Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Independence, Innovation, and Development Panel

Dear colleagues,

Our next event is titled “Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Independence, Innovation, and Development”. The Panel will take place on Friday, October 21st at 12:00-1:15 (ET).


Dr. Gillian Marcelle, Chief Executive Officer, Resilience Capital Ventures LLC.
Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally, Associate Professor, HEC Montreal.
Dr. Victor Gomez-Valenzuela, Professor at Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Moderator :

Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share several potential socio-economic and political challenges, such as having small markets and populations, remoteness, lack of physical resources, and vulnerability to natural disasters. This combination of factors also means that they may be more vulnerable to economic shocks than other economies. In addition, many SIDS have to deal with colonialism’s historical and structural constraints. Indeed, in some Caribbean countries, this year marks 60 years since they gained independence from colonial regimes, a significant period to assess the evolution of innovation and development policies. In this panel, we will explore how innovation and development have occurred in the context of SIDS and strategies for improvement going forward.

Register in advance for this event:

Looking forward to see you at the event.

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