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Miss Veta N. Wade, Director, AQUA Montserrat, and Founder Fish ‘N Fins Inc.

How does a small island nation continue to develop and innovate, yet maintain community well-being and climate resilience at the core of each project?  Ms. Veta N. Wade, Director of AQUA Montserrat and Founder Fish ‘N Fins Inc. will speak from her experience as a blue economy consultant and award-winning ocean advocate in the Caribbean. 

Equitable Collaboration for the Caribbean Blue Economy
Lecture and Discussion
Speaker:  Miss Veta N. Wade,
 Director, AQUA Montserrat, and Founder Fish ‘N Fins Inc.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00pm to 7:00pm PST
Online via Zoom

About the Topic

The Equitable Blue Economy: A Policy ​Framework for Achieving Ocean-Climate Sustainable Development Goals Through Inclusive Collaboration with Small Island Communities in the Caribbean.

About the Speaker: 

Veta Wade is an award-winning Caribbean based ocean advocate, recognized by the Ocean Awards 2020 as a leader on marine conservation issues within the Caribbean through her non-profit organization,  Fish ‘n Fins Inc.

Veta is an independent blue economy consultant. Her works supports the design and implementation of projects that place innovation, community well-being, and climate resilience at their core. She is also an advocate for a diverse and inclusive blue economy. Find her @vetawade on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. 

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Lecture Location:  Online via Zoom

Title: Class #IEPG 8666A: Intl. Marine Policy Speaker Series

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