Published at 17/11/2021

Mangroves and Marine Sustainability under debate at the 2nd Edition of the Growing Blue International Conference

The Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, together with its partners, will hold the second edition of the Growing Blue International Conference on 17-18 November, in Vilankulo district, Inhambane province, under the theme “Investing in the health of the ocean is investing in the future of the planet”.

The event will have about 1,000 participants in  hybrid format, with 400 of them physically present, and the others attending virtually, including national and foreign researchers, investors and politicians, once again sharing knowledge and consulting in the context of the sustainable development objectives of the blue economy.

The Mangroves and Marine Sustainability is one of the themes being placed under debate during the second edition of the Growing Blue Conference. In order to share information and research undertaken by Mozambican and international specialists, the theme will be debated in a parallel hybrid event, held by the National Institute of Fisheries Research (IIP) in partnership with the IUCN and the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), from 8:30 to 11:00 on 19 November at the Nhafudo Hotel in Vilankulo.

At this Conference, BIOFUND will also leave its mark of exhibiting marine and coastal biodiversity through participation in the Growing Blue Exhibition-Fair, in the component of science, technology and innovation which will run during the two days of the event, involving the experience of some of the interns of the Mozambique Conservation Leadership Programme (PLCM) in marine areas, as well as a presentation on the role of environmental funds in the agenda of the oceans and the blue economy. Follow the major moments of this Conference by participating virtually through the link.