Ocean has been recognized as priority policy agenda and blue economy is promoted as a way to bolster conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources while at the same time to pursue sustainable development, improve livelihood and empower local communities. The speakers will address lessons and future perspectives to promote blue economy particularly in the small island states and communities in the Pacific.
The East West Center, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Sea Grant Program of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) are pleased to invite you to participate at the International Symposium "Fostering Innovation and Developing Partnership for Blue Economy" as follows:
International Symposium "Fostering Innovation and Developing Partnership for Blue Economy"
・ Senator J. Kalani English, Hawai'i State Senate Majority Leader
・ Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
・ Mr. Gregory P. Barbour, Executive Director, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)
・ Mr. Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society
・ Ms. 'Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans, Conservation International
・ Dr. Yimnang Golbuu, CEO, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) and
・ Others to be confirmed
Note: An updated program will be uploaded in due course.
Please click Registration Button to register to register for the symposium. The registration will be closed when the total number of participants reaches the room capacity of 200.