SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Our partners include governments, universities, private companies and NGOs that want to reach thousands of island stakeholders across the world.

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Leclanché

Building on 100 years in the development, production and application of batteries Leclanché is a leading provider of turnkey battery energy storage solutions (BESS) based in Switzerland and operating internationally.

Leclanché is currently developing the largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean, a 35.6 MW solar energy plant and 44.2 MWh battery storage facility that will be built on government provided land in the Basseterre Valley, adjacent to the City of Basseterre and the current SKELEC PowerStation on the island of St. Kitts.

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and territories in the Eastern Caribbean. It also performs the role of spreading responsibility and liability in the event of natural disaster.OECS currently has eleven members which together form a continuous archipelago across the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands. The membership of OECS is comprised of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Monserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique are also associate members of OECS.

Pathable

Pathable was formed in 2007 by a group of people with deep roots in technology, social networking, and event industries. Our collective experience, forged and honed at companies like Microsoft, Intel, Sirius XM, and Zillow ensures that our company has a culture of delivering robust, high-quality software and support when and how you need it.

Our goal is to help attendees around the world through our event technology platform and services get the most out of the conferences and tradeshow you manage. While growth is important, our team and values are our priority. We strive to be conscientious, inclusive, and innovative, creating event technology your attendees want and need rather than chasing overnight success.

BuzzMaker

BuzzMaker is an award-winning global political and public affairs consultancy. BuzzMaker has operated at the highest levels of campaigns in 30 countries, territories and regions around the world. Our references include several sitting and former Prime Ministers, Presidents, Opposition Leaders and major international brands.

We have deep experience providing government relations, public affairs, public relations, communications and advertising campaigns in dozens of small island developing states. In total, we've worked in 16 islands in the Atlantic and Caribbean and, beyond our island work, we've worked on every continent in the world. If you're looking to advocate for a policy change, advance an issue position, understand and engage with government and civil society stakeholders or win an election, we'd love to help.

Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island

The Institute of Island Studies is a research, education, and public policy institute based at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown.
The Institute of Island Studies is committed to contributing to the formulation and enhancement of public policy applied to small islands and, in particular, to Prince Edward Island. To that end, we will use our resources to engage stakeholders on current and topical island issues via public symposia, lectures, policy papers, and research projects. We will strive to be inclusive and take an objective, evidence-based approach to island issues, serving as a forum for collaboration and consensus among those with differing points of view.
The Island Studies constellation at UPEI also includes an undergraduate Minor in Island Studies and a Master of Arts in Island Studies Program, which is an interdisciplinary, and policy-driven graduate program that critiques islands on their own terms. Finally, the Institute of Island Studies is the proud institutional home of Island Studies Journal, an open-access scholarly journal dedicated to the study of islands.

The Edge Foundation

Edge is the independent education charity dedicated to shaping the future of education in the UK. We believe a coherent, unified and holistic education system can support social equity and enable all young people to fulfil their potential.

Edge’s research shows that a broad and balanced curriculum, including creative and technical subjects, rich employer engagement, teacher autonomy and interactive pedagogy, can help to bring learning alive and prepare students for more than just a set of exams.

Edge runs the Island Education Network, which brings together islands around the British Isles and British Overseas Territories to discuss issues relating to education policy in an island setting.

University of the West of England

UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo supports clients to decarbonise their use of energy. In the past 10 years we have worked with over half of the FTSE 100 businesses, providing advice on cutting energy costs and carbon emissions. We are the consultant of choice for these organisations because of the strength of our track record combined with our experience in providing support for governments. The strength of our team lies in our ability to combine strategic, financial and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service. Furthermore, our knowledge of the policy and regulatory landscape worldwide enables us to support both public and private sector clients on many fronts. Our services include: Smart grids; Energy regulation; Power sector planning; Low carbon and sustainability; Private investors services; Capacity building and training; Renewable Energy; Combined heat and power (CHP)

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware’s Island Policy Lab leverages a history of partnerships on technology and innovation policy through its Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, Energy and Environmental Policy Program, the College of Earth, Oceans and Environment, Mangone Center for Marine Policy, the International Scientific Committee on Ocean Research and others. The new Island Policy Lab works with the UN Universities Consortium of Small Island States providing a unique participatory space dedicated to island research where innovative researchers can experiment and carry out professional projects. The overarching goal of all work is to contribute to sustainable policy solutions in island contexts. Researchers brainstorm fresh ways of thinking about complex socio-economic and environmental questions, so as to create practical solutions. The laboratory works collaboratively with a global network of public and private partners. Researchers benefit from the lab's flexible and experimental approach, that combines research and action, mobilizes skillsets from different disciplines, and enhance the evidence base for data driven, science-based policy strengthening in island jurisdictions.

Intelligent Community Energy

Funded by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme, the Intelligent Community Energy project (ICE) aims to design, implement and promote innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories facing issues in terms of efficiency, reliability and sustainability in the Channel area. It runs for 50 months, from June 2016 to August 2020, but aims to deliver durable impacts beyond its duration. The project designs and produces an innovative low-carbon energy system (smart grid), able to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the territories concerned (50% to 100% compared to a fuel-based system) and secure energy access security. It will cover the entire energy cycle from production to consumption, exploit local renewable energy sources and integrate new and existing technologies currently at different levels of readiness, in order to deliver a comprehensive innovative solution.

Island Institute

The Island Institute works alongside Maine's island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability in the state's 120 island and coastal communities and share what works among these diverse communities and beyond.

Waitt Institute

The Waitt Institute creates and implements sustainable ocean plans in partnership with committed governments and local stakeholders. They currently have partnerships with the governments of the Azores, Barbuda, Bermuda, Curaçao, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Maldives, and Tonga. The Waitt Institute is a founding member and the organizing body of the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a network of NGO's, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations working together to assist committed governments to protect the environment and improve the economy at the same time.

EarthFund

Our mission is to empower countries with innovative education programs, break-through technologies and reliable capital to meet and exceed national climate, clean energy and sustainability goals, customized to the needs of each country. We are a global organization starting in Greece working towards the empowerment of each country to reach climate neutrality through our holistic approach to clean energy and sustainability. We partner with governments, project developers, top tech companies, other non-profit organizations, international organizations, and civil society. Our team includes pioneers in renewable energy, geo-spatial mapping, artificial intelligence, sustainability, and human rights.

Sustainable Development Movemement

The Sustainable Development Movement Summit creates an exciting space where Senior Government Officials, Industry and Private Sector Leaders, Global Entrepreneurs and Civil Society converge over two days. Come to network, experience real transformation and chime in on the exchange of thoughts, best practices, untold stories and strategies concerning sustainable growth and development within the Caribbean.
It is with this awareness, that SDM2020 will attract and drive change among over 3000 delegates from across the region and internationally. And with a highly engaging integrated digital and electronic media campaign, the ‘MOVEMENT’ – leading up to the summit and beyond- is expected to connect with over 30 million persons worldwide.

Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC)

The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) is an association of energy solution providers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean. CARILEC was established in 1989 with nine (9) members as part of an electric utilities modernization project funded by USAID and implemented by NRECA under a five-year "Co-operative Agreement." Currently, CARILEC comprises over one hundred members. This includes thirty-three (33) Full Members that are electric utilities, and over eighty (80) Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Associate and Affiliate Members that are companies involved in some aspect of servicing the electric utility business.

Orkney International Science Festival

It’s the oldest science festival anywhere outside Edinburgh, and in its 30th year welcomes the challenge of going online as an opportunity to reach out worldwide. Speakers have included Jane Goodall and Nobel laureates Peter Higgs, Brian Josephson and Sir Paul Nurse, and the Festival has a particular interest in cutting-edge ideas, and in the connections between science and history, music, and the arts generally. Astronomy and archaeology are also featured strongly. From the start it has highlighted Orkney’s energy potential, and the old island challenge of turning waste into resources. It is also involved in several innovative upcycling projects. It wants to share the skills of creating a science festival and will next year launch an online course for communities seeking to develop their own. It opens in the week before the Virtual Island Summit, with events over the seven days of 3-9 September. On the preceding weekend, 29-30 August, it features events from a new Foraging Fortnight in Scotland. After the session that it’s hosting on Wednesday 9 September, it warmly invites all Summit attenders to continue the discussion at its closing ceilidh, with traditional music too. Everything can be accessed through its website www.oisf.org, or email orkneyscience@gmail.com

Soloricon

Soloricon is a consulting and advisory services company, dedicated to providing strategic support in our areas of expertise. Our solutions are practicable, cost effective and designed to make optimal use of your existing resources of partnerships, and these are an important element of our approach. We seek to develop partnerships with our clients, and between our clients and strategic agencies that can provide the level of support that is required for success.

Our consulting team has a wide range of experience in the areas which we cover, in both the public and private sectors.

Our focus is on the development challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries. We strive to help these countries confront and overcome the obstacles to their sustainable development. Equally importantly, we help them identify opportunities and take advantage of these so that they can find themselves on a long term growth and development trajectory.
in Saint Lucia, stimulating digital entrepreneurship, and enhancing the management of water resources is also highly lauded.

