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Objective

The National Oceans Symposium (NOS) will gather stakeholders from all levels of government and civil society to inform the National Leadership on priorities, key areas of concern, and desired outcomes arising from RMI's participation in global forums on ocean-related issues.

Approach

The NOS will convene over a period of three days in April 2017. Discussions will circulate around four thematic areas of concern in the RMI: Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries, Coral Reefs and Marine Protected Areas, and Marine Pollution. Participants will include mayors, tradinal leaders, youth representatives, and civil society members.
Along with our own local experts, resource persons will be invited from relevant regional organizations and non-government organizations to provide technical support to the NOS.

Outcome

Development of an Ocean and Coral Reef Policy Framework for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.