Our Ocean of Hope: High Level Reception
Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018 Time: 18.00 to 20.00 (tbc)
Host: President of Palau
Format: High level reception with concise speaking program and canapes
Venue: Bali, Indonesia
Guests: Strictly invitation only. Invitations are not transferable. Max of 100 invitees.
Island leadership on ocean action is a beacon of hope to the world that there is the vision and determination to navigate to the future we want. These beacons are fueled by a groundswell of formidable island leaders who have launched bold, visionary and measurable commitments. From the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, Micronesia Challenge and Aloha+ Challenge in Pacific to the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, Seychelles Blue Economy Vision and Europe’s BEST Challenge, these beacons demonstrate how we can deliver in a locally and culturally appropriate way on our global agreements and Sustainable Development Goals. The growing number of beacons from islands, cities, states and countries offer hope that our children for generations to come will live healthy lives sustained by the abundant ocean that surrounds them. For this to be a reality, we need to continue to build the movement of formidable leaders and bold champions that are galvanizing long-term, deep change. Palau is hosting Our Oceans 2020 to convene the world leaders and ocean heroes that are spearheading ocean sustainability and resilience solutions. President Remengesau Jr. of Palau on behalf of the Leaders of the Global Island Partnership and with island and ocean leaders and resilience champions to chart the voyage from Bali to Norway, and ultimately Palau in 2020 in building ocean resilience.
- Showcase the inspiring leadership of island leaders and ocean heroes spearheading ocean sustainability and resilience solutions including sustainable and community-based fisheries, blue economy, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals
- Inspire leadership and catalyze investment in island-led ocean solutions that are building resilience
- Celebrate action and focus on building alliances and relationships to do more
This event is financially supported by the following members of the Global Island Partnership.
Waitt Foundation believes that the depletion of ocean resources is one of the biggest challenges of our generation. The Foundation provides grants focused on the creation of MPAs as fisheries replenishment zones and is engaged in projects to create over 15 million km2 of protected ocean in 24 countries.
The Waitt Institute, an operating organization, is committed to working with island communities to develop and implement comprehensive, science-based, community-driven solutions for sustainable ocean management.