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Mr. JODI MAHARDI

DEPUTY FOR MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY AND ENERGY COORDINATING MINISTRY FOR MARITIME AND INVESTMENT AFFAIRS

         Mr. RAHMAT MULIANDA     DIRECTOR FOR OCEAN AND FISHERIES MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING / BAPPENAS

The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs has been actively engaged in the formulation of

Strategic Blue Financing Guidelines. Indonesia’s success in launching sovereign blue bonds can serve as a blueprint for other countries to utilize blue financing potential as a tool for economic growth, environmental preservation, and long-term prosperity while safeguarding their unique maritime ecosystems.

Bappenas has recently initiated an ‘Indonesian Blue Economy Roadmap 2023-2045’ for sailing towards sustainable growth and marine preservation for current and future generations. Besides established sectors, the roadmap strongly supports the growth of emerging sectors, namely renewable energy, biotechnology, marine conservation and sustainable management of ecosystem services. This vision is translated into three main targets by 2045: increase Marine Protected Areas (MPA) to 30% of Indonesian waters, develop the maritime sector to 15% of the GDP and 12% of the total employment in Indonesia.

                  Mr. SIGIT RELIANTORO                      DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE CONTROL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY

The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry has been involved in various marine conservation efforts related to Marine Protected Areas development, Mangrove Rehabilitation, Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Fishing Practices. As Director General of Pollution and Environment Damage Control, Mr. Sigit Reliantoro will address climate change control issues, notably through promotion of low-emission lifestyles.

            Mr. I NYOMAN RADIARTA          CHAIRMAN AGENCY FOR MARINE AND FISHERIES EXTENSION & HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY OF MARINE AFFAIRS AND FISHERIES 

The Agency for Marine and Fisheries research is an institution taking part in delivering the government Blue economy policy programs to expand marine conservation areas, implementing quota-based measured fishing, promoting the production of featured commodities, reduce plastic waste and optimizing technology available to Indonesian fishers. The agency is particularly committed in handling issues related to Fisheries Management Areas (WPPs).

INDONESIA BLUE ECONOMY GOVERNANCE & DEVELOPMENT (PART II)

(JAN. 19, 2024)

               H.E Mr. NICO BARITO             

 SPECIAL ENVOY OF SEYCHELLES FOR ASEAN

Mr. MUHAMMAD DIDI HARDIANA HEAD OF THE INNOVATIVE FINANCING LAB UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM INDONESIA

        Ms.  YADRANKA FARITA         NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

WORLD BANK 

                  Prof. Dr.  LUKY ADRIANTO                 CHAIRMAN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME, OCEAN AND FISHERIES IPB UNIVERSITY

In 2023, UNDP Indonesia has started the Blue Finance Accelerator (BFA) program, a joint initiative in collaboration with the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investments Affairs and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), aiming at supporting blue projects by sustainable startups and SMEs. On a larger scale, the UNDP Innovative Financing Lab has recently assisted the launching by Indonesia of one of the world’s first publicly offered sovereign blue bond.

His Excellency Mr. Nico Barito, Special Envoy of President Seychelles for ASEAN and its member states since 2016, has been instrumental in launching the initial Seychelles blue bonds with the support of World Bank and GEF (2018). Mr. Barito has also developed ongoing collaboration on Blue Economy programs with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Ministry of National Resources and Environment in Vietnam. Recently he has initiated Blue Institute in Seychelles, where he serves as the chairman of the board along with reputable international blue economy practitioners.  

The Oceans for Prosperity Project (LAUTRA), recently approved by the World Bank, supports Indonesia’s government transition to a sustainable Blue Economy by increasing the economic, social and environmental benefits derived from healthy coastal and marine ecosystems. LAUTRA supports the achievement of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework 30x30 target. 

INDONESIA BLUE ECONOMY GOVERNANCE & DEVELOPMENT (PART I)

(JAN. 19, 2024)

Professor Luky has been working more than 15 years of the field of coastal and marine resources management, advising various Indonesian Ministries on the policy making of ocean sustainability. Our distinguished speaker will introduce a key initiative by AIS Forum known as the Blue Economy Development Index (BEDI), an innovative tool designed to track and accelerate the advancement of the blue economy in Archipelagic and Island States, including Indonesia.

                Mrs.  RILI DJOHANI          CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE   DIRECTOR  CORAL TRIANGLE CENTER

ECOTOURISM & PRESERVATION OF CORAL REEFS AND MARINE BIODIVERSITY

(JAN. 19, 2024)

Rili Djohani has worked for over 30 years to improve the management and financial sustainability of marine protected areas and reduce the use of unsustainable fishing practices in Southeast Asia. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Coral Triangle Center (CTC), a learning center of excellence on coastal and marine resources management based in Bali which was established in 2010. The program focus on strengthening local leadership and capacity through an integrated portfolio of Marine Protected Areas learning sites, customized training programs, learning networks, innovative outreach and facilitation of public-private partnerships in the Coral Triangle region.

