Secretariat of the Pacific Community
SPC works in a wide ranges of sectors with the aim of achieving three development goals:
1. Pacific Region and its people benefit from inclusive and sustainable growth;
2. Pacific communities are empowered and resilient;
3. Pacific Island people reach their potential and live long and healthy lives.
The Economic Development (EDD) Division was established in January 2010 and its goal is to promote sustainable economic development through accessible, affordable, efficient, secure and safe energy and transport services.
Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Heating, Institutional Cooking, Livelihoods, Marketing, Microfinance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development, Research, Standards, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Electricity, Kerosene, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Natural Gas / Methane, Solar, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
The Economic Development Division through its Energy Programme is currently working in partnership with Government, NGO, Women's group & Private sectors on the Cooking for Life (CFL) Programme to promote and increase access to modern, cleaner and more affordable sources of energy for cooking in Kiribati, Tuvalu and RMI.
It aims to promote cleaner environment for cooking, will reduce health risks on women and children; Reduce the burden on women and children collecting firewood, more free time for other income generating activities and children study time; Encourage households savings; Reduce imports subsidy on kerosene will benefit the Government through reduction in government expenditure and savings from the imports subsidy on kerosene can directed another development sector such as Health; Education.
Current focus is to pilot 100 households for the use of LPG stoves and improve biomass cook-stoves. Developed the Cooking for Life (CFL) Strategy for Kiribati, included CFL targets in the draft RMI Energy policy. Proposed to develop the CFL strategy for Tuvalu. The CFL programme target to reduce the use/reliance on kerosene for cooking; and 1,000 households (6,000 people) for each of the countries have access to modern and more affordable sources of energy, cleaner cooking environment through LPG and improved biomass cook stoves by 2018.
Partnership through the Cooking for Life (CFL) programme will be able to share information on experience, local knowledge, challenges & lessons learnt from the pilot project. Provide technical assistance and advisory role to the countries.
We need more partners to work with us to achieve our target of 1,000 households in each of the three countries (Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu) to have access to modern and more affordable sources of energy and cleaner cooking environment by 2018; and reduce the heavy reliance on kerosene for cooking. Through this partnership working in partners will also replicate/expand the model to other Pacific Islands Countries.
Overall the partnership through the CFL programme will assist the Pacific Islands countries to achieve the 3 goals of the SE4ALL initiative by 2030.
Regions Operating In
East Asia and Pacific
Country Based In
Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC-Suva Regional Office), Economic Development Division
3 Luke Street, Nabua
Suva, Suva Regional Office
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Solomone Fifita
Title: Deputy Director Energy Programme, Economic Development Division
Phone: 679 337 0733
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Mrs. Kuini Rabo
Title: Assistant Energy Officer
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