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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.
- A Framework for the Equitable Caribbean Blue Economy, by Veta Wade, October 2020
- The Problem of ‘Colonial Science’: Conservation projects in the developing world should invest in local scientific talent and infrastructure, Scientific American article, by Asha de Vos, July 1, 2020
Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states, Frontiers in Marine Science, opinion article with 9 authors (see article), October 21, 2015
Review of nine African ‘blue economy’ projects shows what works and what doesn’t, article in The Conversation, by Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood of the University of St Andrews, August 11, 2020
Lecture Location: Online via Zoom
Title: Class #IEPG 8666A: Intl. Marine Policy Speaker Series
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