Déclaration des Directeurs de l’Innovation

Déclaration des Directeurs de l’Innovation

Déclaration

La conférence internationale de l’innovation, organisée par OCTA Innovation, s’est déroulée à Ponta Delgada aux Açores du 11 au 14 avril 2017. Elle a rassemblé des représentants de Pays et Territoires d’Outre-mer (PTOM) de l’Union européenne, le gouvernement açorien, la Commission européenne et des experts en innovation, afin d’étudier la manière dont l’innovation favorise le développement durable dans les petites îles ainsi que de mettre en place une certaine coopération et de créer un terrain propice à de futures initiatives.

Les piliers et valeurs à la base d’une société ont été examinés, tout comme les capacités et les besoins de toutes les parties prenantes pour les étayer. La mise en œuvre de divers types et niveaux d’innovation a été envisagée. La vision d’une société prospère et inclusive sur le plan économique doit reposer sur l’innovation et une collaboration totale entre les acteurs publics et privés. L’innovation doit soutenir toutes les parties prenantes dans la société, tant dans le domaine économique que social. De plus, son rôle s’avère essentiel pour lutter contre les problèmes liés à la raréfaction des ressources naturelles, au changement climatique et au développement durable. Les gouvernements doivent garantir de bonnes conditions pour promouvoir l’innovation. Les responsables de l’innovation des Pays et Territoires d’Outre-mer de l’Union européenne, membres actifs d’OCTA Innovation réunis aux Açores, s’engagent à entretenir ces dynamiques.

Les gouvernements doivent prendre les devants en ce qui concerne l’innovation systémique dans tous les secteurs, en encourageant la création de partenariats entre des entités publiques et privées, ainsi qu’en promouvant le partage des connaissances et le renforcement des capacités. L’objectif est de mettre en place plusieurs centres d’excellence régionaux thématiques dans les PTOM, en particulier pour les secteurs où certains PTOM ouvrent déjà la voie, et d’assurer un partage de l’expertise entre les PTOM et avec les différentes régions.

Directeurs de l’Innovation: Anguilla, Bren Romney; Aruba, Bianca Peters; Bonaire, Dianne Boelmans; Curaçao, Fiona Curie; Groenland, Lars Balslev;  Iles Cayman, Jamaal Anderson; Iles Malouines, Michael Betts; Iles Turques et Caiques, Alexa Cooper-Grant; Iles Vierges Britanniques, Lizette George; Montserrat, Angela Estwick; Nouvelle Calédonie, Jean-Michel Le Saux; Polynésie française, Bran Quinquis; Pitcairn, Leslie Jaques; Saba, Menno Van der Velde; St. Barthélemy, Pascal Peuchot; St. Hélène, Niall O’Keeffe; St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, Olivier Gaston; St. Eustatius, Roy Hooker; St. Maarten, Jude Houston;  Wallis et Futuna, Carole Manry.

Chef de projet d’OCTA Innovation, Milan Jezic von Gesseneck: innovation@octa-innovation.eu

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Overseas Territories and UK ministerial meeting in Turks and Caicos

Overseas Territories and UK ministerial meeting in Turks and Caicos

The two-day (July 20/21) Pre -Joint Ministerial Conference (Pre-JMC) will be a precursor to the Joint Ministerial Council that will be held in London 31 October – 4th November 2016 and hosted by the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO).
The islands premier Dr. Rufus Ewing who will chair several of the roundtable discussions said “While the JMC is the highest political forum between the UK Government and elected leaders and representatives, this forum allows us to first meet and outline a clear strategy to address the challenges OTs face prior to the JMC.
”Following the vote of the UK referendum to leave the European Union (EU) the first session will explore the implication of the result on the OTs and their relationship with the EU.
”I have been attending these meetings for four (4) years now, and I am delighted to welcome all the attendees to our beautiful paradise, while we discuss such pertinent issues, the release read.”
Attending the meetings will be the Premier of British Virgin Islands, Dr. Orlando Smith OBE, Premier of Cayman Islands, Hon. Alden McLaughlin MBE, Premier of Bermuda Hon. Michael Dunkley JP, Premier of Monserrat Hon. Donaldson Romeo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar Hon. Fabian Picardo.
Representing, the Government of Anguilla Hon Evans McNeill Rogers – Minister of Social Development and representing the Government of the Falkland Islands Hon Roger Edwards MLA. The Secretary General of CARICOM, Irwin Larocque, will also travel to the Islands to meet with the Leaders of the Caribbean OTs.
Host Dr. Rufus Ewing is vice chair of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), post to which he was elected during a meeting in Brussels. The body was established to improve policy dialogue, strategic partnership and sustainable development in the overseas countries and territories.

