Industry associations are strategic actors in transitioning Caribbean SIDS to sustainable economies

SIDS Conference

Edition #3: Private Sector

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Dr. Kalim U. Shah, a Trinidad-born sustainable development researcher, consultant and author, makes the case for integrating industry associations in sustainable development policy processes, highlighting Caribbean good practice examples.

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Dr. Magdalena A.K. Muir and Dr. Albert Salman discuss objective assessment tools and strategies for sustainable tourism in SIDS, and how these might increase entire islands’ and communities’ sustainability.

Gima Kepi, Manager of the women’s banking unit at the Nationwide Microbank, Papua New Guinea, discusses the merits of a partnership with UN Women which has helped women vendors move towards financial independence.

From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid

The UN News Centre reports on how a partnership project in Samoa is using an invasive vine species to produce electricity from biogas.

Amber Carvan, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, reflects on some of her favourite messages from the pre-conference Renewable Energy Forum.

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