           Mr. EDI FROMMENWILER             FOUNDER PINDITO CRUISES & THE GRAND BLUE PROJECT

Edi Frommenwiler is a marine explorer, a Raja Ampat pioneer, and the first person to have built and operated a liveaboard in Indonesia. His MV Pindito has been sailing around the most beautiful marine ecosystems in the world for more than thirty years, allowing Edi to develop  long-lasting relationships with local communities and an invaluable knowledge of the Raja Ampat reefs. In cooperation with the local government, he was at the origin of the establishment of the very first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in East Indonesia. 

               Mr. ERDI LAZUARDI                 NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR MARINE SCIENCE & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT  WWF INDONESIA 

Erdi has been involved in marine conservation for 20 years. With his colleagues, he founded Cetasi, to support marine mammal (whales, dolphin and dugongs) conservation, Tanah Air Beta, a platform for sharing practical solutions and Bionesia, to promote and protect Indonesian biodiversity through research and capacity building. He is presently in charge of scientific and educational missions for the WWF Indonesia Marine and Fisheries Program.

                Mrs. VIRLY YURIKEN                   CHAIRPERSON MISOOL FOUNDATION

Virly serves as the Chairperson of the Misool Foundation, a collaborative initiative established by the founders of Misool Eco Resort. Together, their primary objective is to protect the world’s richest reefs in Raja Ampat. Virly’s focus on promoting behavioral change guides her leadership in overseeing a comprehensive array of conservation programs. These initiatives actively involve the community and encompass marine governance, waste management, environmental education, and species conservation, all aimed at restoring and preserving the region’s invaluable marine ecosystems.  

KEYNOTE SPEAKER OF HONOR

(JAN. 20, 2024)

           Mr. RAHYANG NUSANTARA        CO-COORDINATOR ALLIANCE FOR ZERO WASTE INDONESIA (AZWI) 

AZWI is an association that currently consists of ten environmental organizations: YPBB, Diet Plastik Indonesia, Nexus3 Foundation, PPLH Bali, Ecoton, Icel, Zero Waste, Gita Pertiwi, WALHI and Greenpeace Indonesia. AZWI’s mission is to campaign for the mainstreaming of the Zero Waste concept into various existing activities, programs and initiatives to be implemented in cities and regions of Indonesia, by considering the waste management hierarchy, material life cycle and circular economy.

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           Mr. ROCKY PAIRUNAN         OCEAN & PLASTIC WASTE MANAGER NATIONAL PLASTIC ACTION PARTNERSHIP

Under the leadership of Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan and the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Investment Affairs, the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) aims at connecting government, private sector, civil society organizations and financial institutions in order to implement circular economy principles and to achieve a 70% reduction in marine plastic debris in Indonesian waters by 2025.  

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           Mr. TOM PEACOCK-NAZIL           CO-FOUNDER & CEO SEVEN CLEAN SEAS 

Seven Clean Seas is a Bali-headquartered marine pollution clean-up and plastic credits startup. In 2022, the organization collected almost 1,000 tons of plastic from Indonesian coastlines and expects to clear up 1,800 tons by the end of 2023, from Bali, as in other regions of Indonesia, notably Batam and Bintan islands. Operations are funded mainly by corporate customers who pay for the clean-ups through plastic credits. The collected plastic is either sent for recycling or incinerated in waste-to-energy plants.

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           Mr. KETUT SUDARWATA                            BALI FIELD OFFICER                THE SEACLEANERS 

The SeaCleaners is an organization that actively combats ocean plastic by developing and implementing innovative technologies and solutions, made to collect floating plastic waste in high concentration areas before it sinks or breaks down into microplastics. Mobula 8, now operating in Bali, is a boat designed to be an autonomous solid waste cleaning station suitable for port areas and protected waters while the SeaCleaners Manta is a giant plastic removal factory boat capable of treating large quantities of plastic waste in open waters.

SUSTAINABLE FISHING & PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

(JAN. 20, 2024)

      Dr.  IMAM MUSTHOFA ZAINUDIN       DIRECTOR OF MARINE & FISHERIES PROGRAM WWF INDONESIA

WWF Indonesia Marine & Fisheries program highlights a series of strategic objectives: Improving population trend of iconic and threatened species, notably by reducing sharks and rays’ bycatch, increasing sustainable production of key fisheries commodities through an aquaculture improvement program, optimizing the management of Marine Protected Areas and supporting the development of a marine tourism sector in priority seascapes at the lowest  possible ecological footprint.

