Fostering Innovation and Developing Partnership for Blue Economy

February 19, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Keoni Auditorium

Oceans have long been recognized as a priority policy agenda and the "blue economy" has been promoted as a way to bolster conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal resources while simultaneously supporting sustainable development, improving livelihoods and empowering local communities. The speakers will address lessons and future prospects for promoting blue economy initiatives, particularly in small island states and communities in the Pacific.

Registration is FREE, and the public is welcome. There is no deadline for registering but registration will close when the room capacity of 200 is met.

Register here: Featured Speakers:
Senator J. Kalani English, Hawai’i State Senate Majority Leader
Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Mr. Gregory P. Barbour, Executive Director, Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)
Mr. Nainoa Thompson
Ms. 'Aulani Wilhelm, Senior Vice President, Center for Oceans, Conservation International
Dr. Yimnang Golbuu, CEO, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC)

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Mr. Atsushi Kato, Staff, Ocean Policy Research Ins, 81-3-5157-5264,,

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