We believe that innovations led by science, technology, and entrepreneurship will provide the necessary leverage points to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),  at the right pace and scale. By addressing the issues of sustainable Oceans economy and Oceans conservation, our event seeks to find solutions linking up to almost all SDGs in addition to SDG14 – Life Below Water.

Our focus stems from a passion and the need for efficient, impactful action: at the current pace, SDGs objectives would only be met by 2094 instead of 2030!  Oceans are the heart and lungs of our planet, it is crucial – and now urgent – to support the development and adoption of new sustainable ocean solutions that will shape better interactions between people and the Earth’s largest ecosystem. In the recovery of the recent COVID-19-related crisis, Oceans have also a key role to play by keeping trade moving between nations and providing sustainable energy and healthy food for all.


Bring together the thought leaders and stakeholders of the ocean economy, demonstrate the economic viability of a decidedly more sustainable blue economy in Africa and inspire ocean-conscious entrepreneurs


Connect with and exchange ideas with designers from all over the world.


Innovations have the potential to deliver system level impact, substantially contributing to solving ocean pollution, ocean overexploitation and climate change, at a magnitude and pace matching those of the ocean crisis


“I thank you all on behalf of the African Union-IBAR. Very interesting discussions. I wish there had been more time.” ​
Dr Mohamed Seisay
“I really enjoyed the diversity of points of view in the panel. I believe that the moderators should be given more support and all speakers should get equal time.” ​
Flavio Corsin

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