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COMMUNITIES IN ACTION: SHARING THE EXPERIENCES

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Meeting Programme

 

Mauritius Strategy Implementation

Small Islands Voice Planning Meeting
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
11-16th July 2005

 

PROGRAMME

Meeting Objectives

  1. Small Islands Voice work planning 2005 -7 within the framework of Mauritius Strategy implementation
  2. Exchange of information about ongoing Small Islands Voice activities
  3. Exchanges with related UNESCO programmes and projects and those of other organizations
  4. Interaction between Small Islands Voice partners and UNESCO staff from field offices and headquarters
  5. Exchange and interaction with communities concerning sustainable development issues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Sunday 10th July 2005
 

Arrivals
2000 Informal get-together, Rotary Centre

Monday 11th July 2005: Opening Ceremony, Mauritius Outcome, Small Islands Voice Activities

0900-1000

Opening Ceremony
National Anthem played by Pannist
Invocation
Welcome remarks by Co-chairpersons: Ms. La Fleur John, Secretary General, St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Commission for UNESCO, and Mr. Herman Belmar, Small Islands Voice National Coordinator
Remarks by Hon. Clayton Burgin, Minister of Education Youth and Sports and Chairman UNESCO National Commission  
Sustainable small island living – from local to global by Dr. Dirk Troost, Chief, Coasts and Small Islands Platform, UNESCO, Paris, and Dr. Gillian Cambers, Small Islands Voice Global Coordinator
Cultural Items
Remarks by Hon. Dr. Douglas Slater Minister of Health and the Environment
Vote of thanks by Ms. Nekishair Gordon

1000-1030

Break

Chairperson: Mr. Hans Thulstrup

1030-1200

Mauritius Outcome
1030-1045 Mauritius Declaration and Strategy by Dr. D. Slater, Minister of Health and Environment, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
1045-1100 Civil Society Declaration by Mr. Pynee Chellapermal
1100-1115 Youth Declaration and ‘Youth Visioning for Island Living’ by Ms. Nekishair Gordon
1115-1130 UN/UNESCO Mauritius follow-up by Mr. Dirk Troost
1130-1200 Discussion

1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 General discussion – organisational/housekeeping matters
1330-1430 

Small Islands Voice: Focusing on Community Issues
Presentations and discussions:
1330-1400 SIV activities in Palau by Ms. Bernie Keldermens
1400-1430 SIV activities in Mauritius by Mr. Pynee Chellapermal

1430-1445 Break
1445-1615

Small Islands Voice: Outer Islands need Special Attention
Presentations and discussions:
1445-1515 SIV activities in Cook Islands by Ms. Imogen Ingram
1515-1545 SIV activities in Maldives by Mr. Abdullah Shakir
1545-1615 SIV activities in The Bahamas by Ms. Portia Sweeting

1615-1630 

Wrap-up of day’s session

Visit to Oldhegg Turtle Sanctuary, Park Bay, and adjacent conservation area (optional)

Tuesday July 12th 2005: Education for Sustainable Development, Small Island Voice Activities

  Chairperson: Mr. Dirk Troost
0900-1000 Education for Sustainable Development
Presentations and discussions:
0900-0930 The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the small island context by Ms Aline Bory-Adams
0930-1000 The SIDS Universities Consortium by Mr. Joeli Veitayaki :
  Break
1030-1200

Small Islands Voice: Community Outreach
Presentations and discussions:
1030-1100 SIV activities in Fiji by Mr. Joeli Veitayaki
1100-1130 SIV activities in the San Andres Archipelago by Ms. Elizabeth Taylor
1130-1200 SIV activities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Mr. Herman Belmar and Ms. Joanna Stowe

1200-1300    Lunch
1300-1500

Small Islands Voice: Youth and Communities
Presentations and discussions:

1300-1330 SIV activities in Dominica by Ms Vernessa Hilton
1330-1400 SIV activities in St. Kitts and Nevis by Mr. Antonio Maynard
1400-1430 SIV activities in Cuba by Ms. Ileana Saborit Izaguirre
1430-1500 Youth Path in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Mr. Absolom Hooper

1500-1515 Break
1515-1615  

Small Islands Voice: Promoting Eco-friendly Practices
Presentations and discussions:
1515-1545 SIV activities in Seychelles by Mr. Alain De Comarmond
1545-1615 SIV activities in Zanzibar by Mr. Ahmed Rashid

