Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund

In May of 2009 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders met with the Government of Japan at the 5th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM 5) in Hokkaido, Japan. At the PALM 5 Summit, Leaders issued the Islanders’ Hokkaido Declaration which reaffirmed Leaders’ commitment to collaborate and cooperate on a wide range of issues.

A significant part of the Declaration was the launch of the PEC Fund, under which Japan provided a ¥6.8billion (approximately US$66 million) contribution to Forum Island Countries (FIC) to tackle environmental issues. Each FIC is provided with an indicative allocation of USD$4million to support projects with a focus on the provision of solar power generation systems and sea water desalination plants or a combination of both.

View PEC Fund country profiles

Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Solomon Islands


Governance Structure

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat manages and administers the PEC Fund in accordance with the agreed PEC Fund Guidelines and Project Procedures. The PEC Fund has an established governance structure comprising a Joint Committee, Project Management Unit and Technical Advisory Group whose roles are briefly described below:

Accessing the PEC Fund

Access to the PEC Fund is a country-led process. Each FIC refers to the PEC Fund Project Procedures to guide the development of their proposal submissions . The Project Procedures provides for a two phase process:

If a detailed project proposal is approved by the JC, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat then enters into a Financing Agreement with the recipient FIC to enable project implementation.

For more information on the PEC Fund please contact the PEC Project Management Unit on telephone (679) 3312600 or email info@forumsec.org.fj.



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