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Policy & Development Division (PDD)

VISION

A high level resource and economic analysis in both fisheries and marine resources development to promote sustainable development goals toward the government aspirations for achieving the highest level of economic and social benefits from the marine resources in particular the fisheries and mineral resources.

 MISSION

PDD is bound to perform a broad consultative/coordinative and holistic approach in the role of resource planning and economic analysis to provide an informed decision making process through the following;

  • Lead in the formulation of policies, plans and strategies, and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of all development programs and projects,
  • Provide proactive and sound policy analysis, strategic planning, effective communication, sharing and dissemination of data and information, and advice on all economic and developmental issues for the Ministry,
  • Work closely with FFA and SPC in particular to improve economic analysis and modelling on fisheries and mineral resources, including Joint-Venture companies.
  • Provide a coordinative and collaborative approach to the local communities, key stakeholders, both private and government sectors, and development partners,
  • Maintaining a quality performance in the role of planning and advisory to the Secretary and the Minister in a timely manner, and to facilitate and strengthen the management and decision making of the Ministry.

HOW PDD WORKS

  • PDD works within the Ministry which plays a central and overarching role to oversee all development programmes and projects for the Ministry.
  • All concerns in relation to the planning, formulation, development, monitoring and evaluation stages of the program and project.
  • All Divisions, Units, SOEs are responsible for management and operations of all activities, implement given projects and to provide progress reports (every 3 months) and terminal reports (at completion of activity)
  • PDD will work closely with Divisions and Units for effective coordination on the implementation of projects.
  • PDD will convene a 6 monthly meetings throughout the year to evaluate project implementation, address emerging issues and formulate project concepts for new development milestones.
  • PDD will work closely with the Account Section on project appraisals, and project financial monitoring and acquittals.

ON-GOING PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES

1. Establishing Fish Centres on the Outer Islands

Objective:

The main purpose of this project is to enhance food security and most importantly is to develop and increase income generation to the local fishermen.

Background:

The Projects has been extensively covered most of outer islands which include: Makin, Butaritrai, Marakei, Abaiang, Kuria, Aranuka, Nonouti, Tab South, Tab North, Onotoa, Beru, Tamana, Arorae, Banaba, Teraina and Tabuaeran.

2. Waa n Oo Project

Objective

The long term key objective of this project is to reach out to the individual fishing household in providing affordable fishing canoes to enhance food security and promote economic growth within the fishery sector.

Background

The project will provide 50 local canoes (waa n oo) to each islands.  The project implemented in stages as highlighted below:

Phase I: Nonouti, Tamana, Arorae, Kuria and Aranuka- almost completed

Phase II:  Makin, Nikunau, Onotoa and Butaritari-almost completed

Phase III: Beru, Abaiang, Marakei, Tab South, Tab North, Abemama, Maiana, Teraina, Tabuaeran and Banaba- To be implemented as soon as all the materials arrive probably in February 2016.

3. Boat and Engine Project

Objective: 

To enhance food security and increase income generation to Outer Islands communities.

Background:

The project will only provide a boat and engine to a community or village upon receiving a request.  The receiver of the boat and engine will provide an operational and maintenance cost.

4. Artisanal Fisherman Loan Scheme Project

Objective;

Maximising and sustain long term food security, income generation and ensure safety at sea for artisanal fishing through accessible revolving loan scheme.

Background;

The Project would basically provide loans to artisanal fishermen in supplying fishing equipment and bigger boat that could maintain the quality of fish when fishing for more than 3 days.

5. Solar Power System Project

Objective;

To improve the living conditions and welfare of the people at the outer islands and also increasing diversification of the economy in production leading to greater self-reliance and generation of cash employment

Background;

The project would provide a solar power system to Outer Islands that would powered the ice making machine and generator to minimize the high consumption of fuel which was very expensive.