1615-1630

 Wrap-up of day’s session
Outline of next day’s field trip by Mr. Herman Belmar

Informal Sharing Session: presentations, viewing of videos, video clips, as wanted by meeting participants (optional)

Wednesday 13th July 2005: Field Trip focusing on Marine Park Management in the Grenadines

0900-1800

Sustainable Development Issues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
1. Marine Park Management in the Grenadines
The Tobago Cays are the site of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ first Marine Park. The trip to the Tobago Cays will be on board the M.V. Friendship Rose, a large sailing schooner. There will be an opportunity to see the park and discuss with various stakeholders the various forms of management proposed for the park

Thursday 14th July 2005: SIV Internet Forums, Mobilising Communities, Community Radio

  Planning Sessions
0900-0930

Small Islands Voice work planning
Review of objectives by Ms. Gillian Cambers
Discussion

0930-1030

Small Islands Voice Global Internet Forum
0930-0945 Logistics and Potential of SIV Global by Ms. Fathimath Ghina
0945-1000 Impact of SIV Global in the Pacific, by Mr. Hans Thulstrup
1000-1030 Discussion on future strategy

1030-1045 Break
1045-1200

 Small Islands Voice Youth Internet Forum
1045-1100 Overview and Results of 2005 Assessment of SIV Youth Forum by Ms. Gillian Cambers
1100-1115 Expansion of Small Islands Voice Youth Internet Forum in the Pacific by Mr. Hans Thulstrup
1115-1200 Discussion on future strategy

1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 

Mobilising Communities
Presentations and discussions
1300-1330 Education through participation by Mr. Christian Nielsen
1330-1400 Community Sandwatch: from science to community action by Ms. Gillian Cambers
1400-1430 Communities and climate change by Mr. Pynee Chellapermal
1430-1500 Youth visioning: from talk to action by Ms Fathimath Ghina and Ms Nekishair Gordon

1500-1515 Break
1515-1615

Utilising the Power of Radio
1515-1530 Caribbean Regional Radio Project by Ms. Colleen Wint  Smith
1530-1545 SIV and radio – short contributions from Mr. Abdullah Shakir, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor and Mr. Leomore McDonald
1545-1615 Discussion

1615-1630

Wrap-up of day’s sessions

Visit to Moon Hole, an architectural experience (optional)

Informal Sharing Session: presentations, viewing of videos, video clips, as wanted by meeting participants (optional), followed by:
Regional consultations

Friday 15th July 2005: Sharing Experiences between Islands, Planning Small Islands Voice Activities

  Chairperson: Ms. Gillian Cambers
0900-1030  

Panel Discussion on Sharing Activities and Wise Practices between Islands
0900-0945 Panel contributions from:
Mr. Abdulla Shakir and Mr. Alain De Comarmond - 2004-5 Seychelles/Maldives exchange activities
Ms. Elizabeth Taylor - Exchanging beach management practices San Andres/Cuba 2005
Mr Joeli Veitayaki - Expanding community outreach activities from Fiji to Samoa 2004-5
0945-1030 Discussion on future strategies for sharing activities and wise practices

1030-1045 Break
1045-1115

UNESCO’s Participation Programme
1045-1100 Description of the Participation Programme by Mr. Dirk Troost
1100-1115 Discussion

1115-1200 Future Planning for Small Islands Voice within the context of the Mauritius Strategy – immediate steps and medium term (2006-2007) activities
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1600 Future Planning for Small Islands Voice within the context of the Mauritius Strategy – immediate steps and medium term (2006-2007) activities
1600 Closure of Meeting

Saturday 16th July 2005: Field Trip focusing on Sources of Construction Material and Disaster Mitigation in St. Vincent

 

Sustainable Development Issues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
2. Sources of Construction Material and Disaster Mitigation in St. Vincent

0630 Depart Bequia by ferry
0730 Transfer to Cobblestone Hotel in Kingstown, St. Vincent
0800-1030 Free time
1030-1630

Visit to Brighton/Diamond and Rabacca Dry River for discussion about

sustainable mining activities from dunes and rivers; to Colonarie to see firsthand post-Hurricane Ivan relocation issues; and to the Black Point Tunnel, a historical access route for sugar export constructed with the help of slave labour (Lunch at Georgetown)

1900 Reception at the Cruise Ship berth

Sunday 17th July 2005

  Departures
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