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SIDS Action Platform
The SIDS Action Platform has been developed to support the follow up to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference), including through a partnerships platform, a partnerships framework, and a UN Implementation Matrix. [Click to view]
Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue
  • When: Mon, 1 September 2014, 3 - 6 PM
  • Where: Savaii Partnerships Hall, Apia, Samoa
  • Participation: Open for all accredited participants to the SIDS Conference
Partnership interventions
Stakeholders wishing to participate in the interactive dialogue of the multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue in Samoa are requested to register its SIDS specific partnership, following the outlined criteria, in the SIDS 2014 Partnerships Platform.

All attending participants are encouraged to coordinate with the SIDS Conference Secretariat (click for contact form) ahead of time so relevant information can be showcased at the session, if an intervention on launching/reviewing a partnership is expected.
Partnerships Platform
Sustainable Economic Development


The session will focus on Sustainable Economic Development that requires SIDS-specific responses, and that differs from those needed in other developing countries.


The dialogue first presents an opportunity to hear from those SIDS who have succeeded in moving beyond talk into delivering results effectively in economic development, whilst also balancing the social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The session then considers lessons learnt from existing partnerships and provides a chance to hear about new partnerships, initiatives and related policies to:

  • creating resilient and sustainable macro-economic environments in SIDS;
  • addressing the challenges of sustainably growing domestic and export markets; and
  • overcoming challenges of virtual and physical connections that are faced by SIDS.

The dialogue aims to ensure that SIDS’ experience of existing partnerships and responses can inform future partnerships including financing, capacity building, technology transfer, technical cooperation or institutional development. Each partnership selected for presentation will only feature once throughout the dialogue.

As the dialogue aims to be interactive, there will also be opportunities to hear responses from experts in priority areas, including bilateral and multilateral partners, and representatives from the relevant pre-conference Forums.

Those invited to present successful partnerships and initiatives, will be asked to briefly explore how and why the partnership has worked well, in particular, in response to the questions posed in the programme. Presenters will outline how these successful partnerships might be enhanced or scaled up for use in other SIDS or SIDS regions.

More information in the Concept Note
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