Development Cooperation Coordinator (DCC)

Aneet Kumar

 Solicitor| Commissioner for Oaths

Tel:  (679) 323 2728 | Fax: (679) 323 1551

Mr Aneet Kumar was appointed as USP’s Development Cooperation Coordinator (DCC) effective 26 June 2023. He joined the University in April 2018, working in the Students Association Federal Office. Mr Kumar was appointed as the inaugural Deputy Secretary General for the Federal Body/Office in October 2021.

In his role as USP’s DCC, Aneet provides direct support to the Vice-Chancellor & President through the provision of high-level strategic advice and analysis relating to donor relations and regional & international engagement. He provides oversight on and manages the delivery of the contractual commitments outlined in USP’s direct partnership agreements with the metropolitan country members particularly Australia and New Zealand who are the USP’s largest development partners. The position is responsible for the coordination and management of USP’s relationship with other Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) agencies and ensuring USP’s engagement with the regional, internation­al agencies and development partners. This includes coor­dinating USP’s participation in regional and international meetings/negotiations.

Aneet also provides support to Vice-Chancellor and Pres­ident with analytical briefs and reports on issues concerning the region, in particular the 2050 Blue Pacific Strategy, Framework for Pacific Region­alism, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SAMOA Pathway and other global initiatives such as Oceans and Climate Change. Aneet is also the focal point for all CROP Agency related matters and is responsible for managing USP’s relationship with CROP and international agencies. Aneet is further responsible for maintaining and growing USPs strategic partnerships, and he manages all aspects of legal work at the Development Cooperation Unit.

Aneet holds a Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy & International Affairs, Professional Diploma in Legal Practice and degrees in Law, History and Politics & International Affairs from USP. Mr. Kumar has led some notable regional projects funded by international agencies via USAID, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, and aid programs of the Governments of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has served on the inaugural Youth Sounding Board of the European Union under the EU International Partnerships arm from 2021-2023. Mr Kumar has also served on the inaugural U.S Embassy Suva Youth Council.

Mr Kumar was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Fiji Bar in 2021.

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