The Human Development Programme
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Wednesday, 08 October 2008

ImageThe Gender, Culture, and Youth (GCY) Programme is part of the Social Development Division of SPC. It was formed following the 2005 corporate review of SPC which recommended a merger of the Community Education and Training Centre (CETC), the former Cultural Affairs Programme, the Pacific Youth Bureau and the Pacific Women’s Bureau. The 2012 corporate further recommended that the services provided by CETC to the region be transferred to another regional training entity.  Subsequently, USP was identified and transfer of services became effective in 2013. 

The SPC Gender, Culture, and Youth Programme (GCY) works to improve people’s opportunities for safe, secure and sustainable livelihoods. The GCY has a particular focus on bringing gender equality, youth and  culture to the forefront of development.  The Programme aims to nurture an all-inclusive approach across all sectors to maximise the development potential of the entire community and help people achieve a better quality of life. Mainstreaming gender into policies and programmes of government and regional organisations including improving the availability and use of gender statistics and the promotion of cultural industries are priority areas of work. 

Examples of activities:

- Work with governments, non-government agencies and communities to promote more balanced and people-centred development through the provision of policy advice and support

- Improve data and statistics on human development issues

- Undertake research on emerging issues

- Provide training to strengthen community-based approaches

- Coordination and monitoring of regional frameworks such as the Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and the Advancement of Women and the Regional Cultural Strategy:  2020

- Assist with regional and international events such as the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture and the Triennial Conference of Pacific Women 

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