Island Summit 2020 – St Helena Contributions


This Podcast is an edited version of two sessions of the recent Virtual Islands Summit that members of the St Helena Community presented various subjects to the worldwide forum.

In the 11th September session on Innovation & Sustainable Development in the South Atlantic

  • Wendy Benjamin, Director of Education & Employment, St Helena Government
  • The Honourable Russell Yon, Member of Legislative Council, St Helena Government
  • Darrin Henry, Entrepreneur and Co-creator of the Inside St Helena App

presented articles on St Helena’s Education, drive to 100% Energy Production from Renewables and growing a Digital economy on St Helena. The session was sponsored by:

  • Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
  • St Helena Research Institute
  • Enterprise St Helena
  • South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)

On the 9th Septembers Lolly Young, Chair of Board of Directors, SHAPE St. Helena’s Active Participation in Enterprise, presented a short piece on how SHAPE was conceived and its activities in a session called Shining To The Future: Islands As Lighthouses Of Innovation.

This segment is the last 5 minutes of the Podcast.

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