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HGG & GLISPA join forces, once again…

HGG Local 2030 opening bannerHappy 5th birthday Aloha+ Challenge!

GLISPA Member Hawaii Green Growth celebrates the five-year anniversary of Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge: HE NOHONA 'AE'OIA, which led to recognition by the United Nations of Hawai‘i Green Growth together with the Global Island Partnership as one of the first island-focused Local2030 Hubs helping to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Island Partnership Exec Director Kate Brown along with GLISPA Leader and President of Palau H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., Ambassador Olai Uludong of Palau, Ambassador Spencer Thomas of Grenada and Bianca Peters of Aruba attended the Global Goals, Local Action Events from 18th to 20th April 2019.

Global Goals, Local Action Day
On the first day, April 18, governor Ige together with House Speaker Saiki and Senate President Kouchi hosted Global Goals, Local Action Day with President Remengesau of Palau and high-level island representatives to mark the Aloha+ Challenge five-year anniversary and UN partnership to launch the Local2030 Islands Hub at the Hawai‘i State Capitol.

Hōkūle‘a Arrival Ceremony & Mālama Ala Wai Community Fair
On Friday, April 19th an Arrival Ceremony welcomed Hōkūleʻa at the end of the Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail following the three-year Mālama Honua WorldWide Voyage at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Promenade. Guests joined the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Members of Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration in celebrating community and student restoration efforts in the watershed.

Islands of Innovation

HGG Island of InnovationIn celebration of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s conclusion of the Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail by Hōkūleʻa, Hawaii Green Growth and the Global Island Partnership organised ISLANDS OF INNOVATION recognizing the legacy of navigators.

The event took place at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu on April 20, 2019 and focused on advancing island-led solutions to achieve the Aloha+ Challenge and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During this day-long gathering, island solution-makers, innovation accelerators, community, youth and business leaders came together to advance the achievement of the SDGs.

For the unfolding of events, read the HGG newsletter here.

You are an island representative and/or want your organisation to join the movement for the conservation of ISLAND EARTH? We then invite you to join the LOCAL2030 ISLAND HUB — GLISPA and HGG are looking ahead to future voyages for Island Earth to which both private and public sector are invited!

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