This event will provide a forum to gather approximately 60 ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. Plenary and working groups will facilitate regional, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as: ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives.
The South-East Pacific Workshop will aim to identify: Knowledge gaps and regional ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda and the Southeast Pacific Action Plan; Existing relevant partnerships/networks/initiatives and potential ones/interested partners; Priorities in capacity-development/training; Priority themes and topics to be addressed by the Decade; Other regional initiatives and meetings to be aligned with the Decade.
This workshop will be part of a continued global dialogue throughout 2019 and 2020 via conference side-events, further thematic workshops and the Decade Online Community Platform to inform the planning of the Decade. Workshops have also been held in the Pacific Region and the North Pacific and Western Pacific Marginal Seas region.
dates: 24-26 September 2019
location: Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador