University Consortium of Small Island States

Starting 2021, the IPL is propose to serve as the global Secretariat of the UN Universities Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS).  The mission of the UCSIS is to enhance graduate educational institutions in small island states by facilitating research and development of the capacity needed to implement the SAMOA Pathway, the UN Sustainable Development Goals among other multilateral agreements.  

The consortium represents several partner institutions with interests in building national research and training capacities to address island-related challenges.  Partners include:  University of Mauritius, University of West Indies, University of Malta, University of South Pacific and University of Virgin Islands.  

For further information about the UCSIS, contact Dr Kalim Shah, UCSIS Coordinator on kalshah@udel.edu

Our Mission • The Island Policy Lab aims to finding solutions to the unique challenges faced by island nations.  We conduct research and run educational programs on islands sustainable development.

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Contact • Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA · Email: islandpolicylab@udel.edu