2019 Annual Global Multi-stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue

2019 annual Global Multi-stakeholder SIDS Partnership Dialogue “Fostering effective partnerships for addressing gaps and priority areas of the SAMOA Pathway”

10 July 2019, 15:00-18:00, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1

Charles Nouhan, Chairman of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, introduced the Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology at the SIDS Partnership Showcase Session during this event. The text of that statement can be found here.

This session included rapid-fire presentations by representatives of multistakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments (at local, national, regional and global levels) aimed at driving implementation of SIDS Partnerships. It showed what is happening and what works in terms of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

The overarching goal of the Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology is to identify the correct stakeholders, mechanisms, and funding sources required to develop and deploy an ocean wave energy conversion system based on a technical breakthrough that makes it capable of delivering zero-emissions, utility level, electrical power generation to small island developing states and coastal communities, supporting resilient societies and economies that can adapt to climate change.

First presented to the international community at a side event during the 4th annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, the partnership will soon be registered on the Small Island Developing States Action Platform as a SIDS-specific multi-stakeholder partnership for sustainable development.

The SIDS Partnership Dialogue is part of the SIDS Partnership Framework, launched in 2016, as a follow-up to the SAMOA Pathway. It is intended to launch new partnerships and follow-up on existing partnerships through the sharing of best practices, challenges, and successes.” For more information, please see here. This year’s dialogue is chaired by H.E. Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations and H.E. Ms. Lois Michele Young, Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations (Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee on Small Island Developing States Partnerships).

Provisional programme