Falkland Islands Government

A growing, diverse and resilient island community that has prospered over time thanks to the pioneering efforts and ingenuity of the generations of people who have chosen to make this archipelago their home. Sustainable by nature, where the sun and wind are harnessed to generate power, and agricultural practices not only feed local families, but go hand in hand with the preservation of the unique flora and fauna of our home. We are a thriving and forward-looking society where sharing best practice is second nature and our culture is founded on hard work and collaboration – we are the Falkland Islands.

St Helena Research Institute

The St Helena Research Institute (SHRI) is a collaborative organization founded on St Helena creating and promoting opportunities for research, ensuring research and new knowledge is accessible and used for the benefit of St Helena. Established under the Lifelong Learning Sector of the Education and Employment Directorate, we work to build and maintain effective partnerships and networks, locally and internationally, to support and conduct research. The St Helena Research Institute is part of a growing network of Research Institutes across the South Atlantic and UK Overseas Territories, generating and sharing knowledge for the benefit of the Overseas Territories.

Ministry of Economic Development Curaçao

The Ministry of Economic Development of Curacao gives direction to sustainable economic development in order to realize a higher level of prosperity for the society of Curaçao and stimulates a strong competitive position and high quality production. This is achieved by providing optimal service, strengthening the economic structure and effectively responding to social and international developments.
The Ministry is responsible for policy, implementation and control on the following areas:
• Business, consisting of (micro) SME policy, economic development, capital market, competition policy, infrastructure, knowledge, economic and Agricultural fisheries production and business establishment policy.
• Economic Development and Innovation, consisting of market forces, innovation, energy, industry development, employment and macro-economic stability.
• Foreign Economic Cooperation, consisting of trade policy, international business and foreign investment.

Primo Energy

Primo Energy was founded in 2013 to provide “Last Mile” power. We have learned that sometime Last Mile is in our own backyard. We design and build hybrid energy platforms using wind, solar, and battery storage. Our products are easily be erected and can be fitted with lights, USB charging, WIFI extension, AC power and more. Distributed power can provide energy for remote locations, island territories, and disaster relief. With typical island resources of good wind and solar, our EnergiTree is the most efficient way to provide power.

PARTNERS

L-Università ta' Malta

Lying at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean, UM has been, over its 400-year history, the hub for international academic exchange on the island. UM is the leading higher education institution in Malta and its structures are in line with the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education area.

At UM we to carry out academic research and provide a vibrant higher education setting in the arts, sciences and the humanities as required for Malta’s economic, social and cultural development. Our courses are designed to produce highly-qualified professionals in multiple disciplines. Our alumni community is growing exponentially: well over 3,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually.

We are committed to high standards of research and teaching and every member of staff at UM plays an important role and contributes to an outstanding student experience.

SMILO

SMILO, a France based NGO, supports small islands of less than 150km² towards the sustainable management of their territory and resources. Our approach aims to guarantee that human development respects and fosters islands’ good ecological and environmental status, thanks to a shared governance. The main objective is to bolster integrated operations for the preservation and sustainable management of the island’s natural resources, in relation to water and sanitation, waste, energy, biodiversity, landscapes and heritage issues. The local dynamics and these sustainable practices are recognised with the awarding of the Sustainable Island" label. Currently, 18 islands are involved in our labelling process. Within this process, SMILO manages the Islands Fund, which finances concrete operations on the islands. SMILO international Network contributes to strengthening cooperation and solidarity between islands and island partners. Over 40 members are part of this network and are located in West Africa, the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean.

Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI)

SICRI was established in 2004 to facilitate communication and collaboration between researchers and cultural practitioners working with small island communities.
SICRI's principal aim is to research and assist the maintenance and development of the language, literature, music, dance, folkloric and media cultures of small island communities. It aims to identify potential research partners and appropriate strategies and funding sources to benefit small island cultures and those researching them.
Key to SICRI's activities is the principle that external researchers should develop their projects in consultation with island communities and should reciprocate such co-operation with appropriate assistance and facilitation of local cultural initiatives.
SICRI operates with reference to broader concepts of cultural heritage consideration of island communities as (simultaneously) isolated and connected; and is concerned to address the impacts and potentials offered by tourism.

Aruba Tourist Channel

For Explorers, Culture Lovers, Historians, Sun Seekers and Enthusiasts!

Aruba's first 24/7 tourism digital TV channel, broadcasting what makes Aruba authentic, the truly unique things that make Aruba so interesting and inviting, all over the world. To stimulate the tourist market to visit our touristic attractions, while serving them a glimpse of our Art, Culture and History to stimulate them to visit our galleries, museums, cultural events, historic landmarks and sites.

Alliance of Small Island States

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of 44 low-lying coastal and small island countries, including five observers. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address climate change.
As a voice for the vulnerable, AOSIS' mandate is more than amplifying marginalised voices as it also advocates for these countries’ interests. In terms of size, AOSIS closely resembles the countries it represents on the global stage, but often punches far above its weight, negotiating historic global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, among other achievements.
To achieve its goals, AOSIS often draws on partnerships, including with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Commission, to bolster its capacity to effectively influence climate negotiations, some of the most complex and difficult in the world. AOSIS also makes vital contributions by helping its members to pool their resources and amplify their collective voice in climate talks. This goes beyond just speaking up to securing ambitious agreements with tangible benefits for vulnerable communities.

The Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce

The Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce was formed on February 22nd 1973. We are the leading private sector representative body in Dominica with membership across various sectors and industries.
The objectives of the Association include: fostering economic growth and social development; promoting and protecting the commercial interests of the State; representing members to Governments, including promoting, supporting or lawfully opposing such legislative or other measures as may be deemed necessary. We have representation on various committees and boards to ensure the interests of our members are voiced.

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund

Established in 2012, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) is the realization of a bold vision to create reliable, long-term funding for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region. The CBF and a group of National Conservation Trust Fund form the Caribbean Sustainable Finance Architecture, which, among other objectives, supports and incentivizes targeted Caribbean nations to meet the goals of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), national conservation priorities, and targets under other international and regional commitments.

The CBF is an umbrella fund with a flexible structure to implement innovative solutions for resource mobilization at the regional level through a range of financial instruments. Currently, the CBF manages approximately US$125 million through its Conservation Finance and the Climate Change: Ecosystem-based Adaptation Programs.

The Planetary Press

The Planetary Press is an online news source focused on reporting in sustainability, environmental advocacy, corporate social responsibility and climate change. It is a platform for people to share their work. It is a place for organizations, cities, governments, companies, journalists and individuals to share the good that they’re doing and the impact that they’re having. TPP highlights sustainable solutions around the globe that inspire others to make a measurable difference.

The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability

The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability was established in 2009 to lead and support the transition of our island region toward a sustainable future. CIS has since become a focal institute in our region for conducting sustainability-related research and community engagement in the broader areas of environment, economy, society, and education. CIS advances the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in locally and culturally effective ways. The center facilitates the Guam Green Growth (G3) Initiative and is a founding member organization of the Local2030 Islands Network
CIS also provides expertise and serves as an honest broker of information on an array of sustainability issues for Guam and Micronesia. The center’s team develops watershed restoration technologies; surveys island biodiversity; conducts coral reef educational outreach; provides energy audits for small businesses; coordinates recycling efforts; and builds local capacity in the marine and environmental sciences, among other projects. CIS encourages action on sustainability to decrease reliance on imports, improve energy independence, and increase food security, in order to reduce the export of money and build a thriving local economy that is more resilient to disasters and global changes.

The Tasmanian Way

The Tasmanian Way is a platform to inspire a whole-of-Tasmania approach to reduce emissions, build resilience and transition to a sustainable way of doing things for the health, well being and prosperity of all Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Way is a commitment by change makers to ambitious and measured goals and targets to make Tasmania a global sustainability leader.

Women Who Live on Rocks

Women Who Live on Rocks was created in 2013 as a space for women (men welcomed too) to connect over their shared experiences on tropical islands. We are now a large collaboration of lighthearted women writers filled with positivity and wit who’ve come together to celebrate the humourous (and sometimes not so humourous) eccentricities unique to life on a tropical island.
While all of our contributing writers do live on islands, our community of island souls stretches across the globe. After all, you don’t have to physically reside on a rock to appreciate all that island life has to offer.

South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)

The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) is a young but rapidly growing Research Institute based in the Falkland Islands and operating in the South Atlantic and beyond. SAERI’s remit includes research into both the natural and physical sciences in the UK South Atlantic Overseas Territories and beyond. It aims to deliver world-class environmental research from the Falkland Islands that informs the effective stewardship of our planet as well as to grow a sustainable research institute in the Falkland Islands

Community Energy Scotland

Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation.

Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company was formed in 2004 as a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Building on the success of this, and in response to a growing sustainable development agenda in Scotland, the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company evolved into an independent Scottish charity, Community Energy Scotland.

Community Energy Scotland was incorporated on 9th November 2007 as a Company Limited by Guarantee with no share capital (Company No. SC333698) and a registered Scottish Charity (No. SC039673). The organisation has spread from an initial base in the Highlands to cover the whole of Scotland, offering local development officers throughout the country.

Orkney Renewable Energy Forum

Since 2000, the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF) has been an integral part of the development of a diverse and successful renewable energy industry in Orkney. As a membership organisation, OREF is open to businesses and individuals with an involvement or interest in Orkney’s renewable energy sector.

