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Creativity for Change

Experts across industries possess brilliant ideas on improving governance, economic systems, technology and environments to make the planet a better place, however, to gain traction and inspire tangible change, they need to spread that vision effectively. 

By connecting creatives with people from diverse industries, The Creativity for Change Affinity Group aims to offer broad audiences a glimpse into the potential of a more positive future. 

The group will host a series of events that combine important topics with the creative arts. We warmly welcome experts and enthusiasts from various sectors to join in this endeavor.

Session 1: Ocean Threats and Visual Arts

Our oceans are facing numerous challenges. During the inaugural session of the Creativity for Change Affinity Group, we will introduce major challenges to the oceans as a catalyst for creating artworks envisioning a positive future for the oceans, utilizing visual arts as a medium.

Event Information:

When: May 2, 2024

Time: 4:00pm HST

Additional Session Resources

Resources on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing:

Resources on Ocean Plastics:

Session 2: Wildlife Biodiversity and Music

Event Information:

TBD.

About the Organizers

Ariana Loehr (APLP 2019) is a science communicator that is set on sharing an optimistic future for nature through writing, film and art. After several years spent working in the field of wildlife conservation and environmental education, Ariana now works to share the experiences of other conservationists as a communications officer for BirdLife International.

Christina Gabrillo (APLP 2019) is a full-fledged professor of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines. She manages the university development campus/community radio, DYDC-FM. She is a passionate broadcast teacher and trainer. Dr. Gabrillo produced two radio projects funded by the East-West Center as an Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellow in 2019 (G19) that delve into disaster preparedness, mental health and the environment.

Irushinie Wedage (Changing Faces, 2023) is a conservation scientist, educator and innovator. With over 15 years of experience in research, innovations and strategic partnerships, her work entails finding solutions to complex conservation issues through creative multi-sector collaborations. Irushinie is the founder and former Director of the Sri Lanka chapter of Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization aimed at addressing major threats to the oceans. She also has a strong interest in digital innovations that can create environmental and social value.

Creativity for Change

Experts across industries possess brilliant ideas on improving governance, economic systems, technology and environments to make the planet a better place, however, to gain traction and inspire tangible change, they need to spread that vision effectively. 

By connecting creatives with people from diverse industries, The Creativity for Change Affinity Group aims to offer broad audiences a glimpse into the potential of a more positive future. 

The group will host a series of events that combine important topics with the creative arts. We warmly welcome experts and enthusiasts from various sectors to join in this endeavor.

Session 1: Ocean Threats and Visual Arts

Our oceans are facing numerous challenges. During the inaugural session of the Creativity for Change Affinity Group, we will introduce major challenges to the oceans as a catalyst for creating artworks envisioning a positive future for the oceans, utilizing visual arts as a medium.

Event Information:

When: May 2, 2024

Time: 4:00pm HST

Additional Session Resources

Resources on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing:

Resources on Ocean Plastics:

Session 2: Wildlife Biodiversity and Music

Event Information:

TBD.

About the Organizers

Ariana Loehr (APLP 2019) is a science communicator that is set on sharing an optimistic future for nature through writing, film and art. After several years spent working in the field of wildlife conservation and environmental education, Ariana now works to share the experiences of other conservationists as a communications officer for BirdLife International.

Christina Gabrillo (APLP 2019) is a full-fledged professor of the Visayas State University (VSU) in Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines. She manages the university development campus/community radio, DYDC-FM. She is a passionate broadcast teacher and trainer. Dr. Gabrillo produced two radio projects funded by the East-West Center as an Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellow in 2019 (G19) that delve into disaster preparedness, mental health and the environment.

Irushinie Wedage (Changing Faces, 2023) is a conservation scientist, educator and innovator. With over 15 years of experience in research, innovations and strategic partnerships, her work entails finding solutions to complex conservation issues through creative multi-sector collaborations. Irushinie is the founder and former Director of the Sri Lanka chapter of Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization aimed at addressing major threats to the oceans. She also has a strong interest in digital innovations that can create environmental and social value.