Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands

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Annex Opinion survey logistics

ISLAND DATE OF
SURVEY
NUMBER  
OF PEOPLE
SURVEYED
SAMPLED 
POPULATION
St Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean
Trial survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Caribbean/caropinion.htm
Feb ’02 93 all society
Full survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Caribbean/StKitts-Nevis_opinionsurvey.rtf
Oct–Nov ‘02 424 all society
St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean
School survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Caribbean/svg-youth.htm
Oct ‘02 60 youth
Maldives, Indian Ocean
Full survey of Baa Eydhafushi
Results available at:
http://www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/IndianOcean/Mald_survrep.rtf
Jul ‘03 284 all society
Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Trial survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/IndianOcean/ioopinion.htm
Mar ‘02 22 all society
Full survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/IndianOcean/seyopsurv-rep.htm
Oct ‘02 800 all society
Cook Islands, Pacific
Survey of mainly youth – Rarotonga and Aitutaki
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Pacific/CookIslandssurveyreport.rtf
Jul ‘02 146 youth (mainly)
Survey of all society – Rarotonga, Mitiaro, Mauke, Pukapuka, Manihiki
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Pacific/Cooks-finalsurvrep.rtf
Sep–Dec ‘02 246 all society
Palau, Pacific
Full survey
Results available at:
www.unesco.org/csi/smis/siv/Pacific/Palau-OpSurvRep.rtf
Jan–Apr ‘03 154 all society

 

Annex 2  Schools involved in the Small Islands Voice internet-based youth forum (Phase 2, 2003)

CARIBBEAN
Bahamas
Hopetown Primary School, Abaco
Dominica
Marigot Secondary School
Portsmouth Secondary School
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Bequia Community High School
Bequia Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School  
Union Island Secondary School
Barrouallie Secondary School
San Andres Archipelago
Brooks Hill Bilingual School
Colegio Luis Amigo
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Centro de Educación Media Diversficada

INDIAN OCEAN
Maldives
Ahmadiyya School
Baa Atoll Education Centre
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Education Centre
Mauritius
Sookdeo Bissoondoyal Sixth Form College
Gujadhur Raycoomar State Secondary School
Seychelles
Anse Royale Secondary School
Belonie Secondary School
La Digue Secondary School
Praslin Secondary School

PACIFIC OCEAN
Cook Islands
Araura College
Avarua Primary School
Mangaia College
Nikao Maori School
Nukutere College
Fiji
A.G. High School
Nadi Muslim College
Rakiraki Public High School
Palau
Mindzenty High School

 

Annex 3  Quantitative summaries of Small Islands Voice internet-based global forum

SMALL ISLANDS VOICE
GLOBAL INTERNET-BASED FORUM
www.sivglobal.org

Summary of discussion on road construction in Palau, Pacific: www.sivglobal.org/?read=1
Date of discussions: Oct–Nov 2002
Number of persons on distribution list: 7,000
Number of substantive responses: 45

Main issue
Will the construction of a major new road in Palau bring economic benefits at the expense of the natural environment?

27% said development is inevitable

27% said environmental concerns need to be included in development

11% said development should be planned in phases

9% said stop this type of development

4% emphasized the need for good governance and transferability

22% of the correspondents had separate ideas

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Summary of discussion on beach access in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean: www.sivglobal.org/?read=12
Date of discussions: Nov 2002 – Feb 2003
Number of persons on distribution list: 9,000
Number of substantive responses: 31

Main issue
Should a developer in Trinidad and Tobago be allowed to restrict access to the beach?

77% support unrestricted public access to all beaches

3% support unrestricted public access for recreational purposes (not fishing) to all beaches

10% discussed other issues

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Summary of discussion on tourism policy in Seychelles, Indian Ocean: www.sivglobal.org/?read=20

Date of discussions: Feb–May 2003
Number of persons on distribution list: 10,000
Number of substantive responses: 27

Main issue
Should upmarket resorts be the main thrust of a national tourism policy in Seychelles?

48% support the idea that a tourism policy based mainly on upmarket resorts is misguided

4% support the concept that an upmarket tourism policy provides many unique benefits

19% support the view that a good tourism policy requires cooperation from all societal sectors

29% discussed other issues

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Summary of discussion on foreign investment in Cook Islands, Pacific: www.sivglobal.org/?read=30

Date of discussions: May–Jul 2003
Number of persons on distribution list: 12,000
Number of substantive responses: 20

Main issue
Does large-scale foreign investment benefit small islands?

65% support the idea that large-scale foreign investment does not benefit small islands

5% support the concept that large-scale foreign investment does benefit small islands

30% discussed related issues namely political corruption, trade policies and education

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Summary of discussion on increased youth crime and violence in Caribbean islands: www.sivglobal.org/?read=36

Date of discussions: Jul–Sep 2003
Number of persons on distribution list: 14,000
Number of substantive responses: 26

Main issue
What is the solution to the increased rate of crime and violence among young people?

46% supported the view that harsher penalties are not the answer to increased crime and violence, instead there is a need to focus on education; child upbringing; strengthening family, Christian and spiritual values; improving communication and listening to young people

4% supported the view that harsher penalties are the answer to increased crime and violence

12% felt that violent television programmes and videos are a major cause of youth violence

12% felt that violent television programmes and videos are not a major cause of youth violence

26% discussed other issues

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Summary of discussion on the export of spring water from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean: www.sivglobal.org/?read=44

Date of discussions: Sep–Nov 2003
Number of persons on distribution list: 14,000
Number of substantive responses: 27

Main issue
Should spring water from a small island (St Vincent and the Grenadines) be bottled and exported?

44% of the responses supported the view that a small island should export its water resources provided local needs are met first and there is full consultation with resource owners
Related points included:

22% of the responses were of the view that a small island should not export its water resources
Related points included:

34% of the responses discussed other issues, which included:

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Summary of discussion on the ‘right’ type of tourism development for Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Pacific: www.sivglobal.org/?read=50

Main issue
Should future tourism development on a small outer island (Aitutaki in Cook Islands) be small scale or large scale?

50% of the responses supported the view that small-scale tourism development, based on simple island lifestyles, was most appropriate for outer islands
Related points included:

5% of the responses supported the view that large-scale tourism development was preferable for outer islands
Related points included:

45% of the responses discussed other issues, which included:

 

 

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