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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Sint Maarten delegation visits Statia to purchase cattle

Sint Maarten delegation visits Statia to purchase cattle

 

Statia has  a surplus of cattle. Loose cattle, which Statia has hundreds of it,  causes many economical and ecological damage. They also pose a safety hazard and impede the development of agriculture and horticulture. On the French part of the neighboring island of St. Maarten there is a shortage of cattle. Recently a slaughterhouse opened that because of the low supply of cattle is not cost effective.

On August 17th the Economic  Affairs Unit at the Dutch Caribbean organized a trade mission which was attended by a delegation from French St. Martin. Agreements have been made about the transfer of cattle, the conditions that are needed for that and a broader cooperation in the field of veterinary issues and cattle breeding. Statia wants an identification and registration system meeting EU standards. St. Martin already has experience with this been since 1993  and wants to offer a helping hand.

Ronald Vermeeren

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QualityCoast Awards for Statia and Bonaire

QualityCoast Awards for Statia and Bonaire

 

During his visit, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Mr. Henk Kamp presented Quality Coast Awards to the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire and Statia in recognition of their efforts towards sustainable tourism policy and quality.

On the 30th of August, Minister Kamp presented a Bronze QualityCoast flag and certificate to Statia’ Island Commissioner Derrick Simmons and Chairperson of the Green Destinations Committee Maya Leon-Pandt. This Bronze Award supports and recognizes the way Satia has developed its tourism, with a special focus on protecting the marine environment and terrestrial ecology, according to the Quality Coast Jury.  Three National Park areas protect the high biodiversity and unique tropical marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Furthermore, the jury praised the island’s cultural-historical conservation efforts, which have provided Statia with a very strong and attractive ‘sense of place’. And the new solar power plant provides already more than 25% of the island’s electricity needs.

Subsequently, on his visit to the island of Bonaire, Minister Kamp presented a Silver Quality Coast flag and certificate to the Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB), Mr. Maurice Adriaens. The Silver award is, among others, a recognition of Bonaire’s decades of (marine) nature conservation policy and practice which have provided the island with an outstanding and internationally recognised quality dive tourism product. In addition, the QualityCoast Jury lauded the island’s initiatives to move towards a greener economy with wind power already delivering 40% of the island’s energy needs; but also the several efforts to protect, conserve and celebrate the island’s culture, history and heritage. The Silver QualityCoast award is a considerable step up from Bonaire’s Qualit Coast BasiQ award obtained in 2014.

Basis for both islands’ QualityCoast awards were the Green Destinations assessments carried out in July and August of this year in the frame of the so-called Green Deal for Sustainable Tourism – a public-private partnership of stakeholders in the Dutch tourism industry. This Green Deal aims to support destinations worldwide in becoming more sustainable and inform consumers about the quality and sustainability of their holiday destinations.

 

Ronald Vermeeren

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Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition

Statia Sustainable Conference and Exhibition

Every year, in September the St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation celebrates Tourism Week. This year 2015 the staff decided to raise the awareness of sustainability.

A conference was organised with a great variety of speakers and presenters both locally and from abroad. The presentations, to be downloaded from the website of Statia Tourism Foundation, gives an overview of the opportunities to a greener Statia.

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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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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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Travelmole highlights “sustainable tourism delights” in the Caribbean

Travelmole highlights “sustainable tourism delights” in the Caribbean

Statia from the seaAs the 2012 Sustainable Tourism Awards approach (nominations close Janauary 31), TravelMole is highlighting a variety of sustainable tourism best practice cases from around the Caribbean. Here’s the list:

A fishing community [Bluefields Bay] on Jamaica’s South Coast taking action to regenerate its nearby marine environment

Developing agrotourism in the Caribbean. Key elements include farm-based tourism, community tourism, agro-heritage tourism, agro-trade, culinary tourism and health and wellness tourism

Saint Lucia recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art visitor attraction at La Place Carenage in the Castries harbor

Guyana will be the proud host of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-13) from 15-18 April, 2012

St. Eustatius, also known as Statia, is a virtual undiscovered ‘gold mine’ for sustainable tourism in the Caribbean

Spice Basket is Grenada’s newest and most talked about attraction—providing a cultural experience for both visitors and locals alike

• Two Community Tourism leaders who lead active organizations have teamed up to offer visitors a novel, experiential educational vacation in Jamaica ‘Home of Community Tourism’

• A Bahamian hotelier believes investing in environmental protection and management is integral to conserving the Caribbean’s fragile habitat.

• Partnership aims to ensure hoteliers receive the relevant tools required to implement a waste minimisation and recycling programme in their hotel

[Photo: gogoshire]

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“The community at the core of our tourism philosophy will encourage ownership and a shared feeling of responsibility to sustain the warm welcoming environment that we have all become accustomed to and that our guest find so appealing,” said Gov. Gerald Berkel, governor of St. Eustatius.

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