Ocean Action Hub

WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE 2017

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

VENUE: Conference Room A in the First Basement of the Conference Building in UN HQ

SIDE EVENT TO THE OCEAN CONFERENCE

View the photo album from this event here >

Hosted by the Government of the Seychelles in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

SPEAKERS: 

Welcome 

Didier Dogley, Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Government of Seychelles 

Co-Chairs: 

Gustavo Fonseca, Director of Programs, GEF Secretariat 

Adriana Dinu, Executive Coordinator, UNDP Global Environmental Finance 

Panelists: 

MPAs – Catalyst for SDGs? Midori Paxton, Head of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP 

MPAs and Marine Spatial Planning – Building a Blue Economy: Alain de Commarmond, Principal Secretary for Environment, Government of Seychelles 

The Maldives – The World’s Largest Biosphere Reserve: Dr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister for Environment and Energy, The Maldives (tbc) 

Managing Our Ocean Resources to Achieve the SDGs: Captain Francisco Arias, INVEMAR – Marine Research Institute, Colombia 

Reconnecting Communities with the Ocean from a Cultural and Gender Perspective through MPAs: Yoshitaka Ota, Policy Director, Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, University of British Columbia 

Investing in MPAs to Secure Long-term Sustainability of the Ocean – The WCS Marine Protected Areas Fund: Cristián Samper, President and CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society 

MPAs – Are They Worth It? Katia Karousakis, Economist and Biodiversity Team Leader, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Download the event flyer.pdf (2.69 MB)

More information: https://oceanconference.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=1952&me...

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Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 11:00
Publication date: 
31/05/2017
Publication Organisation: 
UNDP
Thematic Area: 
Marine Protected Areas
Country/ies: 
Seychelles
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