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The 13th ‘Islands of the World’ ISISA Conference concluded in Magong City, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, on Saturday 27 September with the ISISA General Meeting. There were various important outcomes that all associated with ISISA will want to know. These include the new ISISA Executive (2014-2018):

Office Bearers:
President: Godfrey Baldacchino
Vice President: Beate Ratter
Secretary: Graeme Robertson
Treasurer: Stephen A. Royle
Communications Officer: Clyde Sakamoto

Other (Ordinary) Members:
Laurie Brinklow
Marina Karides
Dana Lewis-Ambrose
Elaine Stratford

The other big news is that ISISA is going to a yearly schedule, at least for a few years. This is a departure from past years as a look at the history of ISISA in the Charter shows.

The University of the Aegean in Lesvos (Lesbos to most non-Greeks) is to host the 2016 conference, whilst Kangaroo Island, South Australia, is up for July...










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October

Islands of the World IX

ISISA

Islands of the World IX
Sustainable Islands ~ Sustainable Strategies

Concurrent Session Schedule
(as of 28 July 2006)

 

NOTES
1) * indicates papers in Conference Proceedings – this file is 20MB
2) Abstracts for all presentations will be in the conference program

Monday, 31 July
Concurrent Session A

A-1
KaLama 103
Po`okela (Economy) & Ho`ohanohano (Social Equity & Culture)
Maggie Welker, Convener
1:30-2:50 – Panel ~ Community Visioning
Chellapermal, Pynee A. ~ Community Visioning: A strategy for Sustainable Island Living? The case of the Indian Ocean Islands with especial reference to Mauritius*
Crivello, Stacy ~ Moloka`i’s Visioning Process*
Holm, Tiare ~ Community...












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UNEP in collaboration with the University of Geneva and the National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme, is opening a new Massive On-line Open Course (MOOC) on “Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States”.
This on-line course is free and open to everybody. No specific requirements are needed. It starts on 26 January 2015.
This 5-week course (about 4 hours per week) provides a thorough introduction to the issues surrounding climate change adaptation using a case-study approach.

International experts from academia, international and non-governmental organizations will help you answer questions such as “Why is adaptation to climate change necessary? Why are small islands particularly vulnerable to climate change? How can we analyse climate risks? How can adaptation contribute to sustainable development goals? How can Ecosystems Based Approaches be used? ”

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October

Islands of the World X

ISISA

Islands of the World X
Globalizing Islands; Sustainable Culture, Peace, Resources and Sustainability
Jeju Island, South Korea
25 – 29 August 2008

Scholars, experts, and activists who study issues and problems concerning small islands will make presentations, lead discussions, and interact with international colleagues. The general theme of the
World X is °Globalizing Islands; Sustainable Culture, Peace, and Resources’.

The Jeju Island venue is Seogwipo KAL Hotel convention halls, surrounded by breathtaking sceneries of Mt. Halla (South Korea’s highest peak at 1,950 m), the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches, subtropical plants, and surrounding islets.

There will be an emphasis on the interconnected topics of °Moon Wha’ (culture), ‘Pyung...





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