INDIA-PACIFIC ISLANDS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Furthering the FIPIC Agenda through Sustainable Initiatives
25–26 May, 2017
Suva, Fiji
In Association with

Agenda

Day 1 - May 25, 2017

Registration & Tea
08:00 onwards
Registration & Tea
Arrival of dignitaries
08:15 onwards
Photo session with Dignitaries from India and Pacific Island Countries
Inaugural Session
08:30 - 09:15
Inaugural Session
Welcome & Setting the Context : Mr. Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India
Special Address : Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, India
Keynote Address: Gen (Dr.) VK Singh (Retd.), Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Republic of India
Inaugural Address: Hon. Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, Republic of Fiji
Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks: H.E. Mr. Vishvas Sapkal, High Commissioner of India to Fiji
Exchange of MoUs
09:15 - 09:30
Exchange of MoUs
Ministerial Session 1
09:30 - 10:45
Sustainable Development - Challenges
Moderator: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Advisor (Climate Change), TERI
Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.), Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Republic of India
Hon. Baron Waqa MP, President, Republic of Nauru
Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Natural Resources & Environment, Samoa
Hon. Maatia Toafa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Tuvalu
Hon. Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazard, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management, Vanuatu
Ms. Hakaua Harry, Secretary, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Papua New Guinea
Mr. Shadrach Fanega, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Republic of Solomon Islands
Tea
10:45 - 11:00
Tea
Ministerial Session 2
11:00 - 12:15
Sustainable Development: Vision 2030
Moderator: Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, Distinguished Fellow & Senior Advisor, TERI
Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.), Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Republic of India
Hon. Tekena Tiroa, Member of Parliament , Kiribati
Hon. Mark Brown, Minister of Finance, Cook Islands
Hon. Toke Tufukia Talagi, Premier of Niue
Hon. Semisi Fakahau, Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests & Fisheries, Kingdom of Tonga
Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing & Environment, Republic of Fiji
Presentation
12:15 - 12:30
Presentation on the International Solar Alliance
Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance
12:30 - 12:45
Presentation
Ms Meagan Fallone, CEO, Barefoot College, India
Lunch
12:45 - 13:45
Networking Lunch
Thematic Tracks: Session 1
13:45 - 15:15
Roundtable on Pacific Islands Medical Collaboration
Moderator: Ms Bernadette Welch, Permanent Secretary for Civil Service, Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Fiji
Dr Praveen Jain, Neuro Surgeon, Deoyani Multispeciality Hospital, Pune
Dr Chandrashekhar Kulkarni, Cardiac Surgeon, Deoyani Multispeciality Hospital, Pune
Prof. Manu Munibhargav, Director, Sahyadri Specialty Pacific Hospital Limited, Fiji
Dr Harinder Sidhu, VP-Corporate Affairs, Apollo Hospitals
13:45 - 15:15
Solar Energy Interventions in PICs : A Round Table
Moderator: Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance
Ms. Meagan Fallone, CEO, Barefoot College International
Mr Dau Iferemi, Energy Program Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Paula Katirewa, Director of Energy Government of Fiji
Mr. Amit Kumar, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, TERI
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General. TERI
Dr. Anirudh Singh, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of South Pacific
Ms. Sharon Potoi Aiafi, ACEO Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Samoa
Tea
15:15 - 15:30
Tea
Thematic Tracks: Session 2
15:30 - 17:00
Blue Economy: A New Growth Frontier
Moderator: Ambassador Anup Mudgal, Member, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy & Former Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius
Mr. Mark Borg, Team Leader Programmes, Pacific Islands Development Forum
Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Research Associate, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Ms Arpana Pratap, Team Leader Member Capacity, Pacific Islands Development Forum
Mr. Alfred Ralifo, Pacific Policy Officer, WWF
Dr. P. Sekhar, Member, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy & Chairman, Micro Tech Global Foundation
Dr. Jan H. Steffen, Project Director, Marine and Costal Biodiversity Management in Pacific Island Countries, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mr. Ulu Bismarck Crawley, CEO Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Samoa
15:30 - 17:00
Resilient Pacific Islands Countries: Issues and Challenges
Moderator: Mr. R. K. Jain, Member, National Disaster Management Authority
Mr. R. K. Pachnanda, Director General, National Disaster Response Force
Mr. Michael Arunga, Information Management Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Mr. Paul Bayly, Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Fiji
Mr. Scott Hook, Head of FRDP, Pacific Islands Forum
Dr. M. Mohapatra, India Meteorological Department
Prof. C. V.R. Murty, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
Mr Taito Nakalevu, Senior Advisor Project Manager ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project, Pacific Community (SPC)
Dr. Sateesh C. Shenoi, Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad
Reception
18:00 - 18:30
Reception
Cultural Programme
18:30 onwards
Gala Dinner Hosted by the Government of India

