World Island Networks 2020
ONLINE MEETING - WORLD ISLAND NETWORKS
SMILO has been identifying island networks and organisations around the globe that help protect the environment or cultural heritage of islands. This mapping work enables us to analyse their roles, actions, scope and difficulties, and also to pinpoint opportunities for the different players to cooperate.This initiative aims to start answering the need to know who does what and where, in order to identify geographical or thematical gaps of such organisms, to encourage new partnerships, ultimately offering better answers to islands’ needs.
The mapping is currently work in progress. To date, 98 networks and organisations have been identified (last updated on July 21, 2021). Discover the Intermediary Report here. This document is a first draft representing the results of the first months of work, and is intended to be completed in the coming months. The aim will be to present a final report by the end of 2021. The project is supported by GLISPA, Conservatoire du littoral, Advanced Conservation Strategies, Precovery Labs, The Ocean Foundation, Green Cross France and Territories, PIM Initiative, and ICO Solutions.
To be referenced in the mapping, a network or organisation must meet the following criteria:
works on more than one island in the country: this includes organisations that work on several islands within one region of a country
currently active: it can be public or private; it may or may not have an official status (public institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic or research institutions, etc.)
designed to last over time: this excludes programmes with a given, limited lifespan
helps protect island environments or heritage
- Different from a financial backer: a separate study on organisations that fund projects on islands is needed
If you would like to be included in this initiative, and you are not yet listed, you can fill in the following form
until September 5, 2021: https://forms.gle/Ki7HDFRiLyCAAgFz8
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email If you have any questions about the initiative, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We organised the first two virtual meetings on November 19 and December 1, 2020. The focus on different regions of the world brought together 335 participants of 68 different nationalities, who were able to discover the presentations of our 18 panellists. From representatives of public authorities, to donors, academics and civil society organisations, they all highlighted the important role of island networks and organisations for the protection of the natural and cultural heritage of islands.
World Island Networks – 1st Session – November 19, 2020
World Island Networks – 2nd SESSION – December 1, 2020
These events were organised in partnership with the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA), sponsored by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and supported by the Conservatoire du littoral, Green Cross France et Territoires, Island Conservation, PIM Initiative for the Small Islands of the Mediterranean, Precovery Labs. They took place within the framework of ICO Solutions.
Next meeting will be on September 9, 2021 in parallel with the IUCN Congress. More information soon!
These events were sponsored by: