UNRISD Research Coordinator, Naren Prasad, will make a presentation on “Social Development and resilience” during a Seminar that will address strategies for accelerating the transition of small island developing states (SIDS) from vulnerability to resilience. The Seminar will take place on September 18, 2007 at the Headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C and will be held under the banner of the OAS’ Seminar Series on Sustainable Development in the Caribbean.
This seminar is jointly hosted by the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (Department of Sustainable Development) and the Commonwealth Secretariat (Economic Affairs Division).
The Seminar is set against the backdrop of a request from the Mauritius International Meeting
to Review the Implementation of The Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable
Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
, held in January 2005, for the
international community to continue supporting SIDS in their efforts at strengthening their
economic resilience in order to withstand the effects of adverse economic shocks.