Application Deadline: July 5th, 2019 11:59pm PST.
As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the University of Tromsø will co-host in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the fourth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on October 23-24, 2019. The summit is an opportunity to inspire, inform, and empower youth participants to build holistic solutions that better balance the needs of society, industry and the ocean environment
The Our Ocean conferences were initiated by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014, with the aim to put oceans on the foreign policy agenda, and create a platform where leaders from government, business and civil society meet on an equal footing to promote action and innovation for clean, healthy and productive oceans. The Oslo conference will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure sustainable future economic growth. It will emphasize integrated management of sea and coastal areas as the key to protection and sustainable use of the oceans.
The intended theme for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit is “Co-creating the Sustainable Blue Economy”. Following Norway’s global leadership in integrated ocean management, the summit programming will intend to inspire, inform, and empower participants to build holistic solutions that better balance the needs of society, industry and the ocean environment.
Problem-solver, sustainability champion, students, young professional below 35 years old who have an interest in sustainability and contributing in solving our planet’s greatest challenges: ocean acidification, marine pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing to name a few.
Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is currently fundraising and aiming at covering for each participant 3-nights accommodation in a shared twin rooms from October 22 to October 25, 2019.
Applications for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on October 23-24, 2019, are now open! We invite problem solvers and sustainability champions (below 35 years old) to submit their application online before July 5th, 2019 11:59pm PST. The 100 selected participants from over 50 countries will receive one complimentary guest pass and scholarship* to the summit!
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