In its capacity as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, will convene the ‘Wadadli Action Platform.’ The event aims to transform ambition and commitments for enhancing resilience in small island developing States (SIDS) into urgent and concrete actions.
“Wadadli,” meaning “our own,” signifies the leadership of SIDS in pioneering tailored and sustainable solutions, including through local and traditional knowledge. A sequel to the 2020 Placencia Ambition Forum, the Wadadli Action Platform is paving the way for future AOSIS Chairs to mobilize the global community in support of SIDS’ priorities.
The Wadadli Action Platform will focus on enhancing resilience through reducing vulnerability across the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in SIDS. The discussions will form the basis of the considerations for the Fourth International Conference on SIDS in 2024.
Expected outcomes include:
- enhanced visibility for challenges faced by SIDS in the era of COVID-19, climate change, and other global challenges;
- new or enhanced partnerships for strengthening long-term resilience in SIDS;
- concrete commitments to address the issues in access to development finance that SIDS continue to face; and
- identification of key priorities and elements to guide the development of the new framework for SIDS at the Fourth International Conference on SIDS.
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dates: 8-9 August 2022
location: Saint John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda