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.
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