Annual Research Conference on Small States (ARCS)

29 January 2019
Valletta, Malta

The Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence will convene its inaugural Annual Research Conference on Small States (ARCSS) in Valletta, Malta on 29-31 January 2019. The theme for this Conference is “Strengthening Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction”. The ARCSS will bring together a multi-disciplinary cadre of experts and academics to share and discuss their research on current and emerging issues in the area, with a view to informing future policy and practice in small states. The research generated by this Research Conference will help to facilitate policy discussions during the Commonwealth’s fifth Global Biennial Conference on Small States (GBCSS), which, in alternating years, will be held in the months subsequent to the Centre’s Research Conference.