Our Mission


The mission of the Islands Society is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive changes in their local communities.

Innovative Policy


The Islands Society develops innovative foreign affairs, public diplomacy, cultural relations, and climate change policies that build on the expertise and experience of our staff and advisors while respecting the vision and values of our organization.

Thought Leadership


The Islands Society develops and implements programs that strengthen the impact and credibility of individuals and sub-national organizations from island communities in foreign affairs, cultural relations, and climate change debates.

Full Potential


The Islands Society develops and implements programs that provide women, minorities, and the next generation of leaders from island communities with the knowledge, networks, platforms, and exposure to realize their full potential.

Climate Engagement


The Islands Society develops and implements programs that encourage individuals and sub-national organizations from island communities to develop creative solutions for reducing greenhouse gases and mitigating climate change.

Greater Participation


The Islands Society develops and implements programs that enable individuals and sub-national organizations from island communities to more fully participate in debates on foreign affairs, cultural relations, and climate change.

Ethical Leadership


The Islands Society develops and implements programs that promote ethical leadership in island communities across all levels of society.