Day 2 - May 26, 2017

Registration & Tea
08:15 onwards
Registration & Tea
Plenary I
09:00 - 09:45
Blue Economy as a Template for Sustainable Development
Moderator: Ambassador Anup Mudgal, Member, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy & Former Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius
Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Research Associate, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Ms Arpana Pratap, Team Leader Member Capacity, Pacific Islands Development Forum
Mr. Alfred Ralifo, Pacific Policy Officer, WWF
Dr. P. Sekhar, Member, FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy & Chairman, Micro Tech Global Foundation
Plenary II
09:45 - 10:30
Addressing the NDC Implementation Challenge
Moderator: Dr Ajay Mathur, DG, TERI
H.E. Ms Lucy Bogari, High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea to Fiji
Mr Karan Mangotra, Fellow, TERI
Mr. R. R. Rashmi, Special Secretary, MoEF&CC, India
Ms Katerina Syngellakis, Head of Office Pacific, Global Green Growth Institute
Plenary III
10:30 - 11:15
Transitioning towards Sustainable Business in the PICs
Moderator: Mr Francois Martel, Secretary General, PIDF
Mr Nafitalai Cakacaka, General Manager Business Risk Services, Fiji Development Bank, Fiji
Ms Christina Leala-Gale, Manager - Sustainable Tourism Development, South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Mr. Amit Mukherjee, Deputy General Manager, Shakti Pumps
Mr. Howard Politini, Chairman, Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation
Tea
11:15 - 11:30
Tea
Plenary IV
11:30 - 12:15
Role of Innovative Financing Mechanisms
Moderator: Mr. Dipak Dasgupta, Former Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Hon. Lorna Eden, Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Fiji
Ms Meagan Fallone, CEO, Barefoot College, India
Mr. Robert Jauncey, Regional Director, ADB-Pacific Sub-Regional Office
Mr. Amit Kumar, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, TERI
Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General, International Solar Alliance
Plenary V
12:15 - 13:00
A Roadmap for Disaster Risk Reduction in Pacific Island Countries
Moderator: Mr.R. K. Jain, Member, National Disaster Management Authority
Mr. R. K. Pachnanda, Director General, National Disaster Response Force
Mr. Subhash Mehta, Chief Operating Officer- Fiji, The New India Assurance Company Ltd
Dr. M. Mohapatra, India Meteorological Department
Prof. C. V. R. Murty, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
Mr Taito Nakalevu, Senior Advisor Project Manager ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project, Pacific Community (SPC)
Dr. Sateesh C. Shenoi, Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad
Valedictory Session
13:00 - 13:40
Valedictory Session
Presentation by Green Olympiad Participant 'Sustainable Development and Climate Change' in the presence of Hon Dr. Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, Fiji.

Summary of the Proceedings : Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
Address by Hon. Toke Tufukia Talagi, Premier of Niue
Valedictory Address: Gen (Dr.) VK Singh (Retd.), Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Republic of India
Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks: H.E. Mr. Vishvas Sapkal, High Commissioner of India to Fiji
Lunch
13:40 onwards
Lunch