Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

1st Annual International Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States

2011 has only just begun yet it holds a lot of promise for networking, technology and academic events in the Caribbean. This year, the Association of Caribbean Small Island developing States (SIDS) in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is hosting a conference on sustainable development focused on the context of Small Island developing states in the Caribbean.

This conference is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing based on the unique perspectives of practitioners, academics, stakeholders involved in developing policies and practices to this effect in the region.

Papers for presentations will be accepted up until the 1st of February 2011.  Track themes for the conference are; Governance, Economics, Social Work, Tourism, Conservation, Zoning, Health care, Education, Technology and ICT, Integral Development of Curaçao.

To find out more, please visit the organization’s website at;

March 4th-7th, 2011

The conference will be held at the University of the Netherlands Antilles.
Jan Noorduynweg 111, Curacao.

Land and Land Tenure Conference, UWI Campus, St. Augustine Trinidad

This April 28th-29th, the University of the West Indies Department of Geomatics, Engineering and Land Management and the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting a land conference at Daaga Hall at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus. While the conference will explore many topics, it aims more specifically to examine the impact of land tenure on development in the Caribbean.

Noted objectives of the conference are;

  1. To facilitate a forum where stakeholders can dialogue on the impacts of land tenure on development goals
  2. To explore potential actions that will ensure that challenges are addressed
  3. To share best practices when dealing with tenure issues
Call for Presentations on sub-themes;
  • Land Acquisition
  • Land Titling
  • Land Development and Ownership
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Impact of natural hazard: flood and landslide
  • Legal and administrative  frameworks
  • Gender and poverty  Issues
  • Information technology
  • Property valuation and taxation
For more information regarding presentations and registration visit the conference website at; or navigate to our networking page to see and subscribe to our calendar of events.