OREF aims to address strategic issues affecting Orkney’s renewables sector through focused collaboration with members, the local community, key stakeholders, and Orkney’s world-leading academic and research organisations.

Enterprise St Helena

Established as a statutory body at arm’s length from the St Helena Government, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) is responsible for the economic development of St Helena Island, and is the lead body responsible for promoting and enabling private sector development. The organisation is made up of 3 main areas of focus these are Tourism, Local Enterprise and Investment.

Island Movement

The Island Movement, with its team of experts in the field of sustainable development and financing, strategic planning, rural development and energy transition, forms a platform aiming to contribute continuous development of the islands by giving professional support to islanders and island institutions.

Through our activities Island movement connects and supports most Croatian islands. The idea is based on strengthening local communities by creating joint cooperation of all relevant stakeholders, networking them with experts and connecting with European islands and their practices.

We are recognized as one of the leading organizations for island development in Croatia.

University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is an integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. We are not a traditional university. We are different. We are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure. Our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum – all enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities. We have 40,000 students at the heart of our university partnership and we are measured by their success. Our curriculum portfolio across both further and higher education is designed to meet current and future local and regional needs and to attract other students to the Highlands and Islands to study. We have recently reaffirmed our commitment to island communities with the publication of our first ever islands strategy which sets out plans to enhance our activity across Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

Solar and Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA)

We are an association representing Puerto Rico's solar and energy storage industries bringing reliable, clean, affordable and local energy to the entire island. We advocate solar and storage technologies as a central solution to the energy needs of Puerto Rico, and promote public policy that will benefit the growth of these industries. We bring awareness and understanding of these technologies to both government policymakers and the public, and facilitate collectively beneficial collaboration and good business practices within the industry.

Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) is an international impact oriented policy relevant research centre based at the University of Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow, Scotland. Its members work on a diverse range of environmental law and governance areas and collaborate with national, regional and international partners in a wider number of projects and consultancies. SCELG’s work on islands is framed around its EILEAN Initiative that aims to better understand how island communities engage in legal and political processes to promote resilience and sustainability. SCELG has collaborated with Scottish Government in the implementation of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018, which has led to the first National Islands Plan. SCELG has partnered with Island Innovation in carrying out a global survey on Islands and COVID-19 between March and June 2020. The survey had led to a final report that conveys data from 83 islands in 54 countries.

Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE)

The Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) is a specialized institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Established within the framework of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres (GN-SEC), the CCREEE is the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the CARICOM region. Our strategic programmes include: Knowledge Transfer and Management; Energy Access; Sustainable Industry and Business; Sustainable Transport; Finance and Project Support; Climate Resilience and Sustainable Buildings.

March For Science

March For Science is the largest grassroots network of science advocates in the world. Launched on Earth Day in 2017 with public demonstrations in more than 600 cities across the globe, our mission is to mobilize advocates to support science-informed public policies. We believe that science is at the intersection of social movements - it not only helps us understand the challenges we face, but informs the solutions required to achieve meaningful progress. And while March For Science is explicitly a non-partisan organization, our movement is inherently political. March For Science is a proud organizing partner of the SC1.5NCE Not SILENCE campaign.

Island Resilience Partnership

Island Resilience Partnership (IRP) is a non-profit organization that helps island nations achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the creation of cross-sector partnerships. IRP has established partnerships with the Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Tonga, and Sint Maarten to accelerate their transition to renewable energy and resilient infrastructure. In order to elevate island voices and build support for island solutions, IRP has partnered with March For Science (MFS) to co-organize the Island Resilience Forum, a live-streamed event to the MFS Facebook community of 840k+ science advocates around the world. IRP is a proud organizing partner of the SC1.5NCE Not SILENCE campaign.

Global Islands Partnership

The Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA) is led by the Presidents of Palau and Seychelles, Prime Minister of Grenada and Premier of the British Virgin Islands, with a mission to promote action to build resilient and sustainable island communities by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration for all islands. Since its launch in 2006, GLISPA has engaged high-level leaders to catalyze US$150 million for island action and assisted 35+ countries to launch or strengthen major sustainable island commitments. GLISPA now has more than 30 members and 37 friends as part of its island resilience movement.

Community Development Lens (CODEL)

For too long many islands and rural areas of Scotland have been written off as in terminal decline. This has often overshadowed an appreciation of the extraordinary innovation, entrepreneurialism and resilience that have sustained, and are increasingly growing, many such communities in spite of the challenges of remoteness they face. These assets have helped underpin positive achievements, such as a revival of traditional Gaelic culture, a flourishing of community organisations, the development of smart energy projects that have put Scottish islands at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions, and the return of younger people who are making positive contributions to their local communities and economies. CoDeL was set up on Uist in 2018, by Thomas Fisher, Theona Morrison and Gemma Steele to:
analyse micro-trends on islands and rural areas of Scotland to identify trends that are missed in data aggregated across larger areas
contribute positively to community development based on a deeper understanding of what is actually happening in small communities
create opportunities for younger people to influence and reshape their local communities.

Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy (CESaRE)

The Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy (CESaRE) was developed in 2016 out of a recognized need to modernize and revolutionize the Caribbean’s scientific research publishing.
There are hundreds of publications falling under the broad field of environmental sciences, found scattered over a large variety of international journals, without a central (Caribbean) location to collate this knowledge. With the global shift towards renewables over traditional energy sources, together with a collective rise in environmental consciousness, CESaRE is the perfect opportunity for highlighting such research conducted in the Caribbean. CESaRE will provide a suitable forum to encourage research dissemination in the region and promises to be more than just a collection of academic articles. Our innovative media and growing audience will provide a nexus for Caribbean leaders, key industry partners, and authorities to catalyze more effective decision making processes within our increasingly vulnerable region.

Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (CAPSS)

The Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (CAPSS) was initially established as The Caribbean Association of Headmasters and Headmistresses (CAHH) on March 31, 1955 at the University College of the West Indies (U.C.W.I.) Mona, Jamaica. Jamaica hosted the first Conference of the Association in 1961.
At the conference in 1974 hosted by Trinidad and Tobago, the Constitution was amended resulting in the change of name to The Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (CAPSS).
CAPSS flagship event is its biennial Conference rotated among the member Associations of CAPSS the next one being held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2021.
CAPSS also hosts periodic training, webinars and offers a support system for its members in a number of areas whilst also being the representative body with various stakeholders in education.
Over the past sixty-five years, CAPSS membership has grown from four to fourteen territories in the English Speaking Caribbean.
In 2017, CAPSS partnered with Restore A Sense of I Can ( RSC) an NGO focused on education and technology to work together with education reform in the Caribbean.

Sure SA Ltd Telecommunications Provider

Sure provides broadband, mobile phone, national & international telephone, public Internet and television re-broadcast services to the island of Saint Helena.

Global Shapers Community Manila

The Manila Hub was the first Global Shapers Hub in the Philippines and one of the earliest hubs to be formed in the world. Our mission is to develop and nurture diverse young leaders who channel their energy and enthusiasm to shape a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive world starting with Manila. We are a diverse collective of young leaders. From internationally awarded directors to public school teachers. From doctors to board game designers. We span different industries creating programs and projects within our four focus areas: mobility, policy, climate change, and human trafficking.

Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP)

The Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP), a grassroots initiative organized as a means for cultivating enduring rural island-wide economic partnerships, in collaboration with Indigenous communities, that ensures economic resilience, and generates long-term prosperity without depleting natural or social resources.
The rural islands of BC – Bowen, Cormorant, Cortes, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Malcolm, Mayne, Pender, Quadra, Salt Spring, Saturna, Texada, Thetis, including the Broughton Archipelago, and the Indigenous communities with traditional or reserve lands on these islands.

Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX)

The Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange (DCSX) was stablished in 2009 in Curaçao, and is the only authorized Securities Exchange in the Dutch Caribbean.
The DCSX is licensed by the Minister of Finance and supervised by the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The DCSX is a regulated international Exchange for the listing and trading in domestic and international securities.

Our mission is to create prosperity by connecting investment opportunities to investors and reach that by being the regional financial center of choice for listing of securities.
DCSX is an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges and an official member of the Association of Capital Markets of the Americas.

At the DCSX we have developed listing rules for the issuer tailored to the needs of the market. We realize that for the domestic and international business community to prosper, matured start-ups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, must be in the position to attract capital on a regulated, practically- oriented Exchange and to do so at fair costs. It is this start-up and SME community that the DCSX is focused on servicing.

The DCSX ensures transparency for the investor and guarantees visibility for the issuer at all times.

Our strength lies in understanding their core business and the specific challenges they face. Unlike the traditional software provider and advisory firm, BearingPoint is a niche player by choice and exclusively focused on improving public services and enhancing compliance for governments. At BearingPoint, domain and IT experts co-create to develop solutions that deliver
fundamental results.

Our mission is to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries reach their full potential. BearingPoint Caribbean specializes in the digitalization of governments, and offers technology solutions that make public services better, faster, and smarter. The Public Services Suite was developed in close collaboration with the Dutch Tax Administration and is tailored to small-scale countries, including both Dutch best practices and the best practices gained in more than 30 years of serving governments in the Caribbean. With technology as a catalyst, we use our expertise and knowledge to transform small-scale countries and help them move forward.

