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150th Ocean Forum "Marine and Coastal Resource Management – Perspectives of Pacific Small Island Developing States towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Promoting Blue Economy"
(Friday, March 16, 2018)

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 In 2017, it was widely reported that Pacific island countries have taken a very proactive role at the UN Ocean Conference and the UN climate change conference. The Sustainable Development Goal 14.7 advocates that economic benefits for small island developing countries need to be enhanced. In this context, increasing attention is given to the promotion of “blue economy”, economic development through conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources in the context of achieving SDG 14. The 8th Pacific Island Leaders’ Meeting will be held in Iwaki, Fukushima in May 2018 and it is expected that Japan will play a locomotive role in forging international cooperation for the Pacific island countries.
 At the 150th Ocean Forum, it is a privilege to have experts and practitioners from Japan and the Pacific who are involved in the management of marine and coastal resources in Pacific island countries. It is intended to promote discussions on challenges, perspectives and the future direction of international cooperation.
150th Ocean Forum "Marine and Coastal Resource Management – Perspectives of Pacific Small Island Developing States towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Promoting Blue Economy"
Dates & Time
Friday 16 March 2018 15:00~18:30(Doors open at 14:30)
Venue
11th Floor, International Conference Hall, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo (MAP
1 min from Toranomon Station or 5 min from Kasumigaseki Station
Organizer
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Program:
150th Ocean Forum「Marine and Coastal Resource Management – Perspectives of Pacific Small Island Developing States towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Promoting Blue Economy」

Opening remarks

Dr. Atsushi SUNAMI, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)

Introduction

Dr. Keita FURUKAWA, Director and Senior Fellow, Ocean Research and Development Department, OPRI-SPF
Keynote Speech

Mr. Daiji YAMAGUCHI, Director, Oceania Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Keynote Address H.E. Faustina K. REHUHER-MARUGG, Minister of State, Republic of Palau
Panelist Ms. Umai BASILIUS, Manager, Palau Conservation Society
Mr. Ricky CARL, Deputy Director, External Affairs, TNC Micronesia
Dr. Sam MCKECHNIE, Fisheries Scientist, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Ms. Alison NEWELL, Research Associate, Institute of Marine Resources, University of the South Pacific
Dr. Takashi NAKAMURA, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus

Mr. Takehiko Fukushima, Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

Mr. Eigo Azukizawa, Deputy Director-General of Southeast Asia and Pacific Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Commentators H.E. Francis Matsutaro, Ambassador of Palau to Japan
Moderator Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, OPRI-SPF
Language:
English-Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation
Other
Free Admission / Registration Required
Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 17:00 on Thursday March 15, 2018.

* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that we do not offer parking area.

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Contact
The Ocean Policy Research Institute,
Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Tel: 03-5157-5210

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