Side Event – Partnerships In Support of SIDS Sustainable Development – 26 February 2014

Venue: Trusteeship Council Chamber Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Side Event will focus on the nature of partnerships that exist and are required for SIDS including focus on partnerships in: Samoa, Mauritius, Virgin Unite, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Indian Ocean Commission and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and also consider how information and communication technologies (ICTs) via the work of O3b Networks can be a conduit for partnerships that address new and emerging challenges to the sustainable development of SIDS.

  • Showcase existing partnerships and explore both lessons learned and  scope for replicating in other SIDS
  • Sensitise development partners and the international community to fostering the enabling environment and building capacity towards genuine  and durable partnerships with SIDS
  • Explore the nature of partnerships needed by SIDS to address  emerging challenges
  • Identify areas in which partnerships can be most effective towards SIDS efforts to achieve sustainable development.