Invitation to 1st Summer School on ‘Small Island Natural Resource Development’ – 17 to 21 August, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Caribbean-Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) is organising the 1st Summer School devoted to ‘Small Island Natural Resource Development’. The theme of the module for this inaugural summer school programme is ‘Sustainable Coastal Management’ and will take place from 17 to 21 August 2015 at St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. This module ‘Sustainable Coastal management’ will be presented by experts from the well-known UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (International Partner of Cap-Net UNDP) in cooperation with NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences.

summer school 2CNSI contributes to the advancement of regional sustainable development by bringing together local and regional civil servants and representatives from NGOs and sector organisations from Caribbean islands and other interested parties, thus providing a platform for sharing knowledge and regional experiences and solutions through the organisation of summer schools. Courses are taught in English and require a Bachelor’s knowledge level or equivalent background. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after successful completion of the course. A fieldtrip, including a land use mapping exercise and interviews with local stakeholders will be part of the course. International participation are encouraged and expected from a wide range of (Lesser Antillean) Caribbean islands, preferably including government and NGO representatives involved in coastal management in each of the Dutch Caribbean islands (Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius). For more information please visit the official website.