Background: The Earth's ocean and landscapes are threatened by increased and unplanned users: heavy construction, overfishing, oil and gas exploration, unsustainable aquaculture and tourism, all creating more pollution, poverty and possible conflict. This exponential interest from countries and companies worldwide to grow the blue economy is expected to grow further. They are looking at ways to commercialize their natural resources - whether these resources are the oceans, seas, rivers or landscapes. They are also aware of the need to building long term sustainability, have/start better marine spatial plans and adapting to climate change. They need advisory services, technology, knowledge and finance. They want to get it done and right. Beejadhur Ocean Solutions offers an array of advisory services ranging from analytical work, lobbying and negotiation, political consulting, business development, financing, strategy and strategic communications.
OBJECTIVE: Beejadhur Ocean Solutions commits to provide the most sustainable advisory service to at least five countries and companies wishing to maximize the use of their natural resources by 2020 and an additional 5 countries and companies by 2030.
IMPLEMENTATION METHODOLOGIES: Marine spatial planning advice, fisheries governance reforms, embedding climate change and resilience considerations in development plans, consultations and continued work and assessments with relevant Ministries (Finance, Planning, Environment, Ocean Economy and Fisheries, Prime Minister's Office, President's Office). Robust Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms.
FOLLOW-UP MECHANISM: Supporting countries to organize an international/regional Conference to take stock of progress on SDG 14 Implementation.
Advice to two countries to adopt a Marine Spatial Plan in support of the ocean/blue economy
Setting up of the Beejadhur Ocean Solutions entity and build awareness on its objectives in support of countries wishing to sustainably develop the ocean/blue economy
Advice to ten countries to embed climate change and resilience considerations in their plans to develop the ocean/blue economy
Advice to five countries to adopt a Marine Spatial Plan in support of the ocean/blue economy
Staff / Technical expertise
Consultants, partners and interns
Exchange with academic institutes, Ministries, and business sector.