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Anguilla: Local agriculture expanding with Sensational Flavours

On Saturday 2 April, members from a wide cross-section of the Anguillian community flocked to Mount Fortune to celebrated with Salih Abdur Raheem on the launching of his new agricultural ground and marketplace: Sensational Flavours.

The project which had been in the works for over a decade is described as a new and unique business which provides a variety of fresh organic produce as well as caters for any event. The farmers-market like launching featured a number of booths stocked with a variety of fresh produce ready for sale as well as jams from ‘Anguilla’s Jammin’. “Sensational Flavours is the place where you can get fresh organic fruits and vegetables as well as local drinks, including a special avocado blend,” the team highlighted.

Raheem ended the launch event by leaving a few words of encouragement for aspiring entrepreneurs: “An entrepreneur is neither a fulltime job nor a part time job – it is a lifestyle. Build your own dreams.”

Discover the full article here.

And visit the Facebook page of Sensational Flavours

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OCTA: Joining EU Biodiversity Network

OCTA: Joining EU Biodiversity Network

The OCT Association announces engagement with the Biodiversa Advisory Board. Biodiversa is an EU-funded network supporting pan-European Research for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Biodiversity aiming at improving ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services in a global change context. The Advisory Board will work on strategic aspects of BiodivERsA’s activities, in particular contributing to the preparation of the common roadmap of the network. It will also advise on research priorities, as well as the evaluation of major deliverables such as the “Stakeholder Engagement Handbook,” or the series of BiodivERsA policy briefs.

In addition, OCTA informs that OCTs would be able to benefit directly from this project through a dedicated overseas Work Package (coordinated by the Guadeloupe Region) that is mainly comprised of public and private entities from the Outermost Regions and OCTs.

More information http://www.biodiversa.org

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Atelier régional de l’innovation à Sint Maarten , 5-7 Octobre

Atelier régional de l’innovation à Sint Maarten , 5-7 Octobre

Atelier régional des Caraïbes aura lieu 5-7 Octobre 2015 au Sint Maarten. L’objectif principal de l’activité est d’améliorer PTOM et OCTA ses capacités et d’assurer un meilleur échange d’expérience et d’expertise dans l’innovation en rassemblant les GI et d’autres parties prenantes à des ateliers régionaux et une conférence de projet, ce qui contribuerait à faciliter le développement, l’accès et la mise à jour d’un réseau d’innovation efficace.

Atelier Sint Maarten sera assisté par les gestionnaires et les parties prenantes de l’innovation à partir de 15 PTOM (Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, Îles Vierges britanniques, les îles Caïmans, Curaçao, îles Falkland, du Groenland, de Montserrat, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Hélène, Ascension, Tristan da Îles Cunha, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten et îles Turques et Caïques), et les intervenants régionaux à partir de Trinidad, la Barbade, la Guyane, ainsi que de l’Union européenne.

L’accent devrait être fait sur la entrepreneuriat, en particulier sur les micro et petites entreprises actives dans l’économie bleu et vert; sur la protection de la biodiversité et sur la création de l’ensemble des mesures politiques pour soutenir la croissance économique tirée par la connaissance et l’innovation dans les PTOM.