BearingPoint

We are BearingPoint. Born and raised in the Caribbean. For more than 30 years we have partnered with governments, providing them with tailored technology solutions and consultancy to improve their processes.

Our strength lies in understanding their core business and the specific challenges they face. Unlike the traditional software provider and advisory firm, BearingPoint is a niche player by choice and exclusively focused on improving public services and enhancing compliance for governments. At BearingPoint, domain and IT experts co-create to develop solutions that deliver
fundamental results.

Our mission is to help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries reach their full potential. BearingPoint Caribbean specializes in the digitalization of governments, and offers technology solutions that make public services better, faster, and smarter. The Public Services Suite was developed in close collaboration with the Dutch Tax Administration and is tailored to small-scale countries, including both Dutch best practices and the best practices gained in more than 30 years of serving governments in the Caribbean. With technology as a catalyst, we use our expertise and knowledge to transform small-scale countries and help them move forward.

IBIS Management Associates

IBIS Management Associates Inc. is a regional FinTech company with over 20 years of leadership in the Caribbean. We established in the year 2000 and headquartered in Curaçao of the Dutch Caribbean. IBIS Management Associates Inc. is a leading solutions provider and consulting firm specialized in the development and implementation of best practice Straight-Through-Processing (STP) payment systems, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Application development and others.

Over the past 20 years we have provided solutions and advisory services to more than 50+ Institutions throughout the Caribbean, Americas and Europe. These include Central Banks, Retail Banks, Commercial Banks, Trusts, Corporate Service Providers and government institutions as well as Global Corporations. We are a privately owned company; our founders are ex-bankers and system engineers, with many years of experience within the international payment-processing sector as well as banking operations. The company maintains a full-time staff consisting of
experienced banking consultants, software engineers and client support staff and business- and product development responsible for specialized practice areas.

We also provide support to organizations throughout the region such as orphanages, shelters, kid's hospital programs and training centres. IBIS Management created the Banks 4 Kids Charity Fund that makes annual donations to children’s wellbeing organizations throughout the Caribbean.

Youth Climate

YOUNGO is the Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC. It consists of youth-led organizations, groups, delegations, and individuals working in climate change-related fields. YOUNGO runs various Working Groups focused on specific aspects of climate change within the UNFCCC negotiations, while ensuring that perspectives of young and future generations are taken into account in the multilateral decision-making processes.

Omega Engineering

Ocean Water Assisted Cooling™ is a hyper efficient industrial scale cooling system design for island nations in the tropical region.

Typically, in small scale economics, high energy, and water cost lead to high cost of operation for any venture. Besides, a vast amount of hard needed foreign currency is expended on the import of fuel to provide for these utilities. About 60 to 70% of all the investments, that energy providers make in generation power and electrical distribution, is to run air conditioning systems. Efforts and investments are done in deploying wind and solar sources to the energy mix, which alleviates only the production of electric energy, but does nothing to the distribution problem. OWAC™ solves both problems in the energy chain.

Omega Engineering decided to take a fresh approach towards this typical island problem from within, and made a strategic choice to make the abundancy of ocean water the prime resource for efficient cooling. OWAC™ technology is portable to the whole tropical region. More interesting is the possibility of developing refrigerated greenhouses to reach self reliance with sustainable and economical production of food crops independent of weather conditions and with a minimum of water.

Renewable Energy Society of India (RESI)

The Renewable Energy Society of India (RESI) promotes awareness to enforce green energy procurement programs, offers realistic guidance and policy recommendations to speed up the rollout, and promotes the exchange of information and technologies to supply the growing nation's population with safe and reliable electricity.

RESI is a non-profit organization dealing with regulatory and policy concerns in the area of Renewable Energy ( RE) science, development, and related fields. As a center of information and creativity for excellency, an advocate for sustainability, a network core and a source of guidance, RESI plays a leading position in the transition of resources as well as the intellectual spirit of institutions/labs/researchers/academics, science students/industry groups and study/key person involved in the field of Renewable Energy and allied on critical areas like Grid Integration, Storage, Power System Planning, Hybrid Energy Technology, infrastructure, utilities and related thematic issues, including climate, environment, energy security, long term planning, and technology.

360° Innovation

Based on the beautiful island of Aruba, we are a multi disciplinary and international team of professionals who walk the talk when it comes to innovation and creating change for the better; to become more sustainable and resilient.

Each of us come from different backgrounds in both private and public sector and all have a deep passion for innovation as a catalyst to create a better person, a better company, a better government, a better society, all leading to a better world.

360° of innovation works on the intersection of social, technical and economic innovation in all sectors and fields of society.

We oversee worldwide developments, strategically translate them to local opportunities and challenges -especially for small economies like islands, cities and regions. In addition, we guide people and organizations through transformational processes and projects.

