Voice is an inter-regional initiative focusing on small islands
- both small island developing states, and islands with other
affiliations - in the Caribbean,
Indian Ocean and Pacific
goal of this initiative is to ensure the voice of the general
public in small islands is heard loud and clear and becomes a
driving force for island development. While this is a long-term
vision, it is hoped that Small Islands Voice can make a significant
contribution to the realization of sustainability and the achievement
of sustainable development goals in small islands around the world.
Communities in Action, Small Islands
Voice works with communities, specific interest groups, and sometimes
entire island populations, by building capacity so that islanders
can effectively plan and implement their own vision of sustainable
island living. Whether it is tackling social issues, sharing island
cultures, or embracing environmental stewardship, it is all a
vital part of shaping the future. Exchanging
these experiences inter-regionally further strengthens a sense
of community amongst islands.
young people in determining the future of their islands is another
important part of this initiative. Read about some of the youth-led
sustainable development activities and see further information
about their projects on the website Youth
Visioning for Island Living. Take a few moments to view the
videos 'Laying the Foundations'
and 'Sustainable living the island way'.