Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Development and Environmental Challenge for Caribbean SIDS (Small Island Developing State)

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


October 4, 2016. (Tuesday) 13:30-15:00


Development and Environmental Challenge for Caribbean SIDS (Small Island Developing State)


The Caribbean is home to many Small Island Developing States (SIDS). These territories share common development challenges, including geographic and economic isolation, limited resources, high costs of transportation, environmental fragility and vulnerability to climate change and natural disaster. The negative impacts of the economic crisis initiated in 2008 have endured the current context for the Caribbean region to advance in its development agenda.

The presentation explores key development challenges in Caribbean SIDS, with emphasis on the environmental dimension that is critical to these territories. By considering the central objectives of the recently approved 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the presentation evaluates the possibilities Caribbean SIDS possess to achieve these global commitments in their specific regional context and what are the main obstacles these countries face in their path towards sustainable development. The negatives effects of climate change in the region will also be examined, as well as the key actions implemented in the region towards the mitigation and adaptation to climate change.


Jaqueline Laguardia Martinez (Institute of International Relations, University of West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
IMAI Kohei  E-mail:kohei_imaiE-mail
Ogawa Michihiro E-mail:Michihiro_OgawaE-mail
TSUBURA Machiko E-mail:Machiko_TsuburaE-mail
ASUYAMA Yoko E-mail:yoko_asuyamaE-mail