27. Small Island Economies

On 4th April 2012, CTA organised a Briefing on “ACP Small island economies: from vulnerabilities to opportunities” with  the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord and various media partners.

New!  on the subject of ‘ACP SIDS’.

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CTA Policy Brief: Building resilience in small island economies

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Introductory remarks
Ambassador Shirley Skerritt-Andrew, Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States in Brussels [Speech];  Denis Salord, Head of Unit, Regional Programmes Sub-Saharan Africa and ACP wide, European Commission [Speech]; Michael Hailu, Director of CTA

Panel 1: Reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience for SIDS

Chair: H.E. M. Jagdish Dharamchand Koonjul, Ambassador of Mauritius to the EU and Belgium
Panelists:

– The multifaceted impact of financial, food and climate crisis on small island economies
Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under Secretary General and High Representative for the LDCs, Land Locked Developing Countries and SIDS, United Nations [Presentation]

– Measuring economic vulnerability of SIDS
Professor Lino Briguglio, Director, Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta [Presentation]

– Building resilience for sustainable development in small island economies
Robert Read, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom [Presentation]

– Addressing the vulnerabilities of SIDS more effectively
Pierre Encontre, Chief Special Programmes, Division for Africa, Least Developed countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD [Presentation]

Panel 2: Enhancing Sustainable Development of small islands

Chair: H.E. M. Roy Mickey Joy, Ambassador of Vanuatu to the EU and Belgium
Panelists:

– Rio 2012: Reviewing the Institutional Framework for the Sustainable Development of SIDS
Constance Vigilance, Economic Adviser, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat [Presentation]

– Agrotourism: renewed opportunities for the Caribbean
Ena Harvey, Agrotourism Specialist and Caribbean Management Coordinator, IICA [Presentation]

– Supporting climate adaptation and increasing resilience in SIDS: experience with the Global Climate change Alliance (GCCA)
Walter Kennes, Environment and Climate change expert, DG DEVCO, European Commission [Presentation]

Conclusions
– Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under Secretary General and High Representative for the LDCs, Land Locked Developing Countries and SIDS, United Nations
– Michael Hailu, Director of CTA

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  1. Pingback: Key CTA Briefing to push climate change and green growth agenda in the Pacific « Brussels Development Briefings

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