Organisers and partners

About the Forum

PIPSO

Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation

The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) is the premier private sector representative body in the Pacific Islands region. Its members are comprised of the national private sector organisations of the 14 Forum Pacific Island Countries and American Samoa.

It is mandated to advocate the interests of the private sector at the regional level and participate and contribute to the policy development and strategies for private sector development. PIPSO works with regional organisations and donor agencies to strengthen the capacity of its members through consultation, training, mentoring, technical support and funding to enable them to dialogue with their governments on a level playing field.

SPTO

South Pacific Tourism Organisation

Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 18 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has about 200 private sector members.

CTA

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture.

IFAD

International Fund for Agricultural Development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.