Opportunities and Challenges for a Sustainable Cultural and Natural Environment

26 August 2014, Samoa

The Third Samoa Conference (SCIII) will be held 25-29 August, the week before the commencement of the United Nations Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, 1-4 September, 2014. SCIII will reflect on the theme of the SIDS conference in relation to sustainable development in small island states, at a time when small islands are uniquely challenged by the future impacts of climate change. However the SCIII theme embraces the concept of ‘sustainable development’ in the broadest sense.  We will explore questions of how to sustain and protect  Samoa’s past, present and future achievements  in relation to  the natural environment, culture, language, literature history, heritage, communications, science, health and education. 

Tentative Sessions / Sub-Themes:

  • Climate
  • Custom, Law & Environment
  • Education
  • Gender and Governance
  • ICT Development
  • Samoa & China
  • Samoa Language & Language Change
  • Samoan Cultural Heritage & Archaeology
  • Urbanisation
  • Visual & Performing Arts

A call for papers has also been released. Please see IFACCA's International News listing for further information.