Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum participated as a panelist on Building a Resilient Blue Pacific: perspective on how infrastructure investment can support Pacific Peoples livelihoods well-being held at the University of the South Pacific yesterday evening.

Khaiyum urged the ministers present at the seminar the need to mainstream and recognise building resilience into their national policy planning and also development planning.

The Ministry of Economy looks after the climate change policies and projects in Fiji  so that they are able to infiltrate climate change discipline in the budgetary process of the country.

He also urged the ministers that there needs to be transparency in the measurement of vulnerability.

Also present at the panel discussions was Cook Islands Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance  Mark Brown, Samoa’s Minister for Finance  Sili Epa Tuioti, ADB Professor Yasuyuki Sawada and Australia’s Head of Delegation and Chief Advisor International Policy and Engagement, Treasury Chris Legg.

The event is jointly organized by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat  and the University of the South Pacific.

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