International Symposium: “Fostering Innovation and Developing Partnership for Blue Economy”


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When: Feb 19 2019 - 2:00pm until Feb 19 2019 - 5:30pm
Where: 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)

Cosponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Center for Pacific Islands Studies (UHM), Sea Grant (UH), and the East-West Center.



Primary Contact Info:
Name: Mr. Atsushi Kato, Staff, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Phone: 81-3-5157-5264