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COMMUNITIES IN ACTION:

SHARING THE EXPERIENCES

Report on ‘Mauritius Strategy Implementation: Small Islands Voice Planning Meeting,’

Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 11-16 July 2005

Report prepared by Gillian Cambers

September 2005

Photo credits: G. Cambers, P. Sweeting, H. Thulstrup



Table of Contents

 

  1. Summary

  2. Introduction
Background
Meeting Arrangements
  1. Setting the Framework

    Opening Ceremony Themes
    Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
    Perspectives on the Mauritius Meeting to Review the Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States
    Government Perspective, Douglas Slater
    Civil Society Perspective, Pynee Chellapermal
    Youth Perspective, Nekishair Gordon
    International Organization’s Perspective, Dirk Troost
  1. Sharing Small Islands Voice Experiences

    Community Issues, Activities and Outreach
    Caribbean - San Andres Archipelago: Small Islands Voice Programme in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, Elizabeth Taylor
    Caribbean - Cuba: Cuba and Small Islands Voice, Ileana Saborit Izaguirre
    Indian Ocean- Mauritius: Implementation and Follow-up on the Mauritius Strategy: A Major Group Approach, Pynee Chellapermal
    Indian Ocean - Mauritius: Communities and Climate Change, Pynee Chellapermal
    Pacific - Palau: Community Visioning, Bernie Keldermens
    Pacific - Fiji: Mobilising Communities: Education through Participation, Christian Nielsen
    Pacific - Fiji: Community Outreach Activities in Fiji, Joeli Veitayaki
    Focusing on Outer Islands
    Caribbean - Bahamas: Bahamas Small Islands Voice Activities, Portia Sweeting
    Indian Ocean - Maldives: Small Islands Voice and the Maldives, Abdullah Shakir Mohamed
    Pacific - Cook Islands: Cook Islands Report on Small Islands Voice Activities, Imogen Ingram
    Youth and Communities
    Inter-regional - Youth Visioning for Island Living, Fathimath Ghina and Nekishair Gordon
    Caribbean - St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Small Islands Voice and Sandwatch Activities, Joanna Stowe and Herman Belmar
    Caribbean - St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Youth Path Project, Absolom Hooper and Julita Edwards
    Caribbean - Dominica: Small Islands Voice and Dominica, Vernessa Hilton
    Caribbean - St. Kitts and Nevis: Small Islands Voice Activities in St. Kitts and Nevis, Antonio Maynard
    Indian Ocean - Seychelles: Small Islands Voice Activities in Seychelles, Alain De Comarmond
    Indian Ocean - Zanzibar: Small Islands Voice Activities in Zanzibar, Ahmed Abdulrahman Rashid
    Inter-island Exchanges
    Caribbean - Beach Monitoring Exchange San Andres Archipelago – Cuba, Elizabeth Taylor
    Indian Ocean - Seychelles - Maldives Youth Exchange, Alain De Comarmond and Abdullah Shakir Mohamed
    Pacific: Expanding Community Outreach in the Pacific Islands, Joeli Veitayaki


  2. Education for Sustainable Development

    Background to Education for Sustainable Development
    UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Aline Bory Adams
    Small Island Developing States Universities Consortium
    The Small Island Developing States Universities Consortium for Capacity Development to Implement the Barbados Plan of Action, Joeli Veitayaki
    Sandwatch
    Sandwatch: An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development, Gillian Cambers
    Small Islands Voice Youth Internet Forum
    Small Islands Voice Youth Internet Forum, Gillian Cambers
    Expansion of Small Islands Voice in the Pacific – Niue, Hans Thulstrup

  3. Getting the Word Out
    Small Islands Voice Global Internet Forum
    Small Islands Voice Global Internet Forum, Fathimath Ghina
    Impact of Small Islands Voice Global in the Pacific, Hans Thulstrup
    Utilising the Power of Radio
    Community Radio and Multimedia Projects in the Caribbean, Colleen Wint Smith
    Participatory Radio Programmes in the Maldives, Abdullah Shakir Mohamed
    School-based Radio in the San Andres Archipelago, Elizabeth Taylor
    Community Radio in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Leomore McDonald
    Involving Additional Islands in Small Islands Voice

  4. Moving Ahead
    Sustainable Island Living
    Spreading the Word
    Activities in each Island
    Implementing the Ideas

Annex 1 Participants List

Annex 2 Meeting Programme

List of Tables

Table 1 Chapters in the 1994 Programme of Action for Small Island Developing States and the 2005 Mauritius Strategy
Table 2 Small Islands Voice Contributions to the Mauritius Strategy
Table 3 Small Islands Voice Activities: Past, Ongoing and Future

List of Powerpoint Presentations and Documents

    1. Aline Bory Adams: UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
    2. Gillian Cambers: Sandwatch: An Educational Tool for Sustainable Development
    3. Gillian Cambers: Small Islands Voice Youth Internet Forum
    4. Pynee Chellapermal: Communities and Climate Change
    5. Pynee Chellapermal:  Declaration of the Civil Society Forum, 6-9 January 2005, SIDS International Meeting
    6. Pynee Chellapermal: Implementation and Follow-up on the Mauritius Strategy: A Major Group Approach
    7. Alain De Comarmond: Small Islands Voice Activities in Seychelles
    8. Alain De Comarmond and Abdullah Shakir Mohamed: Seychelles – Maldives Youth Exchange
    9. Fathimath Ghina: Small Islands Voice Global Internet Forum
    10. Fathimath Ghina: Youth Visioning for Island Living
    11. Imogen Ingram: Cook Islands Report on Small Islands Voice Activities
    12. Antonio Maynard: Report on Small islands Voice and St. Kitts and Nevis
    13. Christian Nielsen: Mobilising Communities: Education through Participation
    14. Ileana Saborit Izaguirre: Cuba and Small Islands Voice
    15. Abdullah Shakir Mohamed: Small Islands Voice and the Maldives
    16. Portia Sweeting; Bahamas Small Islands Voice Activities
    17. Elizabeth Taylor: Beach Monitoring Exchange San Andres Archipelago – Cuba
    18. Elizabeth Taylor: Small Islands Voice Programme in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve
    19. Hans Thulstrup: Expansion of Small Islands Voice in the Pacific – Niue
    20. Hans Thulstrup: Impact of Small Islands Voice Global in the Pacific
    21. Dirk Troost: Barbados+10/ Mauritius ‘05
    22. Dirk Troost: Participation Programme
    23. Joeli Veitayaki: Community Outreach Activities in Fiji
    24. Joeli Veitayaki: Mositi Vanuaso Project: a community-based resource management initiative
    25. Joeli Veitayaki: Expanding Community Outreach in the Pacific Islands
    26. Joeli Veitayaki: The Small Island Developing States Universities Consortium for Capacity Development to Implement the Barbados Plan of Action
    27. Colleen Wint Smith: Community Radio and Multimedia Projects in the Caribbean