Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)
The Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) is the regional secretariat for a network of 10 independent community-based organisations working in the Pacific to foster self-reliance and sustainable development. FSPI’s mission is to work with Pacific communities through people-centred programmes that help foster self-reliance within a changing world. FSPI does this by developing projects based on the needs identified by member organisations and their constituencies to improve quality of life.
1. CRISP Marine Protected Areas: This is a Coral Reef Initiative for the Pacific (CRISP) which is a regional initiative to support the establishment and implementation of effective community-based MPAs, and improved watershed management. The project main goal is to empower local communities to effectively protect and manage coastal marine biological diversity and help them achieve sustainable use of marine resources to sustain Pacific coral reefs and associated habitats through the establishment and support of community based coastal management processes in Solomons, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Tuvalu.
2. Improving resilience and adaptive capacity of fisheries-dependent communities in Solomon Islands: This project is to strengthen the livelihood resilience of fishery-dependent communities of Solomon Islands through the development and adoption of participatory adaptive management frameworks. Those frameworks will facilitate the establishment of effective community-based management.