Development Cooperation Coordinator (DCC)
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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 regional and international engagement. He provides oversight of and manages the delivery of the contractual commitments outlined in USP’s partnership agreements with the metropolitan country members particularly Australia and New Zealand. 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy & International Affairs, a 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.