The Resilience Imperative: Charting a Caribbean Development Pathway in the Face of Uncertainty


Small island states share several commonalities as small open island economies, including – often - a narrow natural resource base and a narrow production base with heavy dependence on the services sector, especially tourism. The catastrophic impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the troubling scenarios projected by scientists on the effects of climate variability, as well as other potential hazards in the seismically active Caribbean region, have led to the development of the Pathway to Resilience for the Caribbean (emerging from the Regional Platform 2018 in Cartagena and presented to the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in July 2018).

This side event will share the Caribbean Pathway to Resilience conceptual framework and provide a forum for SIDS and partners to explore the most appropriate pathways and key components required for safer, more resilient and sustainable small island states.

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