Support of the small island developing States network

  • Executing agency: UN/DESA Division for Sustainable Development
  • Start date: 1 January 2002
  • End date: 31 December 2003
  • Total budget: USD 909,089

The Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSNet) was established to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with information technology. The project will serve to highlight the use of information technology in integrated ecosystem management and in sustainable development endeavors of relevance to the Rio conventions. The objectives will be to strengthen SIDSNet by improving the collection, organization and dissemination of information on good practices to address biodiversity conservation, climate change responses and international water management issues among Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Member States, and to foster inter-SIDS sharing of experiences on the use of information technology as a sustainable development tool in the context of ecosystem management.

As a project using information technologies to strengthen capacities of SIDS in integrated ecosystem management, climate change prevention and mitigation, protection of international waters and conservation of globally significant biodiversity, the project will support a number of ongoing and pipeline UNDP-GEF projects and programmes in the Caribbean, South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Through linkages between these global issues and UNDP focus areas such as information and communications technology, energy and environment, governance, and poverty reduction, the project also supports UNDP CCF’s in the participating SIDS.