Projects & Activities

Many Strong Voices (MSV)

The Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been identified as regions where impacts of climate change are already occurring and where coastal environments and coastal residents are particularly vulnerable to these impacts. This programme is a collaboration that will support people in these two regions to have their voices heard at the local, regional, and international levels.

What is MSV?

An alliance of Indigenous Peoples Organisations, NGOs, researchers, policymakers, community organisations and others in over 20 Arctic and SIDS (Small Island Developing States) states

What does MSV do?

Builds capacity and alliances in the Arctic and SIDS to support the voices of people in these regions in international processes dealing with climate change

Raises awareness about the effects of climate change on vulnerable regions in general and on the Arctic and SIDS in particular

Works to understand regional needs and generate practical mitigation and adaptation solutions through innovative community-based research and knowledge exchange

Who co-ordinates MSV?

Lead co-ordinators for the programme are John Crump (GRID-Arendal) and Ilan Kelman (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO)

Programme Duration: Ongoing
Contact: John Crump

For more information, visit the programme at

Ilan Kelman from CICERO explains what the SIDS are and how they are being affected by climate change.
(Credit: Eilif Reed)

Completed projects