The founding mission of PIDP, established in 1980, is to assist Pacific Island leaders in advancing their collective efforts to achieve and sustain equitable social and economic development consistent with the goals of the people of the Pacific Islands region. 

PIDP began as a forum through which island leaders could discuss critical issues of development with a wide spectrum of interested countries, donors, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector. Today, PIDP’s role as a regional organisation has expanded to include carrying out secretariat functions for the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders, where climate change issues have been discussed; regional and national assessments of the impacts of climate change on Pacific Island countries, and education and training on climate change tools and applications that will improve Pacific Island livelihoods.

Focal points

1.    Dr. Gerard ¨Jerry¨ Finin, Resident Co-Director - [email protected]   
2.    Mr. Scott Kroeker, Project Officer - [email protected] 


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