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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.
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Our Ocean 2019: Learning, sharing, acting
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. Read more information.
We don’t have all the answers,
but we know enough to take action.
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.
We invite problem solvers and sustainability champions below 35 years old to describe their interest and/or engagement in sustainability (this could be a project idea, an organization, or an initiative you are currently involved with or wish to explore) and submit their application online before July 5, 2019 11:59pm PST. The 100 participants from over 50 countries will receive one complimentary guest pass to participate in the bootcamp and scholarship*.
Benefits of attending
- Participate in a solution-driven bootcamp to apply knowledge and technology that can help us protect our oceans
- Raise your profile and network with 500+ policymakers, corporate leaders, heads of international organizations, foundations, and NGOs
- Receive mentorship and develop your professional skill sets by learning from business, government, and science experts
- Meet with entrepreneurs who are building scalable ocean startups to help protect and sustain our ocean
- Become an #SOAOceanLeader and join our global community represented in over 130 countries
Welcome to the fourth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit! Join our cocktail reception, mingle with your peers and share your passion for sustainable initiatives. Time and location will be announced shortly.
A full bootcamp day at The Hub in Oslo to apply knowledge and technology that can help us protect our oceans.” Program is under development and will be available shortly.
Bootcamp solutions will be showcased in the afternoon at the main Our Ocean conference in front of 500+ policymakers, corporate leaders, heads of international organizations, foundations, and NGOs. This is your time to shine and build your profession network. Program is under development and will be available shortly.