The COE actively seeks collaborations to promote ways for islands to become more sustainable. “It would probably be assumed that it would be easy to collect data in SIDS with very few people, relatively small governments and the scale of any programmes or projects. Regardless of these factors, limited human resources and lack of tools have meant people do not have time for data collection and then supplying it for various international frameworks.
To address this challenge, the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub – Seychelles, a youth-led NGO promoting and advancing sustainable development through youth-led projects, recently launched the Climate Accountability Advocates whereby a pool of young people responsible for tracking whether the Seychelles is fulfilling the climate pledges (nationally determined contributions) it made at Paris in 2015 and four other sustainable development goals (SDGs): SDG 7 (clean energy), 13 (climate action), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). Through this initiative, it seeks to add human-power to what could be a one-person office.”
Read COE GUEST BLOGGERS Angelique Pouponneau & Rohit Pothukuchion on Youth -led SDG monitoring