Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2)
PACTAM2 advisers work in collaboration with partner organisations across Pacific island countries. Drawing on their specific expertise, advisers provide technical advice to enhance capacity within partner governments and organisations.
Adviser contributions support the achievement of partner government development outcomes and reflect the priorities of Australia’s aid investment plan in each country. This long-running investment enhances people-to-people links in the Pacific by sharing ideas between PACTAM2 advisers, their partner organisations, counterparts and the Australian Government.
Our team supported 45 PACTAM2 advisers in 8 Pacific island countries in 2017–18. PACTAM2 partners were present in 100% of recruitment and performance assessment of PACTAM2 advisers. This ongoing partnership plays a pivotal role in shaping positive development in each country and the region.
Adviser inputs – highlights 2017–18
- Education advisers across five PACTAM2 countries worked in collaboration to share lessons and experiences to enhance their technical inputs in their respective countries.
- The Chief Executive Officer of the Nauru Utilities Corporation successfully commissioned two new generators to provide a secure electricity supply to Nauru.
- PACTAM2 advisers in Tuvalu worked collaboratively and pooled resources to enhance the implementation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s cross-cutting issues, including gender equality, disability, child protection and disaster risk reduction.
- A new mobile app (Tupaia) was implemented to improve health outcomes in Tonga. The app allows staff to collect data on services, medical supplies and equipment, which provides real-time aggregated data on the status of health services in Tonga. The data can then be used for planning, reporting and monitoring and is a core component of a comprehensive country-wide health service delivery.