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Workshop on 'Capacity development for sustainable development in SIDS: building partnerships for environmental protection, education, public awareness and training'

This workshop was held at the University of the South Pacific from 3-9th December 2003. It was sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and organised by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs. The meeting had three main components: (1) capacity development for environmental protection - highlighting special initiatives at the community level; (2) cooperation between SIDS tertiary institutions; and (3) capacity development for sustainable development curricula in schools and programmes for public awareness. The output of the meeting will provide an important contribution to the inter-regional meeting of SIDS to be held in the Bahamas, 26-30th January 2004.

Mr. Mitesh Mudaliar of Live & Learn Environmental Education, a non-governmental organization in Suva, Fiji and coordinator of the internet-based Small Islands Voice youth forum in Fiji, participated in the workshop and prepared a short report on the outcome. He also gave a presentation on Small Islands Voice.


To get involved, contact :


Mr Josefa Natau
Fiji National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education
Top floor, Quality House, Gorrie Street, Suva, Fiji
T: ++ 679 331 4477
F: ++ 679 330 3511


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