The Conference is preparatory to the UN Ocean’s Conference 2020; which Kenya will be co-hosting with Portugal. The goal of the Global Blue Economy Conference is to have action-oriented discussions pertaining to a sustainable Blue economy strategy that is people-centric, with ocean-centric investments. The Conference will provide an opportunity for both developing and developed countries to explore:
- The priorities and challenges of establishing a sustainable Blue economy and its contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including maritime safety and security.
- The innovative role of various stakeholders, including national and local governments, private sector, civil society, regional and sub-regional groups as well as domestic and international financial institutions in investing and formulating sustainable ways of exploiting Blue Economy.