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Technical Cooperation Package for Small Island Developing States
Description/achievement of initiative

Singapore is committed to assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their capacity building efforts. As a small island state, Singapore understands the vulnerabilities and recognises the unique challenges faced by fellow SIDS. We have been sharing our development experience through the Singapore Cooperation Programme since its inception in 1992. Over the years, we have trained more than 8,800 SIDS government officials in diverse areas such as sustainable development and climate change, public governance and economic development. At the Third International Conference on SIDS in Samoa from 1-4 September 2014, Singapore announced this special three-year technical cooperation package for SIDS.

Implementation methodologies

This initiative will be achieved through our technical assistance programmes under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP). In addition to priority placing for SIDS officials in standard SCP training courses, the package will provide up to three customised courses for senior SIDS officials in relevant areas such as disaster management and non-traditional security, as well as fellowships in civil aviation (up to 150 awards) and maritime (up to 30 awards) courses in Singapore.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Capacity building through participation in training courses and fellowships.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The technical cooperation package for SIDS will fall under the Singapore Cooperation Programme that is administered by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Progress reports
Goal 17
17.9 - Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
To strengthen the capacity of fellow SIDS through human resource development programmes
To strengthen the capacity of fellow SIDS through human resource development programmes
Staff / Technical expertise
Selected Singapore agencies will provide the technical expertise to conduct the training courses under this technical cooperation package. The SCP will sponsor the course fee (if applicable) and local hospitality costs (accommodation, per diem, basic hosp

Basic information
Time-frame: September 2014 - September 2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
Contact information
Mindy Low, Technical Cooperation Officer, mindy_low@mfa.gov.sg
United Nations