About Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai

Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai, a self-professed "Conservation Diva”, is the Director of Wildlife Conservation Society’s Fiji Program. She enjoys mentoring the next generation of conservation leaders and scientists, and grabs any opportunity to dive and experience the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape.

Fiji – chartering a pathway forward post SIDS

On Tuesday, the Fiji government delivered its speech to the UN SIDS Plenary. Mr Pita Wise, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Planning and National Development and Statistics spoke eloquently, stating that the “sustainable development of small island developing states through genuine and durable partnerships is very much relevant, the most practical and necessary […]

What are the challenges and opportunities for Small Islands Developing States?

Over the weekend, I attended the Private Sector Forum which called on the provide sector to work with SIDS governments and partners committed to working with SIDS strengthen and form effective, innovative and concrete partnerships for the full implementation of SIDS sustainable development priorities. It got me thinking about the challenges that SIDS, especially those […]

U.N. Third Small Islands Developing States Conference comes to the Pacific!

After months of preparation and much anticipation, the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) has finally begun in Apia, Samoa. The conference, which is held once a decade, brings together island nations from across the world that share similar challenges of sustainable development. It is centred around the belief that sustainable development […]