Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal region and small island papers 13

Table of contents

List of acronyms

Executive summary     Résumé analytique     Resumen ejecutivo
1. Introduction
Background
Small Islands Voice initiative
Small Islands Voice first inter-regional workshop
2. Utilizing mass media for dialogue and debate
Print media
Radio
Television
Theatre and drama
Final remarks
3. Exploring the internet to link islands
Internet-based global discussion forum
        How the forum works
Public perception of the forum in the islands
Internet-based youth discussion forum
How the youth forum works
Assessment of the youth forum
Discussion of the youth forum at the inter-regional workshop
Future phases for the youth forum
Small Islands Voice website
Final remarks
4. Emerging environment and development issues
Surveys and activities
Issues of concern to civil society
Foreign labour, employment and migration
Increased crime and erosion of culture
Growth of tourism
Education and governance
Solid waste management and natural environmental issues
Proposals to address issues of concern
Issues of concern to youth
Teenage pregnancy and health issues
Young males at risk
Community violence, substance abuse and employment
Lack of sporting facilities
Natural environmental issues
Proposals to address issues of concern to youth
Final remarks
5. Future directions for Small Islands Voice
Furthering the discussion
Proposals for linking the regions
Proposals for national activities
Having a voice in international programmes
Background to recent international programmes
Proposals for input to the preparations for 2004
Final remarks
6. Concluding remarks
References
Annex I List of participants at the Small Islands Voice inter-regional
workshop
, Palau, 18–22 November 2002
Annex II List of papers prepared for the Small Islands Voice inter-regional
workshop
, Palau, 18–22 November 2002
Annex III Programme for the Small Islands Voice inter-regional workshop,
Palau, 18–22 November 2002
Annex IV List of postings on the Small Islands Voice global forum
Annex V St Kitts [Nevis] Small Islands Voice opinion survey
Subject index
Location index

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