Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA)
Nassau, Bahamas | 26-30 January 2004 
 

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Highlights from Wednesday, 28 January

Photo:Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environment, Bahamas, and Ricardo Sanchez Sosa, Director, UNEP, Regional Office, Latin America and the Caribbean, during a Press Briefing and signing of a Global Environment Outlook Bahamas Memorandum of Understanding
 

 


On Wednesday morning, 28 January, delegates met in Plenary to hear statements by Ministers and Heads of Delegation, observer States and membets of Organizations. In the morning and afternoon, delegates engaged in panel discussions on building capacity for more effective application of science and technology in SIDS, and on strategies for overcoming risk, uncertainty and vulnerability in SIDS. Delegates then concluded with a wrap-up session on the panel discussions. The drafting group met throughout the day to continue its work on the draft Strategy for the Further Implementation of the BPOA.


 



 



Statements by Ministers and Heads of Delegations

 

 


 



Listen to the following speeches:
Faubert Gustave, Minister of Economy and Finance, Haiti
J. Alvin Christopher, Minister of Natural Resources and Labor, British Virgin Islands

Tuuu Taulealo, Head of Delegation and CEO of Environment, Samoa


 



Listen to the following speeches:

Jimmy Ovia, Papua New Guinea
Temmy Shmull, Minister of State, Palaua


Hazri Hassan, Head of Delegation, Singapore, Ann David-Antoine, Grenada, and Richard Ryan, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, speaking on behalf of the EU
 
 



Listen to the following speeches (not pictured):

Vinci Clodumar, Permanent Representative to the UN, Nauru
Rolph Payet, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Seychelles
Abdulaziz Al-Shamsi, Permanent Representative to the UN, United Arab Emirates

 



Listen to the following speeches:

Ridha Bouabid, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (in French)
Alvaro Umano, UNDP
Edwin Carrington, Secretary-General, CARICOM

 


 

 

 

Delegates from donor countries during the morning Plenary


 



Panel Discussion V: Towards Knowledge based societies: building capacity for more effective application of science and technology in SIDS

 


 



 


Panelists (in no particular order)): Kanayathu C. Koshy, University of the South Pacific (koshy_k@usd.ac.fj), Leonard Nurse, Ministry of Housing, Lands and the Environment, Barbados (meenr@sunbeach.net; permanent@meenr.gov.bb; www.environment.gov.bb), Al Binger (Moderator), Director, University of the West Indies Center for Environment and Development (albert.binger@uwimona.edu.jm), Eng Tiang Sing, Singapore Environment Institute, National Environment Agency, Singapore (eng_tiang_sing@nea.gov.sg ; www.nea.gov.sg/sei), Fabio Fajardo Moros, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, Cuba (fabio@ceniai.inf.cu), Kenrick R. Leslie, Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, University of Belize (k.leslie@sbcglobal.net), Tuuu Taulealo, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa (tuuu.ieti@yahoo.com), Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl, UNIDO (freudenschuss-reichl@un.org)


 



 



 



 



Panel Discussion VI: Building resilience: strategies for overcoming risk, uncertainty and vulnerability

 



 



 




Panel (left to right):
Bikenibela Paeniu, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Tuvalu (minfpi@tuvalu.tv), Lino Briguglio, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta (lino.briguglio@un.edu.int), Moderator Alvaro Umano, UNDP, Rafael Olaya, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (rafael.olaya@ifrc.org), and Albert Binger, Director, University of the West Indies Center for Environment and Development (albert.binger@uwimona.edu.jm)

 
 


Listen to the presentations:

Bikenibela Paeniu, Tuvalu
Lino Briguglio, Malta
Rafael Olaya, IFRCRCS
Russell Howorth, SPAGC
Al Binger, University of the West Indies

Photo: Russell Howorth, South Pacific Applied Geosciences Commission


 


The Institute@Small Island Developing States: Training for a Sustainable Future (Jointly organized by UNDP and the Smithsonian Institution)

 

The Institute@ ... was jointly organized through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and UNDP soon after the World Summit on Sustainable Development. The Institute@ ... is committed to translating sustainable development policies into practice. By providing practical, high quality training to participants of key UN and other international meetings and supporting course participants long-term through its website, The Institute@ ... raises the capacity of individuals and, ultimately, society to change things for the better. The first collaborative programme was held at CSD-11 (The Institute@CSD-11) and another, The Institute@World Summit on the Information Society, was held in December 2003.
For more information, visit www.undp.org/ohr/sids For information on how to teach or participate in a training course, become an institutional partner, or sponsor the work of The Institute@ ..., contact, Leonard Hirsch, Smithsonian Institution (lhirsch@si.edu), Alison Drayton, UNDP (alison.drayton@undp.org), or Varsha Redkar-Palepu (varsha.redkar@undp.org) (Alison Drayton and Varsha Redkar-Palepu are pictured on the right)

 

 



 


During this conference, The Institute@ SIDS is holding the following five seminars for conference participants: How to Build Effective Partnerships-Strategies and Techniques; Principles and Practices of Microfinance; How to Identify and Develop Entrepreneurial Skills; How to Build Capacity to the Meet the Millennium Development Goals; and How to Design a Project for Implementation.

 


 

Omar Rahaman, Business Development Advisor (left) during the seminar on how to identifying and develop entrepreneurial skills

Roberta Wendy Ouant, Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission, speaks on building confidence for people who are developing their own businesses

 


 


   


 

 

Seminar on Building Capacity to Meet the MDGs

Gary Wiseman, UNDP Pacific Capacity Development Adviser

 


 



 




Press Briefing and Signing of GEO Bahamas Memorandum

 

 

Caribbean Launch of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Latin America and the Caribbean 2003, and the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Bahamas for the Preparation of a GEO National Assessment of the Bahamas Above Photo: Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environment, Bahamas, and Ricardo Sanchez Sosa, Director, UNEP, Regional Office, Latin America and the Caribbean sign the MOU

For more information, contact: Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UNEP/ROLAC (Kakuku.nagatani@pnuma.org); or dewa;ac@pnuma.org www.pnuma.org/dewalac


Relevant Links

The Barbados Plan of Action

The SIDS+5 report

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of the 1994 Barbados meeting

The ENB summary of the SIDS+5 meeting

The 2002 GA resolution calling for the 10-year review

 



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