The ‘Sharp End’ Partnership

The ‘Sharp End’ Partnership

CHEC is currently part of an inter-organisational collaboration across small island developing states (SIDS) in education for sustainable development. The partnership includes a range of higher education institutions, research bodies and international agencies  working to address climate change by drawing upon the perspective of SIDS experiencing the ‘sharp end’ of these global climate changes. The partnership builds upon existing collaboration and synergies amongst members of the Education in Small States Research Group.

The partnership’s aims will be achieved through involvement in a number of activities planned by members that range from seminars and training events to major international conferences. The combination of academic institutions, policy think tanks and technical organisations provide an exciting and unique partnership for research and realisation of effective and active engagement with the challenges of environmental uncertainty and sustainable development in SIDS and learning from this collective experience for the wider world.

The formal partnership was initiated on 18 July, 2014 at a the  international conference ‘Learning from the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in Small Island States’.   View the Partnership’s flyer detailing its members and objectives here. Stay up-to-date with the partnership at

The partnership’s secretariat is based at the University of Bristol and organised by Professor Michael Crossley and Terra Sprague of the Graduate School of Education.

Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA, UK
Tel:  +44 (0) 117 928 7043    Fax:  +44 (0) 117 925 1537

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