Learning from the Sharp End of Small Island Developing States: Outcomes from the Samoa UN SIDS Conference and ongoing work in the Pacific

7 October 2014, 12.00 PM - 7 October 2014, 12.00 PM

Room 2.26, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA
Organised by  Centre for International and Comparative Studies (ICS)

Speaker: Terra Sprague, University of Bristol

Please note this event will run from 12:00 - 1:15.

This seminar will be followed by a sandwich lunch for new ELPD Students to welcome them to the ICS research centre.

All welcome. Tea and biscuits provided.

Contact: Marcia Shah (ms12420@bristol.ac.uk), Michael Crossley (M.Crossley@bristol.ac.uk)

Abstract: Terra Sprague, GSoE Research Fellow, will share highlights from ongoing collaborative research with Bristol University and research institutions in the Pacific to include, ‘Teachers and Teacher Education in the Pacific’ and ‘Environmental Resilience in Small Island States’.  Her talk will cover outcomes from the recent UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held this September in Samoa, which she attended in order to launch a new UN SIDS Partnership.  This formal UN-recognised Partnership is one outcome of the recent Cabot funded Small States Day Conference and Research Planning Workshop held at the Graduate School of Education in July 2014.  The presentation will introduce this Partnership and what it holds for future interdisciplinary research possibilities for the University of Bristol.

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