section of the meeting is as follows:  

MITIARO -  Thursday 12 February – Southern pa enua island visit

Thursday morning transfers to Pa Enua

Venue, Date and time

Session Theme

Documents/props

Discussion issues

Thursday 12th
 9.30am – 11:00am
Story telling: Agriculture and livelihoods  from the Pa Enua
 
Launch of Agriculture sector plan
China’s demonstration farms
NCD Roadmap
Enabling environments
Small grant map
Mitiaro Statistics
National Infrastructure Investment Plan
Private sector assessment
 
 
Enabling the environment for
Pa enua livelihoods
Connecting islands
Business skills for the pa enua
Fresh fruit and vegetables supply
Exotic Fruit farming
Food security
Land access
Woman in Agribusiness
Thursday 12th
11:00am – 12:30pm
Story telling - Fisheries for livelihoods from the Pa Enua
 
Island development plans
Itu’s Bones - Aitutaki movie
Pearl revitalisation program
Fieldtrip
Regional fisheries cooperation
Small grant map
Mitiaro Statistics
National Infrastructure Investment Plan
Private sector assessment
 
 
 
 
Securing a greater share of the global tuna value chain
Pearl revitalisation – Local Govt & local lead development
Eco-tourism (Bone fishing)
Sharing of resources
Holistic development in small islands
Sustaining fragile local environments
Fish Aggregate devices to promote livelihoods in fisheries
Adaptation
Woman in fisheries
 

Lunch 12:30pm 1:30pm

Check in – Accommodation

Thursday 12th
 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Mitiaro experience
Land and sea field trips
  • Lake, maire production
  • Renewable Energy site
  • Inshore fishing trip (limited spaces/weather dependant)
Practical action to improve local  livelihoods
Omutu Harbour
Thursday 12th
 6:30pm
Closing plenary  and dinner hosted by Cook Islands government
Outcomes document
Summary and closing remarks

Development awards 2015

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JOURNEY TO DEVELOPMENT: 50 YEARS IN THE COOK ISLANDS 

KAVEINGA TUPURANGA - TE 50 MATAITI O TE BASILEIA 9 - 12 O PEPERUARE 2015

Rarotonga, Cook Islands 9 - 12 February

The awards and the Development Partners meeting will be one of the many special events taking place next year to celebrate half a century of self-government in the Cook Islands

The 2015 Development Awards are designed to pay tribute to people, projects, international partners and organisation that have made a special contribution to the country’s first fifty years since self-government in 1965.
 
After getting off to a slow start the 2015 Development Awards to celebrate 50 years or development since self-government in 1965, attracted nearly 70 nomination forms covering over 110 nominations, some of them covering several decades.

The judges are currently making their decisions and the award winners will be announced at an old-style awards dinner and dance to be held in the old packing shed at Titikaveka (Enua Manea) on everning of Tuesday 10th February. Thirty-five development partner representatives and some regional leaders from other Pacific countries attending the fifth annual development partners meeting will be at the dinner. 

There are 7 categories in the awards, they are:

  1. Best Decade Development Award 1965-1975
  2. Best Decade Development Award 1975-1985
  3. Best Decade Development Award 1985-1995
  4. Best Decade Development Award 1995-2005
  5. Best Decade Development Award 2005-2014
  6. Supreme development 1965 – 2015
  7. People’s Choice award

Nominees are: Mana Strickland, CINCW, Rarotonga Airport Construction, Albert Henry, Metuakore (Motu) Kore, Ron Crocombe, Sir Thomas Davis, Trevor Clarke, ‘Those who made self-government possible’, Harry Napa, Tutaka Programme, Girl Guides Association, Taira Rere, Silk & Boyd, Ewan Smith, George Cowan, Outer Islands Airport Development, Sir Thomas Davis, Frontal Attack on TB, Mike Tavioni, Donald and Marie Melvin, Rotoract, Telecom Cook Islands, Lynnsay Rongokea (Francis), Tuki Wright, Munro Hockin, Kura and Roger Malcolm, T & M Heather, Malcolm Kaijer, Jack Cooper, Te Ipukarea Society, Elena Tavioni, Puaikura Volunteer Fire Brigade, CCECC Capital Programme, Zero Maternal Deaths During Childbirth, Cook Islands Trading Corporation, Robert Skews and Turama Pacific Travel, Chamber of Commerce, Lagoon Day, Paiere Mokeroa Tourist Accommodation, CI Red Cross, Dr Parameshvara Deca, Paul Maoate, Maru Maru Atua and CI Voyaging Society, Film Raro, PI Conservation Initiative (Shark Sanctuary), Te Kainga o Pa Taunga - Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre, Vaka Eiva, Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Services, CI Girl Guides Association, CI Breast Cancer Foundation, Ministry of Health Legislative Framework, Kauraka Kauraka, Takitumu Conservation Area, Alfred Charles Wigmore, Tekake Williams, European Union and the Ministry of Education. 

“The 2015 Development Awards will recognise the country's best development achievements over the last fifty years. These awards will honour organisations, individuals and the public and private sector for their efforts in creating positive change in the Cook Islands” Minister Brown.

Members of the public are being encouraged to attend the dinner. Individual tickets or tables of 10 are available for purchase.

awards invite


Meeting agenda and Outcome Statement

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 JOURNEY TO DEVELOPMENT: 50 YEARS IN THE COOK ISLANDS 
 
KAVEINGA TUPURANGA - TE 50 MATAITI O TE BASILEIA
 
Rarotonga, Cook Islands 9 - 12 February

Come join us for the 5th Cook Islands Development Partners Meeting, our objective is to create a focused space to share inclusive views on development and innovations for more effective development and demonstrate credibillity of Cook Islands national systems in a manner that increases coordinated effort across organisations.

Please refer to our agenda for more details

2015 Development Partners Meeting Agenda 

2015 Development Partners Meeting Outcome Statement


Background- Rarotonga meeting

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 JOURNEY TO DEVELOPMENT: 50 YEARS IN THE COOK ISLANDS 
 
KAVEINGA TUPURANGA - TE 50 MATAITI O TE BASILEIA
 
Rarotonga, Cook Islands 9 - 12 February

 Tuesday 10th February - Session information

Session Theme: Reflections to 50 years of development - perspectives and future challenges

Wednesday 11th February- Session Information

Session Theme: Water and Sanitation
 
 Session Theme: Opportunities for Social Development
 
 Session Theme: Labour and mobility
 
 Session Theme: Future development paths and their potential impacts
 
 Session Theme: Building capability-Cook Islands priorties
Public Sector Strengthening