SIDS DOCK CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME
“We want to teach management of The Blue Economy and conservation of energy at public school facilities by using education and the implementation of energy-saving devices, renewable energy sources, and the exploration of new practices and technologies.”
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have incredibly young populations, and the decisions they make can and will shape the future of our world. The next 10 years are crucial, and they offer a fantastic window of opportunity. Young people’s knowledge of the ocean, water, environment, and health is an untapped resource.
The Children of SIDS are the next generation to continue building the SIDS “Blue Economy, the next generation of “Blue Guardians”, water users, and environmental stewards in households and communities. The capacity of these young people to live in harmony with nature and to manage and maintain local water, air, and land resources effectively is vital, more so for São Tomé and Príncipe, which has more endemic species per square meter than anywhere else on earth.
Although often referred to as the ‘Galápagos of Africa,’ the twin islands of São Tomé and Principe are, in fact, five times older than Galápagos and yet virtually unknown in comparison.