Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

 “We are charting a path for future generations, stressing the importance of conservation throughout the region.” ~ Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada.

Protecting our natural resources is one of the biggest opportunities of our lifetime, and nowhere is it more evident than in the Caribbean.” ~ Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group.

On 17 May 2013, nine Caribbean governments, fifteen corporations and about 30 partner organizations (e.g. multilateral institutions, development cooperation agencies, NGOs and private foundations), met on Necker Island the home of Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, in the British Virgin Islands and made a series of bold commitments to preserve and protect the region’s marine and coastal environment. This Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders, hosted by Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, and Sir Richard Branson, officially launched the second phase of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (2013-2018). 

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Seychelles Blue Economy
Seychelles Blue Economy
Seychelles Blue Economy Vision Launched in 2014 to promote ocean based sustainab...
Island Resilience Initiative
Island Resilience Initiative
Island Resilience Initiative Against the backdrop of the “big four” internationa...
Palau National Marine Sanctuary
Palau National Marine Sanctuary
Palau National Marine Sanctuary  On October 28, 2015 the President of Palau...
BEST Challenge
BEST Challenge
BEST initiative as the first interregional GLISPA challenge "BEST has helped to...
Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage
Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage
In May 2014, the traditional Polynesian Voyaging canoes, Hōkūle‘a and her sister...
Aloha+ Challenge
Aloha+ Challenge
"The Aloha+ Challenge is Hawai'i's commitment to Mālama Honua—to care for Island...
Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)
Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)
 “We are charting a path for future generations, stressing the importance o...
Micronesia Challenge
Micronesia Challenge
“Above all, the peoples of Micronesia share a common understanding that we are...
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)
"When you live on an island, climate change is a reality that you wake to face e...
Phoenix Island Protected Area
Phoenix Island Protected Area
Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) was declared by the Government of Kiribati...