COE - The Centre of Excellence for SIDS on Aruba

Bridging Islands of Knowledge

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On October 27th, 2015 the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Aruba, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The COE aims to strengthen innovation and resilience in SIDS around the world. It offers a platform to exchange knowledge and experiences between developing countries (South-South cooperation), on issues such as renewable energy, climate resilience, public-private partnerships, water management, tourism, environment and public health.