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Pacific Regional Sports Forum


MCs: Mr Inoke Bainimarama, Communications and Visibility Officer, Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)

Mrs Lusiani Rokoura, Executive Officer, Executive Director Finance (EDF) Office, University of the South Pacific

8:30am – 9:00am Arrival and registration
9:00am – 9:05am Opening prayer

Reverend James Bhagwan

9:05am – 9:25am Welcome Addresses:
  Prof. Pal Ahluwalia
  Vice Chancellor, The University of the South Pacific
  Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala
  Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations & Youth and Sports
  Government of Fiji
9:25am – 9:50am The Contribution of Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education to National and Regional Development in the Pacific
  Hon. Baklai Temengil
  Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs
  Government of Palau
  Hon. Jean Pierre Nirua
  Minister of Education and Training
  Government of Vanuatu
9:50am – 10:20am Pacific Voices for Sport
  Panel session chaired by: Ms Beatrice Faumuina, Senior Advisor, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of New Zealand
  Ryan Pini
  Athletes as Advocates
  ONOC Athletes’ Commission
  Koini Vuli
  Talanoa with Fiji Women’s Rugby Players
  The University of the South Pacific
  Leslie Tikotikoca
  Para-athlete & representative from Fiji Disabled People’s Federation
10:20am – 10:30am Group Photo
10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea
11:00am – 11:20am Warm up and Introductions

Working session to draft the Pacific SPAPE Action Plan policy documents for up to thirty regional representatives.

9:00am – 9:30am  Consolidating inputs from Pacific Sports Forum and regional stakeholders &
  defining key headings for Pacific SPAPE Action Plan policy documents 
9:30am – 10:30am  Mapping key actions, indicators and monitoring and evaluation tools 
10:30am – 11:30am  Morning tea 
11:30am – 1:00pm  Working Groups assigned to draft specific sections of the SPAPE Action Plan across the five Priority Action Area 
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch 
2:00pm – 3:00pm  Follow up action and next steps 

Speeches & Presentations

Opening Prayer – Watch Video

Welcome Addresses 

Vice Chancellor Prof. Pal Ahluwalia (USP) – Watch Video

VC Opening Address_Pacific Regional Sports Forum

Hon Minister Parveen Kumar Bala (Fiji) – Watch Video

Welcome remarks of Hon Parveen Bala

Hon Minister Baklai Temengil (Palau) – Watch Video


Hon Minister Jean-Pierre Nirua (Vanuatu) – Watch Video

Talking Points for the Honorable Jean Pierre Nirua_FINAL

Pacific Voices for SportWatch Video

Pacific SPAPE Action Plan – Priority Action Area 4
Session chaired by: Prof. Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation & International), The University of the South Pacific

Part 1

Part 2

Prof. Jito VanualailaiWatch Video
Director Research
The University of the South Pacific

Mata’afa Dr. Desmond U. AmosaWatch Video
Researcher and Consultant
The University of the South Pacific

Pacific SPAPE Action Plan – Priority Action Area 3 – Watch Video 
Session chaired by: Mr. Jone Maritino Nemani, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of Fiji

Ms. Chitralekha Massey
Regional Representative of the High Commissioner in the Pacific
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Dr. Dean Dudley (video conference) – Watch Video
Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Education
Macquarie University

Mr. Damian Voltz – Watch Video
Senior Intelligence Analyst
Australia’s National Integrity of Sport Unit

Dr. Wendy Snowdon – Watch Video
Team Coordinator – Pacific NCDs and Health Through the Lifecourse
WHO Representative Office in the South Pacific

Q&A – Watch Video


Damien ppt – Pacific Regional Sports Forum

The UNC is engaged in different aspects of Pacific Sport