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Anguilla – open wi-fi during Summer Festival

Anguilla – open wi-fi during Summer Festival

(Anguilla) – Vacationers planning to attend Anguilla’s Summer Festival from July 30 – August 9 now have one more reason to celebrate. Thanks to a new agreement between National Commercial Data Services (NCDS) Anguilla and regional telecommunications provider Digicel, Summer Festival revelers will benefit from complimentary wireless internet access. This inaugural service provides coverage in the heavily trafficked areas between the Landsome Bowl Cultural Center and The Valley Food Court now through to August 15, 2015.

“We are elated by this announcement as the provision of this wireless service will allow both visitors and residents alike to share audio, video and photographs of all the fun-filled Summer Festival activities with their family and friends. By extension, that allows us to showcase an important aspect of Anguilla’s culture and heritage to the rest of the world using preferred social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Vimeo,” said Anguilla’s Director of Tourism Candis Niles.

A 10 day culture- and heritage-based celebration, the annual Anguilla Summer Festival is a carnival-styled event with non-stop action that features exciting boat racing competitions by day and traditional carnival activities by night. The highlight of the week is the Caribbean’s biggest beach party on August Monday to commemorate Emancipation Day. It features J’ouvert Morning street dancing, boat racing and main stage music performances against the backdrop of one of Anguilla’s gorgeous beaches, Sandy Ground.

This is the 75th year that boat racing has been officially recognized as an organized event and national sport in Anguilla. To commemorate this Diamond Jubilee celebration, 18 boatraces were coordinated throughout the year and the “Champion of Champions” race is scheduled to be held on August 9.

Free and ongoing wireless service also is available at the Clayton J Lloyd International Airport and at Blowing Point ferry terminal through another telecommunications provider, LIME.

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Joint Statement By UK Overseas Territories Leaders

Joint Statement By UK Overseas Territories Leaders

BVI, 27 July 2015 – Hamilton, Bermuda – July 24: We, the elected Leaders and or Representatives of the Overseas Territories, met on 23rd – 24th July 2015, to discuss issues of mutual interest and the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC), with UK Ministers to be held in December 2015 in London.
The purpose of the Joint Ministerial Council is to implement the principles espoused in the 2012 White Paper on Security, Success and Sustainability and to agree at the ministerial level on collective issues between Overseas Territories Governments and the UK Government.
At the Leaders’ meeting held this week in the Bermuda, we discussed measures to secure our long-term economic futures:

Economic Diversification and Development – To build sustainable economies as stable banking sectors that are more resilient and capitalize on changing global trends. To seek innovative solutions, in partnership with the UK, to develop robust and effective infrastructure across all of the Overseas Territories.

Building Communities and Strengthening Families – To develop innovative health care and social services in the territories, including mental health services and the creation Overseas Territories Sports council.

Good Governance & International Affairs – To continue to uphold the principles of Good Governance in the administration of our respective territories and recognize the right of all people of the Overseas Territories to self-determination. To reiterate the UK’s constitutional responsibility for defending Overseas Territories in international forums amongst key stakeholders where the Territories have committed to meeting international standards.

Global Standards of Financial Regulation Accountability and Transparency – We continuing the fight against financial crime and continue to be responsible international financial centres that facilitate global trade and investment in line with the emerging global consensus.

Environmental Sustainability – As vulnerable small territories whose economies are dependent on environmental sustainability, and at greatest risk of climate change, we will continue our long history of caring for and nurturing our environments.

We reaffirm our commitment and respect for the principles outlined in our Constitutions and will uphold our obligations to our electorate and the people we serve.

Overseas Territories Present:
Anguilla
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Montserrat
Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approves US$100 million for Caribbean energy facility

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said it will support a proposal by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to establish a multi-donor energy facility for Caribbean sustainability.

The prime minister made the announcement on Monday night at a political meeting of her United National Congress (UNC) party.

She said the bank has agreed to provide US$100 million to co-finance projects in the energy sector over the next six years.

“This will enable promotion of energy diversification, energy efficiency and a reliable supply of alternative fuels at a reduced cost in the Caribbean. It is very exciting because it will bring stability, security and sustainability to our region,” Persad-Bissessar said.

She added that it would help Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.

“Recently CARICOM declared its unequivocal support for the initiative. So you see with my government, Trinidad and Tobago is leading and energising the region,” she said.

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