A major regional geospatial information system and other innovative risk assessment tools are being developed to assist Pacific Island countries to undertake evidence-based decision making in development planning and finance as was announced during a four-day workshop from 9 to 12 June 2015 in Suva, Fiji with the participation of Pacific region government representatives and development partners.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization. It advocates for change and connects the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office covers 10 countries - Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The mission of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is "to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow." Its goal is to ensure that earth sciences are utilized fully in order to improve the livelihoods of Pacific communities.
The Fiji Land Information System is a major government project, part of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral resources, designed to create a coordinated system for storing and providing 'core' information about land in the Republic of Fiji.
The Fiji Department of the Ministry of Public Utilities is directly responsible for policy formulation, planning, design, regulation, coordination and implementation of programs, and project services relating to public works, roads, shipping, meteorology, transportation and utilities.
The roles and responsibilities of the Forestry Department are the formulation and implementation of policy initiatives and the administration of the regulatory framework to facilitate Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in all types of forests.
Among the key activities of the MRD are providing geoscientific information on Fiji, developing policies on mining and providing other relevant information and assistance for investors in the mining sector. MRD furthermore facilitates the exploration and development of the mineral, petroleum and other related non-living resources of the country.