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MTCC-Pacific Advisory Group Name Change

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Pacific region (MTCC-Pacific) hosted its First Advisory Group Meeting last week in Suva. Mr Thierry Nervale, Deputy Director Transport Programme, SPC and head
23 Aug 2017 11:00
MTCC-Pacific Advisory Group Name Change
Participants at the First Advisory Group Meeting in Suva last week. Photo: SPC

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Pacific region (MTCC-Pacific) hosted its First Advisory Group Meeting last week in Suva.

Mr Thierry Nervale, Deputy Director Transport Programme, SPC and head of MTCC-Pacific  said one of the outcomes of the meeting was the name change from the MTCC-Pacific Advisory Group to the MTCC-Pacific Steering Committee.

He said the purpose of this Steering Committee was to guide MTCC-Pacific to achieve its goals through expert advice, information sharing and performance review.

The Chair was the Fiji Government who is also the host country of the MTCC-Pacific project.

In a release from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) said the members of the first Advisory Group included representatives from Fiji, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, the Pacific Community (SPC), the European Union Delegation in Fiji, the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP).

In his opening address Fiji’s Permanent Secretary Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Bayly  stressed the importance of the Advisory Group’s work saying.

“Fiji Government is proud to be the host country of MTCC-Pacific and chair its Advisory Group given to guide the Pacific region in transition towards low carbon maritime transport and contribute to global efforts to reduce GHG emissions.”

The SPC’s Deputy Director General, Dr Audrey Aumua highlighted MTCC-Pacific’s important role as a knowledge sharing and information exchange leader in the region saying, “The SPC is committed to operate the centre in a collaborative manner when applying as a host institution in collaboration with SPREP.

The Advisory Group is the governance structure established to ensure all partners and SPC members guide the delivery of MTCC-Pacific project

MTCC-Pacific has been established as regional centre of excellence promoting and providing assistance to progress towards low carbon maritime transport in the Pacific. – SPC




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