Day Conference - Living at the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in Small Island States

17 July 2014, 9.00 AM - 17 July 2014, 9.00 AM

Day conference bringing together participants from small states in the Caribbean, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean along with researchers from across the University of Bristol and wider UK. We will be learning from small states living at the sharp end and exploring implications for sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development. Registration required.

An International Conference and Research Planning Workshop

Organised by  Centre for International and Comparative Studies (ICS) and its Education in Small States Research Group in association with the Cabot Institute and Sazani Associates.

This two day multidisciplinary event coincides with the International Year of Small Island Developing States.  This event will bring participants from small states in the Caribbean, The South Pacific and the Indian Ocean together with researchers from across the University of Bristol and the wider UK. It aims to widen the international discourse on living with environmental uncertainty to include voices from those living in small island states and learn from their experiences of living at the 'sharp end'. We will be learning from small states and exploring implications for sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development.

Registration to the full Day Conference is now closed.  You are welcome to attend the morning sessions from 9:30 - 13:00 and/or the afternoon closing plenary from 16:00 - 17:15 without registering.  To attend these open sessions without registration, please come directly to the Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre.  Catering throughout the day will be provided for those who have previously fully registered.

17 July Day Conference

Conference Programme Now Available! (PDF, 1,961kB)

This day conference brings together researchers and practitioners working on the topic of environmental uncertainty in small island states.  Activities will include panel discussions, round table presentations and workshops:

  • Keynote address by Dame Pearlette Louisy, Head of State and Governor General of Saint Lucia
  • Contributions from The University of the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean Commission ISLANDS project, Teachers from Zanzibar and Wales, International Agencies and Interdisciplinary Researchers
  • Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the GSoE Education in Small States Research Group

 

Wodehouse Lecture Theatre (TLT), Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA.

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

9:30 - 5:00

Registration from 9:00, Graduate School of Education Foyer

Getting here & precinct map

 

18 July Research Workshop

An invitation-only research planning workshop with stakeholders across the three regions.  This workshop will explore possible areas of research collaboration concerning issues of environmental uncertainty and sustainable development in small island states.

 

Accommodation: Participants may wish to stay at the Premier Inn, Bristol City Centre, Haymarket. Participants must make their own reservations and cover their own costs.

 

Contact: EducationSmallStates@gmail.com

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