Results Build Back Better SXM 16-20 March 2018

What an event on Sint Maarten. All in the spirit of helping Build Back Better after the devastating hurricanes. A fun and inspiring event addressing a very serious and sobering topic.

The interactive ingredients that together made up the event:

  • a 32h hackathon with 21 teams
  • trade missions with companies from abroad
  • expert sessions on sustainable tourism, renewable energy and more
  • a NextGen session with the Minster for Youth that gave youth a voice
  • a beach cleanup that collected 100kg of trash
  • evening workshops for local professionals
  • a YP mixer mixer with local young professionals
  • AND... a very enthusiastic and supportive Prime Minister 21 teams came up with ideas for a more resilient future for St.Maarten, but also produced insights for islands around the world! Those will now be linked to the national recovery plan.

The winners: Green Box with an idea to deal with the island waste challenge. Many follow-ups already in progress, So stay tuned...  

Thank you great team for the great collaboration

Valerie Vallenduuk