Project for the "Sustainable Small Islands Initiative - implementing an international approach for sustainable small island management and biodiversity protection"

This project’s goal is to support the development of SMILO during its pilot phase. Measures supported within this framework are intended to link and facilitate exchanges between local key-players on the 18 first small islands involved in the program. These measures allow technical, financial, institutional and management capacity reinforcement for water, energy, waste, biodiversity/ecosystems and landscapes within good governing structures. This program is based on providing educational tools and the presence of thematic experts on the sites aiming for a territorial certification approach (“SMILO/Sustainable Island label”). The creation of a fund dedicated to eligible small islands also allows to support priority investments/work highlighted in the territorial diagnosis. This project is co-driven by the Conservatoire du Littoral and SMILO.

With the support: of the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), the Rhône Mediterranean and Corsican Water Agency and the City of Marseille.



Project partners: national and local communities, NGOs and private stakeholders of the following territories: Ibo Island, Quirimbas Archipelago (Mozambique), Islands of the Emerald Sea (Madagascar), Bolama Island, Bijagos Archipelago (Guinea Bissau), Gorée Island (Senegal), Principe Island (Sao Tome & Principe), Santa Luzia Island (Cape Verde); Mediterranean (excluding France): Kerkennah Archipelago (Tunisia), Tavolara Island, Cavoli Island, Capraia Island, Palmaria Island (Italy), Sazani Island (Albania), Zlarin Island (Croatia).

Project budget: 7.708500 euros which includes € 1,650,000 from the FFEM (for the Conservatoire du Littorale and SMILO association).

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Sustainable Islands

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