Establishment of National Sustainable Development Boards (NSDB)

RMI has nominated their National Strategic Plan Sustainable Development Goals Committee to assume the role of the NSDB for the Republic of the Marshall Islands as discussions continued with RMI following the successful visit by a PIDF Team to undertake consultations and Ministerial level meetings in December 2016.

The Deputy Secretary General with PIDF Team Leader Programme Management are currently conducting National Consultations visits to the remaining Member countries, including Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Kiribati, Tonga and Nauru which will conclude in April 2017. Their consultations include high level multi-stakeholder dialogue and national stakeholder workshops to enhance awareness to member country stakeholders on the NSDB, consultations on the proposed PIDF Strategic Plan, discussions on the proposed PIDF Climate Roadmap and draft Pacific Climate Treaty.

The NSDB will provide oversight and be responsible for policy coherence and coordination, and system wide implementation of PIDF policies within member countries. As such it will facilitate internal coordination of strategies, policies, and programs vis-à-vis the member country and the PIDF and would promote integration of national concerns and harness their co-benefits and synergies and will localise global frameworks such as the SDGs and link national activities and programmes to the global policy level which will create broader support and enhance impact.

Accordingly the NSDB is best positioned to provide a harmonized national reporting system to reduce the burden to countries reporting on international agendas such as the UNFCCC, the SDG global indicator framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.