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CABINET RELEASE (English and Samoan)
17 JULY 2015

 

1. Training Course on Agri-Tech
Cabinet has approved the participation by a representative from Samoa at the Training Course on Agricultural Practical Technology in China on 15 – 29 July 2015.

The focus of the training is to further the knowledge and experience of staff members in rice planting and also in agricultural machinery and fisheries.

The training will benefit the development of agriculture and fisheries in Samoa and the Pacific.

Samoa’s delegation includes five staff members of the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.

Polokalame Faaleaoaoga mo le Faaaogaina o Masini Faatekonolosi o Faatoaga
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le Polokalame Faaleaoaoga i itu tau i le Faaogaina o Masini Faatekonolosi mo Faatoaga e faia i Saina i le aso 15 – 29 o Iulai 2015.

O le autu o lenei aoaoga, o le faalauteleina o tomai faapitoa ma agavaa o le aufaigaluega i metotia eseese mo le totoina o le alaisa, atoa ai masini e faaaogaina mo faatoaga ma faigafaiva.

O le naunautaiga, ia mafai ona faaaogaina lesona ma agavaa o lenei aoaoga e faaleleia ai atina’e tau faatoaga ma faigafaiva i totonu o Samoa ma le Pasefika.

O le aumalaga mai Samoa e aofia ai sui sinia e toalima o le Matagaluega o Faatoaga Vaomatua ma Faigafaiva.

2.  Report on the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative workshop
Cabinet has approved the report on the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) workshop that was held in Fiji last month.

The agenda included:

Rapid impact estimation tools to improve resilience of Pacific Island countries by providing the technical information needed to make informed decisions on risk of disasters to communities and their assets;

Assess the views from the Pacific Islands on products they have acquired from the PCRAFI;

Provide training for participating countries on using the computer software PacRIS;

Share and communicate information among coordinators of the PCRAFI project.

Assistant CEO for the Meteorology Division, Afioga Mulipola Tainau Ausetalia Titimaea represented Samoa at the meeting.

Lipoti o le Fono mo Atunuu o le Pasefika i Tulaga o Aafiaga i Meatotino mai Faalavelave Matuia
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le Lipoti Lona Tolu o Fono mo Atunuu o le Pasefika Faatulagaina o Aafiaga i Meatotino mai Faalavelave Matuia ma Tupe e Maua mai mo Atunuu o le Pasefika, lea na faia i Fiti i le masina ua te’a.

O sini o lea fono e aofia ai:

O le toe fofoga o se auala fou e faitauina ai tulaga ma’ale’ale  ma vaega eseese aumai ai ata faatusatusa o mea ua faaleagaina ona o Faalavelave Faafuasei;

Saili ia maua ni manatu lelei mai atunuu o le Pasefika;

Aoaoina sui auai o atunuu i le faaaogaina o le polokalame faakomepiuta o le PacRIS;

Faaauau pea fesootaiga ma fetufaaiga i atunuu ma alii ma tamaitai Ofisa o le poloketi o le Faatulagaina o Aafiaga i Meatotino mai Faalavelave Matuia ma Tupe e Maua mai mo Atunuu o le Pasefika.

O le Ofisa Sili Lagolago o le Vaega o Vaai Tau, Afioga Mulipola Tainau Ausetalia Titimaea na fai ma sui o Samoa i lea fono.

3.  Samoa to attend meetings in Ethiopia and Italy
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at two meetings in Ethiopia and Italy from 15 – 22 July 2015.

The meeting in Ethiopia, which runs from the 15 – 18 July, focuses on an intergovernmental negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. The meeting will also revisit the Millennium Development Goals to ensure that countries adhere to implementing the goals to further enhance their sustainable development goals.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Afioga Faamoetauloa Faale Tumaalii is leading Samoa’s delegation which includes the Ministry of Finance’s Chief Executive, Afioga Lavea Tupaimatuna Iulai Lavea and Assistant CEO Peseta Noumea Simi and Francella Strickland Simonet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Afioga Lavea Tupaimatuna will then travel to Italy to attend a second meeting from 19 – 22 July. This is the meeting of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience Subcommittee.  Samoa’s participation at this meeting is crucial since it gives the opportunity for countries to dialogue in implementing their individual programmes. This programme funds the road upgrade from Vaitele to the airport and also other climate change resilience programmes in the country. This meeting is a chance for Samoa to lobby for a position in the subcommittee.

Auai usugafono a Samoa mo fono e faia i Ethiopia ma Italia
Ua faamaoina e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le usugafono a Samoa i fono e lua o lo o faagasolo i Ethiopia ma Italia mai le aso 15 – 22 o Iulai 2015.

