Harnessing the Blue Economy

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Harnessing the Blue Economy

July 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

We will be discussing SDG 14 – Live Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The topic of the webinar is Harnessing the Blue Economy. What is blue economy? Blue Economy refers to the sustainable use of the ocean’s resources or the sustainable management of ocean economies. It goes beyond viewing the ocean economy solely as a mechanism for economic growth. It considers social inclusion and the preservation of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring the environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas. It is an emerging concept that encourages better stewardship of our ocean or ‘blue’ resources. (culled from https://environbuzz.com/blue-economy/). It is aligns with SDG 14.

Join this exciting webinar and a live Q & A!!!


Ibukun Adewumi , Ocean Governance Officer and Partnership Coordinator, Global Oceans Account Partnership

Ibukun has spent the past 12 years carrying out trans/multi-disciplinary research and development strides working at the interface between science and policy. His goal is to promote better-informed decision-making in coordinating and managing multi-institutional projects and conducting research using socio-economic and environmental management theories. Within these areas, he conceptualizes marine and coastal development in the context of sustainability and its assessment in Blue Economy, Marine Spatial Planning, ICZM, and general Ocean Governance. As seen from strategic management and ethical perspectives to reduce conflict; encourage innovation and facilitate spin-off-partnerships; promote equity, enhance local decisions making and build social capital.

During the last few years, he has increasingly worked on ocean research and development projects at global, regional and local scales, most recently with the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership, IOC-UNESCO, UNFCCC, World Ocean Council, African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative (AFMESI), World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has also been actively involved with initiatives and projects funded through the UK Government’s Blue Planet Fund, Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation, Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the Government of Sweden, UNEP-Abidjan Convention, and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Facilitator: Obie Agusiegbe, CEO of EnvironFocus

It is a paid event but free until July 16, 2022. Participants get a Certificate of Participation. It is a Professional Development Credits (PDC) activity. Spaces are limited!!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact us at projects@environfocus.com if you have any questions!

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