The Government of Liberia in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia and Conservation International is holding a Blue Oceans Conference in Monrovia from March 18 – 21, 2019. This is the first environmental and marine conference in West Africa, representing a historic moment for the country.
“This conference provides a platform to identify ground-breaking solutions to ensure the sustainable management of our ecosystem. Protecting our beaches, coastal and marine resourcesare key to our survival as a nation and its in direct alignment with Liberia National Development Agenda; the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development there is no time for excuses.” said Nathaniel Blama, the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaking on behalf of the government’s Steering Committee which he chairs along with Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA).
By focusing on the themes of marine pollution, climate change, sustainable fishing, and the blue economy, the conference will identify innovative solutions to ensure the long-term sustainability of Africa’s marine environment and to reverse the decline in the health of the ocean for people, the planet and prosperity.