On Wednesday 16 September 2020 the Blue Resilience project will be launched. The project is in cooperation with the Blue Justice Initiative via the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.
The Blue Justice Initiative advances implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration by supporting developing countries to improve their capacity to devise and implement measures to deter and counter transnational organized fisheries crime.
Blue Resilience focuses on improved governance towards this end. It facilitates a knowledge-based learning package towards improved cooperation between agencies such as fisheries, tax, labour and the police in developing countries to more effectively to address fisheries crime.
The launch will comprise two events: a High Level Web-TV event at 10hr CET followed by a general discussion Webinar at 10:30CET.
The programme for the High Level event includes messages from:
- Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen: Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Norway
- Dag-Inge Ulstein: Norwegian Minister of International Development
- Semi Koroilavesau: Fijian Minister of Fisheries
- HE Todung Mulya Lubis: Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Norway
- Achim Steiner: Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Camilla Brückner: Director, UNDP Nordic Representation Office
The general webinar discussion will be a conversation between Gunnar Stølsvik, Policy Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and Emma Witbooi, UNDP Blue Resilience Project. They will elaborate on the Blue Resilience Project and upcoming activities, as well as its relevance towards achieving the SDGs.
Find out more about the project.