The success of PACPATH will come with local actors and policy makers early in the project. For that purpose, the project puts end-users are at the center of the organization. A specific governance including indigenous and local representatives at all stages, and the Science-Society Council will orient research and resource allocation. The decision making process will be funded on four local workshops in Fiji and New Caledonia that will include a large panel of local end-users, with specific resources to support local travel fees and the implication of students as ambassadors of the project.
The SSC is composed of ~25 members: the project and WP coordinators and co coordinators, one USP academic representative, one SPC representative, institutional representatives from academics, governments, local and indigenous authorities and four student representatives from UNC and USP.
The SSC role is to provide strategic advice on new or corrective actions to be implemented within the project. It is composed so that it benefits from a broad range of viewpoints and societal needs.
The MMT is composed of the WP leaders and co-leaders. They are in charge of implementing the actions and pay a specific attention to cross-fertilisation between WP’s. They will prepare their own WP report (advancement report, deliverable, risk analysis…) for the SSC. They will implement the decision taken by the decision-making level. WP0 leaders will specifically manage the administrative and financial coordination and the project monitoring and reporting.