O le fono i Ethiopia na amata i le aso 15 – 18 o Iulai, o lo o iloilo ai faiga eseese e faaatupe ai faavaa ma auala e maua ai tupe ma isi punaoa e moomia mo atunuu tau atia’e, ma e faamautu ai foi faiga faapaaga e ao ina soalaupule i le va o atunuu tau atia’e ma a latou paaga. O le a iloilo ai foi i lea fono le tulaga o le ausia e atunuu o sini autu e valu o le meleniuma ina ia saga faaleleia le faatinoga o sini autu mo se tamaoaiga maua’a mo le lumanai.

O le Afioga i le Minisita o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga, Afioga Faamoetauloa Faale Tumaalii o le a taitaia le faigamalaga faatasi ai ma le Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega o Tupe, Afioga Lavea Tupaimatuna Iulai Lavea; Ofisa Sili Lagolago o Peseta Noumea Simi ma le Sui o le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo, Francella Strickland Simonet.

O le fono lona lua i Italia i le aso 19 – 22 o Iulai, o le a auai atu i ai le Afioga Lavea Tupaimatuna e fai ma sui o Samoa. O le fono lea a le Komiti mo le Tali Atu i Aafiaga ona o Suiga ole Tau. E taua lea fono ona e fefaasoaa’i ai atunuu i le taunuuga o le faatinoga o a latou polokalame. O le polokalame foi lea o lo o faatupe mai ai le faaleleia o le alatele i Vaitele agai atu i le malae vaalele faapea le tapenaina o nisi o afioaga aua le tali atu i aafiaga o le tau. E taua le auai atu o Samoa i lea fono mo se avanoa e ofi atu ai e fai ma sui o le Komiti.

4.  Samoa’s representative to attend meetings in Marshall Islands and Hawaii
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa at two meetings in the Marshall Islands and Hawaii on 13 – 22 July 2015.

The 24th Annual Pacific Power Association Conference & Trade Exhibition is being held from 13 – 17 July in the Marshal Islands. The theme of the meeting is ‘Power Supply Challenges’. The discussions are focusing on all aspects of electricity in the Pacific Islands.  Participants are expected to talk about management challenges, review of new methods, new products, renewable energy, and enhancing the technological system.

The Regional Workshop by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community is held next in Honolulu, Hawaii on 20 – 22 July.  The theme for this meeting is, ‘Accelerating the Deployment of Feasible Renewable Energy Technologies in the Pacific Islands’. This meeting’s agenda will focus on the review of set frameworks and legislations to attract or implement some agreement to further support the development of renewable energy in the Pacific. Plans for implementing programmes pertaining to the future of energy will also be discussed.

The Electric Power Corporation CEO, Afioga Tologata Tile Le’ia Tuimalealiifano will represent Samoa at the meetings.

Auai sui o Samoa i fono e faia i Marshall Islands ma Hawaii
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le sui o Samoa i fono e lua e faia i Marshall Islands ma Hawaii lea na amata usuia i le aso 13 – 22 o Iulai 2015.

O le Fono Faaletausaga Lona 24 a le Asosi o Faalapotopotoga ma Pisinisi o Malosiaga Faaeletise i le Pasefika lea na amata i le aso 13 ae mae’a i le aso 17 o Iulai i Marshall Islands. O lea autu o lea fono o le, ‘O lu’i i le tuuina atu o le Eletise’. O le a taula’i talanoaga i le soalaupulega o itu taua e masani ona avea ma popolega i le tuuina atu o le eletise, ma ni auala e foia ai ia popolega. O le a fetufaa’i foi sui auai faatatau i faafitauli i le puleaina lelei, iloiloiga o metotia fou, oloa fou, eletise gaosia ma malosiaga faafouina, faamaopoopoina lelei o malosiaga faaeletise, unaia atili o faiga faatekonolosi ma isi.

O le Fono Faaleaoaoga a le Ofisa Faafailautusi a Atunuu o le Pasefika e faia i Honolulu Hawaii i le aso 20 – 22 o Iulai. O lea fono e faaautu i le, ‘Faatelevaveina o le Tomai e mafai ona Faaaogaina ai Malosiaga Faafouina i le Pasefika’. O le a agai lea fono i auala e ono toe iloilo ai faiga faavae ma aiaiga faaletulafono ua uma ona faataatitia ina ia faatosina pe fausia ai ni maliega, mo le lagolagoina atili o atina’e mo malosiaga faafouina i le Pasefika. O le a talanoa ai foi fuafuaga ma le faatinoina o polokalame mo malosiaga i le agai atu i le lumanai.

O le Ofisa Sili o Pulega mo le Faalapotopotoga o Malosiaga Faaeletise, Afioga Tologata Tile Le’ia Tuimalealiifano o le a fai ma sui o Samoa i ia fono.

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