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Safe Rivers, Seas, and Ocean: Water Areas for Bettering Future Lives
by Ambivium Institute on Security and Cooperation (Private sector)
Ambivum Institute will lead in collaborative effort the work on the establishment of a regionally body that advocates the connection of local rivers with seas, and oceans under the project name Safe Rivers, Seas, and Oceans: Water Areas for Bettering Future Lives. From a period of April 2018 to December 2020, efforts will be made to convene two workshops, one education/summer study course, one regional forum to call for decision-makers to bind their decisions on the importance of the initiative as SDG 14 advocates. Of related SDGs, a strong interdisciplinary approach will be gathered to ensure the broadening of the project to touch areas not yet being discussed or have been covered by past projects.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
April 2018
Convene a webinar workshop to introduce the project
April 2019
Convene countries/ministries sponsored symposiums
November 2018
Convene a face-to-face workshop with graduate students, professionals, civil socity groups, and governments
November 2019
Organize a regional forum to create a feedback loop
In-kind contribution
Will encourage government to establish a fund for the work under the auspice of a secretariat/project
Staff / Technical expertise
Will initiate a call for participation in the sought areas from professionals, academia, and civil society
Other, please specify
Will sollicit for partnership and collaboration with governments and civil society in the targeted ocean basins
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2018 - December 2022
Ambivium Institute on Security and Cooperation
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Nubert Boubeka, Founder, nboubeka@ambivium.org,
Other SDGs
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