The Bank South Pacific has joined forces with the Development Bank of Samoa (D.B.S), the Samoa Housing Corporation (S.H.C) and the Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F) to host the 39th Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (A.D.F.I.A.P) annual meeting.
To be held in Samoa for the first time next week, more than 130 delegates representing 40 countries in Asia Pacific are scheduled to attend.
Yesterday, B.S.P General Manager, Maryann Lameko-Vaai, announcing their sponsorship at the bank’s main branch in Apia.
She presented a cheque of $10,000 with $5,000 worth of merchandise to the Chairperson of the Organising Committee and C.E.O of D.B.S, Susana Laulu, C.E.O of S.N.P.F, Faumuina Esther Poutoa and C.E.O of S.H.C, Matautia Rula Levi.
With the theme of the meeting being “D.F.Is: Building Partnerships for Climate Change Resilience”, Mrs. Lameko-Vaai highlighted the significance of helping to develop financing for sustainable economic and social development and climate change resilience.
“We recognise our role as a financial institution in fostering climate change resilience within our economy and our country,” she said.
“Partnering with the Development Financing Institutions at this meeting will help our development partners produce solutions in the hope that it will lead to climate change resilience.”
B.S.P Group C.E.O, Robin Fleming will be in the country next week to speak at the annual meeting.
The event will be held from 2-5 May 2016.