The 2022 UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, will take place on 27 June – 1 July 2022, in Lisbon, Portugal. The overall theme of the Conference is: “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”.
Edinburgh Ocean Leaders is organising the following event in collaboration with UNESCO and Pleneta Océano.
“It’s all about people: building inclusive leadership and cross-sectoral collaboration for a thriving ocean”
Altice Arena, Conference Room 2
Friday 1 July 13:00 – 14:15
The sustainable future of our ocean depends on a new wave of thinking, learning from the past, recognizing & promoting emerging leaders worldwide and collaborating like never before. The event will thus allow to explore best practices from around the world in order to help shift mindsets and amplify impact.
The focus of the side event is on underwater cultural heritage and the ocean’s past, on building a wider intersectoriality and on a new ocean leadership with a more comprehensive and insightful view.
It will allow participants to connect to new partners and facilitate new project and funding opportunities.
Welcome and Introduction
Moderation: Kerstin Forsberg, Founder and Director, Planeta Océano
Underwater and coastal cultural heritage of the ocean: Where the past guides the future
Working with leaders and creating leadership
Collaboration and co-design
Moderation: Peter Manyara, Edinburgh Ocean Leader and Regional Program Manager of Coastal and Ocean Resilience, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office
Organising partners: Edinburgh Ocean Leaders, UNESCO, Planéta Oceano
Associated partners: Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE), Biosfera, Blue Ventures, CoopeSoliDar R.L, Early Career Ocean Professional Programme (ECOP), International Pacific Marine Educators Network (IPMEN), GRID-Arendal, I AM WATER, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature, Locally Managed Marine Area Network International, Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) of the New England Aquarium, Maritime Archaeology Trust, MigraMar, Misión Tiburón, Mission Blue, National Museum of Kenya, Nausicaá, National Sea Center, Ocean Decade Heritage Network, Ocean Knowledge Action Network (KAN), Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF), Panama – Ministry of the Environment, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Qingdao Marine Conservation Society, SciDipGLOBAL, SpeSeas, Surfers Against Sewage, The Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Ocean Foundation, The Pacific Community (SPC), Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Universidade Nuova de Lisboa, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, Upwell.