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Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme: regional projects

Information on CME Programme regional projects to enable safe and sustainable marine economies across Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme aims to support the sustainable growth of Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Programme is now in its second year.

Project partners

The Programme is being delivered on behalf of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) by a partnership of world-leading UK government marine expertise:

Caribbean

Within the Caribbean region, CME Programme partners are working with a range of different stakeholder groups from regional to national bodies, NGOs and groups representing civil society.

Regional workshop: collaboration and resource-sharing

National experts from across the Caribbean attended a 3-day workshop held in Jamaica in January 2017.

Pacific

Within the Pacific region, CME Programme partners are working with a range of different stakeholder groups from regional to national bodies, NGOs and groups representing civil society. 6 out of the 9 Pacific states in scope are within the most economically vulnerable 25 worldwide, and 5 of these are also within the most environmentally vulnerable 25 states.

Regional workshop: collaboration and resource-sharing

National experts from across the Pacific attended a 3-day workshop in Fiji from November 2016.

Indian Ocean (Year 1 only)

In Year 1 of the CME Programme partners worked with a range of different stakeholder groups from regional to national bodies, NGOs and groups representing civil society in the Indian Ocean. All Year 1 SIDS from the Indian Ocean are no longer in scope, and so are not included in Year 2 of the Programme.

Regional workshop: collaboration and resource-sharing

National experts attended a 1-day workshop held in Mahé, Seychelles in December 2016.

Published 17 November 2016
Last updated 4 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for Year 2
  2. First published.