HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, 18 FEBRUARY 2008: FFA Staff today delivered a donation for Solomon Islanders affected by recent flooding. The donation, from FFA Staff members, was SBD 7000 worth of food and basic supplies which will be delivered by the National Disaster Council to flood-affected communities.
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) would like to wish its member countries and territories
and all people and organisations it works with a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2009.
PHOTO: FFA Deputy-Director Dr Transform Aqorau, FFA Staff and their children deliver 40
presents to the children in the Pediatric Ward of the Central Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
The below reports detail the operations of the DEVFISH project including the work of the Steering Committee, feedback on priority issues to inform the DEVFISH project, reports and reviews of the DEVFISH project and a concept note for a second phase of the project.
The Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC) is comprised of one representative of each of the 17 members. The representative may be assisted by deputies. The Director, Deputy Director and other officers of the Agency, and advisers to the Agency also attend Committee meetings. Observers may also sit and this allows review and participation by other relevant organisations.
The FFC meets once a year at its annual session, normally held in the first week of May and again in special meetings held at other times of the year, according to its discretion and agenda. Meetings are closed to the public and attempt is made to reach decisions by consensus among member countries, although there is also the ability to take issues to a vote (each party has one vote and a two thirds majority is required of all parties present for the vote to pass).
The Statement of Intent is a forecast of intentions to be achieved over the medium term and provides the linkage between the annually planned activities, outlined in the Annual Work Programme and Budget, to the broader strategic framework provided by the FFA Strategic Plan. The FFA Annual Report reports against the Statement of Intent and in particular on actual performance results and impact of services achieved by the Secretariat during the period.
FFA POLICY AREAS
Read more about what FFA does in each of these policy areas: