17-19 November – from 3 pm to 6 pm FJ Time
WHERE: Virtual on Zoom
HOW: Click on Zoom link below to REGISTER!
Every two years, POETCom holds a General Assembly. Due to unforeseen circumstances POETCom however was unable to hold a General Assembly for the past biennial. So it is indeed a pleasure for the Secretariat to be able to hold a General Assembly this year.
The biennial meet is one of 24 motions approved from the 2017 forum; allowing members enough time to report on impacts of their work and to financially prepare to attend the meeting.
National general assemblies are held in member countries six months before the POETCom General Assembly. Reports on discussions and resolutions, along with the lists of participants at the national meets, must be submitted to the POETCom Secretariat.
This allows debates at the national level on pertinent issues and clear resolutions to be forwarded for discussion at the highest forum, the regional General Assembly.
Members, not just focal points, are now allowed to participate in the General Assembly. However, only focal points have voting rights.
General Assembly Concept Note (French)
Sustainable Agriculture Policy Development Workshop: Jon Manhire The AgriBusiness Development Group
Pacific Organic Guarantee System –Review and Guidebook Development – IRAM Consultants
POETCom Governance Review and Proposed Revisions. – IRAM Consultants
POETCom Board Candidate Statements (In alphabetical order)
Mr Drew Havea: Founding Member of Tonga National Youth Council
Mr Franck Soury-Lavergne, President of Bio Caledonia
Mr Iototoro Vakapora: Founding Member Natura-Kuki-Airani
Mrs Litia Kirwin-Taukave: Founding Member of Loving Islands, Fiji
Ms Sashi Kiran, Founder and CEO of Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND)
POETCom Strategic Plan 2021-2025
POETCom Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (French)
Role of Secretariat, Members and Focal Points
For more information, please contact:
Jim Pierce, POETCom Coordinator, SPC| Email: email@example.com