In 2018, the global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC 2018) held in Nairobi, Kenya brought together 16,320 participants from 184 countries. The main objectives of the conference were to learn how to build a blue economy that: a) harnesses the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states, women, youth and Indigenous peoples; and b) leverages the latest innovations, scientific advances and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations.
Paying special attention to development, policy making and the economic implications of environmental sustainability, the East Africa Institute will be hosting a webinar to discuss lessons from SBEC2018 and commemorate World Oceans Day. This webinar aims to understand the extent to which the outcomes of SBEC2018 have so far galvanized and deepened collaboration among governments and stakeholders on the blue economy, and what efforts may be taken to align the blue economy with the different needs of society.
Please register for the event via https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DaT4D48lSI64q4K30cEgaw
Members of the public are invited to attend.