Our member and coordinator of the recently created SRAP Delegation of the South Pacific Islands, Ricardo Domínguez Llosa (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), participated in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Solutions Forum held in Apia, Samoa, on November 28th, 29th, and 30th.
Ricardo participated coordinating various sessions, especially in the afternoon of the 30th day.
Under the theme “Working together to leave no one behind” the 2022 Pacific SIDS Solutions Forum is organized to follow up and build on the global SIDS Solutions Forum of 2021 through identifying country-specific and regional successes (good practices), challenges and next steps within the context of advancing the achievement of the SAMOA Pathway and 2030 agenda in the context of COVID-19 and the 5F crisis (food, fuel, feed, fertilizer, and financing) recovery.
Throughout the Forum, participants provided with new analysis, tools and knowledge to develop country-specific follow-up action points on:
- COVID-19 recovery efforts and strategies to address impacts of the war in Ukraine war;
- the progress and lessons learned from the work linked to national food systems transformation;
- identification and expansion of innovative digitalization in agrifood systems;
- South-South and Triangular Cooperation in action in the Pacific;
- creative approaches to addressing non-communicable diseases (NDCs) in the Pacific;
- learning about and promoting the multidimensional Vulnerability Index.
The event also presented an opportunity to launch the first Pacific overview of the situation of nutrition and food security report as well as present the FAO Pacific Multicountry Programming Framework for 2023-2027.
Pacific SIDS Solutions Forum recording are available below:
Day 1: https://youtu.be/gTP6jl1yW0c
Day 2: https://youtu.be/j78MkTP6Qf0
Day 3: https://youtu.be/jraroPdSdWE