WHO WE ARE
“Such a network [SIDS Global Business Network] will provide an important bridge to enable closer private sector ties between the three SIDS regions, but also with the international business community.”
Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa at the opening of the 2014 Private Sector Partnerships Forum, Apia, Samoa.
The Small Island Developing States Global Business Network (SIDS-GBN) is an online platform and resource hub to share best practices and lessons learned. As a network it will forge greater collaboration among SIDS regional private sector organisations from the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Sea, Caribbean and the Pacific. SIDS-GBN will work towards strengthening inter-regional business alliances, catalyzing and encouraging international businesses to focus on SIDS as potential market opportunities and vice versa.
The SIDS-GBN will foster greater awareness of the importance of sustainable development as a guide to promoting dynamic business sectors in line with the SAMOA Pathway and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals.
The Small Island Developing States Global Business Network was an outcome of the Private Sector Partnerships Forum, a pre-conference event of the 2014 United Nations Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa.