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Deadline: July 5, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Dates: October 23-24, 2019
Eligibility: Problem solvers and sustainability champions (below 35 years old)
Location: Oslo, Norway

Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit 2019

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.

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.

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.

*Scholarships to cover travel expenses may become available.

Applications for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on October 23-24, 2019, are now open! Problem solvers and sustainability champions (below 35 years old) are invited to submit their application online. The 100 selected participants from over 50 countries will receive one complimentary guest pass and scholarship* to the summit!

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

Interested in applying for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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