MFF features on the global stage

SwAM and Ocean Conference 2017

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden. 16th May 2017 to 17th May 2017

Mangroves for the Future’s (MFF) contributions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be highlighted at two global conferences in May and June.

To be held from 16 to 17 May in Gothenburg, Sweden, the annual Swedish Water Management Conference -- in keeping with its theme, ‘From Source to Sea and the Sustainable Development Goals’ -- will put the spotlight on the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, while focusing primarily on goal 14: Life Below Water.

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On the second day of the workshop, MFF’s institutional partner, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), together with Dr. Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme and Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director of IUCN Asia, will present IUCN’s contributions to SDG 14 and Agenda 2030. Particular focus will be given to MFF’s contributions to safeguarding and increasing the well-being of coastal communities in Asia. MFF’s evolution over the course of 14 years and how its strategic focus areas -- coastal rehabilitation; livelihood support; and resilience-building and empowerment, with climate change and gender as key cross-cutting issues -- contribute and connect to the SDGs will also be highlighted at this global platform. The event is set to be attended by ministers and high-level representatives of major institutions and organisations from Sweden.

MFF and its programmatic achievements will also be presented at the United Nations Ocean Conference, to be held in New York from 5 to 9 June. The Ocean Conference will also focus on SDG 14. Stay tuned for more updates on this event.

 For more information on MFF’s contributions to the SDGs, view this photo story

For more information on MFF’s work in protecting coastal ecosystems, view this story on MFF’s support in establishing Marine Protected Areas

For more information on the SwAM Conference, please visit the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management website

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