Supporting Action in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in the Ocean Decade
24 NOVEMBER 2021
The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (‘the Ocean Decade’) has a strong focus on ensuring that Decade Actions engage and benefit stakeholders across geographies, genders and generations. Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs), including Africa, are considered privileged partners of the Ocean Decade. They play a key role in the sustainable management of ocean and coastal resources owing to their central relationship with the ocean at all levels. The results of the first Call for Decade Actions No. 01/2020 revealed that while several endorsed Decade Actions are taking place in SIDS, LDCs and LLDCs, few are led by institutions from these countries.
Following up on the outcomes of the previous webinar ‘Fostering innovative ocean science partnerships for SIDS’ that took place in December 2020 as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series, this online exchange will provide guidance on the approach, steps and resources required for co-designing a Decade Programme. It will serve as a platform for SIDS, LDCs and LLDCs to share experiences on partnership-based approaches to ocean science for sustainable development. The aim is to provide guidance for submissions to the Second Call for Decade Actions (No. 2/0201), and to identify the key challenges and opportunities for promoting lead applicants by SIDS, LDCs and LLDCs partners in future Calls.