Collaborate Pacific aims to support effective governance, leadership, regional cooperation, and sustainable development in the Pacific. It is a contestable fund managed by the New Zealand Aid Programme.
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The fund works to support one-off, small scale activities that tackle issues that matter to the region. Pacific Island citizens, NGOs, government agencies, and civil society are encouraged to apply to Collaborate Pacific for funding for event and travel costs for activities relevant to the fund’s objectives.
Funding can cover travel (including transport, accommodation, and meals) and event costs (including hosting costs). In general, it is expected that applicants use the most economical and direct forms of transport.
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- Collaborate Pacific does this through support to one-off, small scale activities that tackle issues that matter to the region.
- Collaborate Pacific recognises that partnership, capacity building, people-to-people links, and knowledge-sharing are critical to ownership of development processes.
- Collaborate Pacific supports event and travel costs to empower Pacific voices and encourage collaboration on regional issues.
- Climate Change and disaster risk
- Economic Development
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Humanitarian response
- Human Rights
- Information and communications technology
- Labour mobility
- Oceans and fisheries
- Pacific Arts, Culture & Heritage
- Renewable energy
- More effective governance and leadership in the region
- More effective regional cooperation
- The sustainable development of the Pacific in issues that matter to the region.
- Applications will be accepted from registered organisations only (i.e. not individuals), including government departments and agencies.
- Organisations must be legally incorporated bodies. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) reserves the right to request copies of an organisation’s certificate of incorporation, constitution and latest annual financial statements during its appraisal of an application.
- Applications can be received on behalf of Pacific Island citizens.
- Applications on behalf of citizens of other (non-Pacific) countries may be considered depending on the initiative’s alignment with the objectives of the fund.
For more information, visit https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/working-with-us/funding-opportunities/collaborate-pacific/