Sustainability has become the watchword of governments, businesses and research institutes. Sustainability requires collaboration between institutions and disciplines, it cannot be translated in technological terms alone. However, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) do have an important role to play in sustainable development in the 21 st century.
The vulnerability of small island states to environmental and economic shocks requires a multidisciplinary response towards sustainable development. In this perspective it is evident that our countries, societies and industry demand future innovators, educators, researchers and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges both today and tomorrow.
Sustainable Island Solutions through science, technology, engineering and mathematics will embody sustainability policies on an academic level, supporting resilience in small island states while also educating a workforce that has the skill and capacity to make these policies a reality.