We all have a hands on mentality and are looking very much forward to connect with you to create the change you need!

Mana Pacific

Mana Pacific is a renewable energy project development benefit corporation that empowers Pacific nations and people through sustainable, resilient energy. "Mana" comes from the Hawaiian concept of "Ahupua'a." It's the life force that flows through all living things, and it's what inspires us to bring renewable energy to island nations in the Pacific. Mana Pacific employs transformational, disruptive, and regenerative business models and technology solutions that create opportunities for development at every segment of the economic spectrum.

We collaborate with leaders of island nations to:
- Bring resilient, sustainable, empowering energy solutions to communities throughout the Pacific
- Reduce Pacific island nations' dependence on fossil fuels
- Promote growth and inspire community transformation led by local leaders

Hawai‘i Green Growth

Hawai‘i Green Growth (HGG) is a United Nations Local2030 hub that brings together diverse stakeholders committed to economic, social and environmental priorities. Our work seeks to connect generations of indigenous knowledge and systems-thinking with modern science, technology, and policy to support scalable solutions that can be applied globally.

Pacific Islands Development Forum

Archipelagic and Island States Forum

Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) around the globe face common development challenges that inhibit their ability to live prosperously and grow sustainably. Many are facing existential threats that include climate change, natural disasters, marine pollution, marine plastic debris, unsustainable fisheries, and ocean sustainability, all of which seriously risk the survivability of these nations. As a result, failing to protect our oceans and address climate change will have catastrophic social and economic effects for people around the world.

Center for Facilitation of Investments

CFI is Haiti’s national investment promotion agency. It works to attract investments that contribute to the development of the country, diversify the economy, strengthen supply chains, and generate jobs. CFI actively supports investors during all stages of their investment decision- making process. Its dedicated, skilled and professional staff is available to deliver specialized services including:
- Facilitating potential investors visits to Haiti and arranging suitable meetings with government agencies and organizations that could support the investment process
- Facilitating identification of suitable sites or buildings for a proposed investment project
- Helping to ensure smooth entry and establishment of an investment project, including providing information and assistance with acquiring permits and licenses, as well as with the business registration processes
- Of ering aftercare services to established local and foreign investors to support a smooth business operating environment as well as reinvestment and development plans in Haiti
- Supporting investors seeking to benefit from Haiti’s fiscal incentives regime
- Advocate for public policies or reforms aiming to improve business climate and facilitate businesses in Haiti for priority sectors.

Friends of the British Overseas Territories

Friends of the British Overseas Territories is a charity that aims to support and promote the UK Overseas Territories, in the UK and around the world. By raising awareness of their fascinating cultures and unique environments, they hope to strengthen their long standing relationship with the UK and increase their prosperity

Regional Collaboration Centre - St. George's

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has signed a partnership agreement with the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) to establish a regional collaboration centre in Saint George, Grenada in an effort to assist in the development of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in the region.

Countries supported: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname

Solar Head of State

Solar Head of State (SHOS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes access to solar energy. Their model was inspired by a campaign initiated in 1979 by US president Jimmy Carter who had solar water heaters installed on the White House to conserve energy and set an example for the American public amidst an energy crisis. Since then, the NGO has focused its work on small island developing states (SIDS) with installations of solar panels on government buildings in Jamaica, Saint Lucia and the Maldives. SHOS is now working in partnership with the Organizational of Eastern Caribbean States and the Pacific Island Development Forum to install solar panels on government buildings across these organizations' combined 24 member states.

University of Magallanes

In 2007, the University of Magallanes fulfilled a dream longed for by the community of Porvenir, on the Chilean side of the island of Tierra del Fuego. Under the coordination of the Technological School of the University of Magallanes, about 60 students joined these three new technical course (University Technician in Tourism; Administration Technician; Higher Level Technician in Basic Education) becoming the pioneers of the permanent regional presence of the institution in Tierra del Fuego.

In addition, the University of Magallanes, through the University Center Porvenir, develops various outreach activities to the community such as participation in the Anniversary Week of Porvenir, training activities and projects with the business sector. As another proof of the boost to university activities in the Province of Tierra del Fuego, the University of Magallanes received a house in the town of Sombrero, which was handed over as a loan by the National Petroleum Company on April 18 in a ceremony that counted with the presence of executives of the company, university authorities and the commune.

Penghu County Government

The Penghu County Government (澎湖縣政府) is the local government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) that governs Penghu County, an archipelago of over 90 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait. It is one of 22 subdivisions within Taiwan, and one of the country's three smaller island counties. The government is located at Penghu County Hall in Magong City, the largest city on located on the largest island, which is also named Magong. The islands were formerly known as the Pescadores Islands and cover an area of 141 square kilometers

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