Community Hangout | SIDS4 Media Insights

This session will be a holistic and interactive media training for all journalists covering the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) taking place in Antigua and Barbuda from 27-30 May 2024.

🌟 We are excited to partner with our friends at Climate Analytics Caribbean and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) to bring you May’s edition of our monthly Caribbean Community Hangout! 🌴📅As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering dialogue and collaboration on critical climate issues, we’re hosting a FREE webinar open to all who register.

This session will be a holistic and interactive media training for all journalists covering the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) taking place in Antigua and Barbuda from 27-30 May 2024. 🎙️🏝️

The objective is to not only raise awareness of this seminal conference but also to guide our regional media on pertinent details, compelling angles, and the critical issues that will be of greatest significance for our small island developing states. 🌎

📅 Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2024
⏰ Time: 10:00am (AST)
👩🏽‍💻 Where: Zoom (details provided upon registration)



  • Hipolito Novelo (Climate Tracker)
  • Bianca Beddoe (Climate Analytics Caribbean)

Rueanna Haynes, Director, Climate Analytics Caribbean: SIDS4 Overview and insights on SIDS4 draft political outcome document.

Rueanna Haynes is a climate law and governance specialist with extensive experience in the global climate change negotiations process under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement. In her current role as the Director of Climate Analytics, Caribbean, an organisation dedicated to the creation of a climate-safe sustainable and just future for all, her work is focused on the many dimensions of climate justice. Rueanna also works to support the Alliance of Small Island States in climate change negotiations through strategic and technical advice as well as capacity building. As a former Trinidad and Tobago diplomat, her experience in multilateral negotiations also includes the SIDS Sustainable Development process, the Arms Trade Treaty and the Law of the Sea.

Sharon Birch, Sustainable Development Section, United Nations Department of Global Communications: Priority outcomes for the UN at SIDS4; Key perspectives from a global media lens.

Mrs. Sharon Birch is a Public Information Officer within the Sustainable Development Section of the UN Department of Global Communications. As a results-driven media relations specialist, she has successfully managed media relations for several major UN Conferences and UN reports.

Anderson Liburd, Media Focal Point for SIDS4, Antigua and Barbuda: Key regional media issues at play; Logistics for coverage of the event.

Andy Liburd is an accomplished media professional hailing from Antigua and Barbuda, with over two decades of extensive experience in senior editorial roles across print, electronic, and online media platforms. After a distinguished career in the media industry, Andy transitioned into communications consultancy, lending his talents to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the promotion of the Multi-Dimensional Vulnerability Index, and Climate Analytics. Currently, Andy serves as the Communications Lead for the highly anticipated 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4).

Dizzanne Billy, Caribbean Regional Director, Climate Tracker: What are the most important issues the public should be aware of, to empower enhanced climate action and advance sustainable development?

Dizzanne Billy is an award-winning communications and digital marketing specialist and freelance journalist and writer who enjoys applying her knowledge and practical experience to the environmental and climate change movement. She holds an MSc degree in Global Studies, having completed her thesis on the study of the effectiveness of global environmental governance in the biodiversity agenda. Dizzanne is also the former President of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Trinidad and Tobago and is currently both an Island Ambassador for Island Innovation and a Mentor for GirlsCARE.

Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director, CANARI: Key issues civil society is championing to ensure inclusive, resilient, sustainable development.

Nicole Leotaud has 30+ years of experience working in environmental governance and management across the Caribbean. She has worked across the Caribbean region in diverse areas related to inclusive governance and management of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, green and blue economies, rural livelihoods, nature-based local enterprises, building resilience to climate change and natural disasters, civil society and participatory governance, and environmental and climate rights and justice. An experienced facilitator, she has successfully facilitated many multi-stakeholder processes at local, national, regional and global levels. She is a passionate advocate on Caribbean and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) sustainable development issues and currently serves as an Elected Representative of the Public to the Escazú Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Why should you attend?

This webinar is your opportunity to hear from the technical experts and regional influencers as they share invaluable insights on crafting impactful stories and empowering our region with critical information about the SIDS4 summit.

How to Register

Don’t miss out on this enriching discussion! Secure your spot by registering here.

Spread the Word!

Help us spread the word by sharing this invitation with your network. Together, we can drive awareness and action on climate issues in the Caribbean and beyond.

Join us as we dive deep into the issues that matter most for our region’s sustainable future. We look forward to seeing you there!

Climate Tracker (CT) is an international non-profit organisation, aiming to support, train and incentivise better climate journalism globally. We believe in the power of journalism but recognise that many young journalists don’t have the training, resources or support to identify and tell the climate stories they want to. We also recognise that this challenge is often greatest in the countries hardest hit by climate change. To address this, we:

  • Provide training and fellowships for young journalists around the world to tell better climate stories locally
  • Conduct action-oriented media research to better understand the biggest challenges,  trends, and obstacles to powerful climate reporting around the world
  • Fund young journalists to report on the world’s most pressing issues and cover the world’s biggest moments, UN negotiations and conferences 
  • Support global collaborations between young climate journalists, newsrooms and NGOs around the world


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