United Nations
Sustainable Ocean Ambassador (SOA)
by Agricultural and Food Marketing Associaiton for Asia and the Pacific (Intergovernmental organization)
Sustainable Ocean Ambassador has been mobilizing, showcasing, endorsing the sustainable use of oceans by

1. promote, demonstrate, empowering food operators and academia to zero waste operations including no single use plastic, up cycling ocean waste and plastic waste to valuable products and arts, art exhibition, training.
2. eliminating use of herbicide and overuse of insecticide and fertilizers that will run through water ways and end up in the oceans
3. identifying ocean waste including plastic waste, metals, and chemical wastes, rescuing, and up cycling.
Progress reports
December 2019
to recruit and train 1,000 SOA in 2019
December 2019
to initiate and get 100 hotel commitments on zero waste
December 2020
to establish 100,000 farming faming families on Sustainable Agriculture practices
December 2020
to establish 1,000 artisanal fishing families for sustainable seafood
In-kind contribution
empowering through knowledge management, showcase, endorsement, and networking
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2017 - December 2020
Tourism Authority of Thailand (Government), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand (Government), Ministry of Food - Bangladesh (Government), International School of Bangkok (Academic Institution), Mekong Institute (Academic Institution), Free Dive Thailand (Private Sector)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Thirach Rungruangkanokkul, Executive Director, info@afmaasia.org,
Bangkok, Thailand
Other SDGs
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