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Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship

1 June, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1 March, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) – in partnership with Conservation Strategy Fund, the Conservation Finance Alliance and the Wildlife Conservation Society – are pleased to invite applications for the Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship Program. The goal of the fellowship program is to strengthen Pacific regional capacity in financing for improved ocean governance and health. The program will run from June 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is May 7th, 2019.M

We are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds including private sector, government, academic and civil society professionals who are citizens or permanent residents of  Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. If you have a passion for the ocean, leadership experience, and an interest in economics, finance, and/or business, then this fellowship is for you.

The new 9-month Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship will upskill 10 outstanding professionals from the Pacific Islands in financing for improved ocean governance, management, and health. The program includes two in-depth week-long trainings (24-28 June – Solomon Islands & 4-8 November – Fiji), participation in the 2019 Pacific Ocean Finance Conference (11-15 November – Fiji), as well as an individual project on the fellow’s home island with guidance from an expert mentor (June 2019 – Feb 2020). The training and individual projects will focus on four ocean finance actions: 1) Generate public and private financial capital through traditional and innovative finance mechanisms to create diversified portfolios, 2) Invest financial capital effectively, efficiently, and strategically within appropriate policy frameworks and multi-sector strategies, 3) Align public and private economic incentives with long-term ocean health, and 4) Account for how financial capital is deployed against performance benchmarks, and account for values of marine ecosystem services through time.

Fellows will not receive a salary or compensation, and must provide evidence of employer or institutional support. Fellows will receive a small grant to be used for their individual projects.

This fellowship program is part of the Pacific Ocean Finance Program, which is Component 3 of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP)  – funded by World Bank and Global Environment Facility – and implemented through FFA and OPOC. The aim of the Pacific Ocean Finance Program is to improve the amount and efficacy of finance for Pacific Ocean governance.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Questions? Contact training@conservation-strategy.org.


1 June, 2019 @ 8:00 am
1 March @ 5:00 pm


Mereseini Marau

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