The Small Islands Organisation (SMILO) is an NGO which assists small islands of less than 150 km² that wish to work towards managing their territory more sustainably.
We aim to curb impacts linked to human activities and development, whilst fostering innovations on islands that benefit the local population and their environment.
We focus on sustainable solutions in the fields of water & sanitation, waste, energy, biodiversity, landscape and heritage.
A FOUR-POINT STRATEGY
To structure and reinforce local governance; to support integrated local projects and a vision shared by local players
To enhance the management and protection of resources by developing concrete, innovative projects in the field
To strengthen local technical capacities in terms of project management and land use and development
To help islands to pool best practices and knowledge through SMILO’s international network of small islands
CONCRETE COMMITMENT AND BENEFITS ON A LOCAL LEVEL
Identification of the island’s margins for progress in terms of resource management
Recognition of the key-players’ commitment
Strengthening of local management capacities: lobbying, reporting, innovative financing
Raising public awareness
ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Capitalisation of sustainable territorial planning and practices that can be replicated in other territories
Concrete contribution to ecological transition and sustainable management of resources, in line with international conventions
Recognition of island territories
STRATEGIC AND THEMATIC ORIENTATIONS
The strategic orientations are SMILO’s principles and main recommendations to follow to sustainably manage an island’s resources and to protect its environment. They form together the framework for candidate islands to the certification process.
The thematic orientations define the fields in which the islands are evaluated. They also characterise the themes on which SMILO can provide expertise.
These objectives are summarised in the diagram below and are available via the following link: Strategic and thematic orientations.