Portuguese-Speaking Small Island Developing States - fifty years on
The starting point for this branch of studies is the acknowledgement that these three countries (Cabo-Verde; Sao Tome e Principe; Timor Leste) share three common characteristics: first, they are categorized as Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), sharing characteristics such as vulnerability, remoteness, and limited access to resources; secondly, they have Portuguese as their official language, due to their colonial past; and, thirdly, they became independent from Portugal in 1975. Guine-Bissau is also included due to its historical relationship with Cabo-Verde.
This proposed panel would set a platform for analysis of the social, political and economic development processes of the PSIDS since their independence.
The organizers, namely Dr. Francisco José Bernardino da Silva Leandro (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, Portuguese National, City University of Macau, China), Dr. Enrique Martínez Galán (email@example.com, Spanish National, Asian Development Bank, Philippines), and Dr. Wu Yuxian (firstname.lastname@example.org, Chinese national, City University of Macau, China), already identified young researchers (male and female), coming from all the countries mentioned above, to participate in the panel.
Chair: Professor Francisco Leandro (Macau, China)
Co-Chair – Dr. Enrique Martinez (Philippines)
Discussant 1 – Dr. Wu Yuxian (Female) (China)
Discussant 2 – Professor Jose Alves (Macau, China)