Local2030 Islands Network is the world’s first global island-led peer-to-peer network devoted to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through locally driven solutions. The Network provides a peer-to-peer platform for engagement among and between islands to share experiences, spread knowledge, raise ambition, promote solidarity, and identify and implement best practice solutions.
The Network brings together a diverse set of island nations, states, and communities from all regions of the world — islands connected through shared island experiences, cultures, and vision. It provides island leaders and experts from across jurisdictions to meet as peers, working to develop and share innovative homegrown solutions that can change the world.
Seychelles is honored to have been asked to be part of this important initiative.
This Network is devoted to addressing the climate crisis by advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through culturally informed solutions. Through this initiative, islands are uniquely positioned to lead in the global effort in achieving a more resilient future for island Earth.
Local2030 is a network and platform that supports the on-the-ground delivery of the SDGs, with a focus on those furthest behind. It is a convergence point between local and regional governments and their associations, national governments, businesses, community-based organizations and other local actors, and the United Nations system.
Seychelles lies northeast of Madagascar, an archipelago of 115 islands with roughly 98,000 citizens. Seychelles is a melting pot of many cultures which have commingled and coexisted since the first settlement of the islands in 1770. The three main inhabited islands are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and the official languages are English, French, and Seychellois Creole.
The islands reflect Seychelles’ grand diversity, like a great family, both large and small, each one with its own distinct character and personality. There are 115 islands scattered across 1,400,000 sq km of ocean with the islands falling into 2 categories: 41 “inner” granitic islands that form the backbone of Seychelles’ tourism offerings with their wide suite of services and amenities, most of which are readily accessible through a selection of day trips and excursions, and the remoter “outer” coral islands where at least an overnight stay is essential.