PACE-Net Plus consortium partners

The PACE-Net Plus consortium consists of 16 members, including 8 partners from the Pacific region as well as regional and international organisations. The coordinator of the project is the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD).

All of the partners are listed below. Click on their name or logo for further details.

The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organisation, original and unique on the European development research scene.

Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.

A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. Drawing on the collective experience and expertise of our membership, the ACU seeks to address issues in international higher education through a range of projects, networks, and events.

The ACU administers scholarships, provides academic research and leadership on issues in the sector, and promotes inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice — helping universities serve their communities, now and into the future.

The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. ANU is situated in Canberra and was established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1946. Its founding mission was to be of enduring significance in the post-war life of the nation, to support the development of national unity and identity, to improve Australia's understanding of itself and its neighbours, and to contribute to economic development and social cohesion.

The objective of CNRT Nickel and its Environment is the pooling and management of the resources provided for the implementation of research programmes and technological development with a view to the sustainable exploitation of mining resources that is compatible with the conservation and the enhancement of the natural and human environment of New Caledonia.

The Malardé Institute contributes to the preservation of public health and the natural environment of French Polynesia.

ILM is involved in the implementation of public health. To this aim, ILM participates in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, takes an active part in health monitoring, and performs clinical laboratory tests for public and private sectors.

ILM also runs a biomedical programs defined in relation to the health policy of the Government of French Polynesia.

Landcare Research is a New Zealand Crown research institute driving innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources. Our goal is to both protect and enhance the land environment and grow New Zealand's prosperity.

Our 350 staff collaborate extensively with counterparts at other leading research organisations in New Zealand and around the world. We partner with key stakeholders, including government, industry, and Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) to provide advice and solutions.

We have four main areas of focus: terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity; the sustainable use of land resources; greenhouse gases from the land environment; and business growth within environmental limits.

Montroix Pty Ltd is an innovative services company that delivers a range of high value research support and collaboration activities. We are world leaders in the development of global knowledge platforms, and are Australia’s foremost experts in the European Union’s large research and innovation program, Horizon 2020.

Our staff have considerable experience in providing advice and managing projects in areas relating to international research collaboration with governments, institutions, the not-for-profit sector and businesses.

The core activities revolve around global knowledge platforms, enterprise/institution insights, and education and training.

The National University of Samoa comprises of 5 faculties: Arts, Education, Applied Science, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Science and 2 centres: Centre for Samoan Studies and the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Training.

With a current role of over 2,000 students and about 300 staff, the National University offers Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelors in the undergraduate program and Postgraduate diplomas and Masters in certain disciplines in the Postgraduate programs.

SPC is an intergovernmental organisation of 26 members that provides technical and policy advice and assistance to its 22 Pacific Island members.

SPC’s mission is to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow. SPC services are provided primarily in the form of technical assistance, training and research, in fisheries and aquaculture, agriculture and forestry, public health, transport, energy, water and sanitation, risk disaster management, statistics, youth, gender, culture, human rights.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) is a private consulting company created in 1997 as an active centre of national and international networks connected to Science, Technology and Innovation sectors. From its onset, SPI embraced the mission of managing projects that promote regional, national and international development, stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and encourage internationalization and the creation of strategic business relationships. SPI has coordinated and participated in projects in Asia, the Pacific region, North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) promotes and accelerates sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition. UNIDO draws on four mutually reinforcing categories of services: technical cooperation, analytical and policy advisory, standard setting and compliance, and a convening function for knowledge transfer and networking. UNIDO focuses on three main thematic areas: poverty reduction through productive activities, trade capacity-building, energy and environment and it is recognized as a specialized and efficient provider of key services meeting the interlinked challenges of reducing poverty through productive activities, integrating developing countries in global trade through trade capacity-building, fostering environmental sustainability in industry, and improving access to clean energy.

The University of Papua New Guinea was established in 1965. It is the oldest university in Papua New Guinea. It is envisioned as a Premier University dedicated to excellence and providing quality education, research and service to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Hence, committed to a mission to deliver excellent education and research results for nation building and global advancement towards an innovative and empowered society. UPNG as a professional maturing educational and research institution aims to strengthen national and regional initiatives towards sustainable development through the provision of relevant human capacity building and technical assistance in the following key areas: Medicine and Health Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Business Administration, and Flexible Distance Learning.

The University of the South Pacific is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific region, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity.

USP is one of only two universities of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa.

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre (or Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta — VKS), under the supervision of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council (VNCC), is responsible for cultural research in Vanuatu.

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre has a network of about 150 Ni-Vanuatu fieldworkers (women and men) representing each cultural and linguistic entity of the archipelago. Since its creation, the fieldworkers collaborate as facilitators with scientists working in the country for their research. Currently, about 50 scientists from various disciplines and universities cooperate with the institution.

The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie — ZMT) is to increase the scientific knowledge on tropical to subtropical coastal ecosystems and to provide the scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of these ecosystems and their resources.

The ZMT is an inter- and transdisciplinary institute that achieves its mission through research, capacity building, and consulting since 1991. In close cooperation with partners in the tropics, the ZMT leads interdisciplinary research projects on the structure and functioning of tropical coastal social-ecological systems and their response to environmental and societal drivers.

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