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               Dr.  MARK ERDMANN            VP MARINE ASIA-PACIFIC FIELD DIVISION CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL 

Mark Erdmann is a coral reef ecologist and marine conservationist who has lived and worked in Indonesia since the early 1990s. His work has focused on building local capacity in MPA management in Bunaken National Park and West Papua’s Bird’s Head Seascape, and most recently on conservation of sharks and rays.  His talk will focus on the ReShark Initiative to recover endangered shark and ray species, specifically highlighting the StAR leopard shark reintroduction project in Raja Ampat. 

         Dr.  EDY SETYAWAN           ELASMOBRANCH ECOLOGIST UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

Dr. Edy Setyawan is an elasmobranch ecologist and a National Geographic Explorer. He is specialized in population dynamics and spatial movement ecology of elasmobranch species, especially manta rays, in Indonesia and New Zealand waters. His ground-breaking research has discovered the world’s first reef manta ray nursery in Raja Ampat. Edy’s research also revealed that the local manta rays’ population were the only one that has increased in the last decade, despite a decline on a global scale. His talk will focus on research programs in Raja Ampat, and the broader Bird’s Head Seascape, and the success of conservation efforts in the region.

         Ms.  SHANNON HARDISTY                 INDONESIA PROGRAMME MANAGER INTERNATIONAL POLE & LINE FOUNDATION (IPNLF)

Shannon Hardisty is a social-ecological scientist with a background in small-scale fishing livelihoods. IPNLF works with fishers, governments, and organizations throughout the tuna supply chain (from sea to shelf) around the world. The foundation believes that tuna caught using one-by-one methods (pole-and-line, handline and troll) is the best approach to fishing since it is truly environmentally safe and socially responsible. Fishing one-by-one not only allows tuna species to flourish, but it also reduces by-catch of marine life, helps to protect and restore biodiversity, and minimizes plastic pollution.

MANGROVE & SEAGRASS BLUE CARBON ECOSYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 

(JAN. 20, 2024)

 Dr.  BENJAMIN MICHAEL BROWN POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER - CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY & AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE 

Dr. Benjamin Brown supports a range of integrated mangrove management projects in Indonesia, Australia and the Pacific, primarily in collaboration with Blue Forests (Yayasan Hutan Biru), the Government of Indonesia and the World Bank. Since 2000, he has implemented more than 3,000 hectares of successful mangrove rehabilitation, as well as conservation and sustainable livelihoods programs in  various regions of the Indonesian archipelago. 

       Ds.  VIRNI ARIFANTI           PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER BRIN OCEANIC RESEARCH CENTER

Mrs. Virni Arifanti leads a BRIN research group named Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation (MERCi). Her research about blue carbon systems demonstrates the significant level of greenhouse gas emissions derived from mangrove areas destruction and highlights the importance of conservation programs in order to achieve national climate mitigation targets.

 Mr.  JOOST NOORDERMEER     TEAM LEAD CLIMATE RESILIENCE & NBS EXPERT WITTEVEEN + BOS INDONESIA

Mr. Joost Noordermeer, with over 10 years of experience in climate change adaptation and coastal engineering, expanded his focus to include Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and urban flood management after moving to Jakarta in 2018. He has been instrumental in implementing NBS through projects like Building With Nature Indonesia and the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD). Joost leads multi-disciplinary teams in climate adaptation, water management, and coastal engineering.

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         Dr. ACHMAD MAS SANTOSA         FOUNDER INDONESIAN OCEAN JUSTICE INITIATIVE

Mangrove is vital for ocean-climate action, demonstrating a remarkable capacity to absorb and store carbon, improve livelihood of coastal communities, and deliver other invaluable ecosystem services. However, only less than half of Indonesia’s mangroves are protected by conservation measures, making them vulnerable for economic development purposes. The effectiveness of mangrove protection requires sound governance and acknowledgment of mangroves as a critical natural capital, which aligns with the principle of strong sustainability and the Indonesian constitution. By recognizing and safeguarding the indispensable role of mangroves, we pave the way for a resilient future through ensuring healthy coastal ecosystems for generations to come.

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WASTE TREATMENT & REDUCTION OF OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

(JAN. 20, 2024)

Prof. Dr. Emil Salim is a distinguished figure in environmental policy and sustainable development. Prof. Salim has made significant contributions to both national and international environmental initiatives. His extensive experience, including his role as a former Indonesian Minister of Environment and his involvement in various United Nations programs, has positioned him as a leading voice in marine conservation and ecological transition. Prof. Emil Salim long-lasting dedication to sustainable development and his profound understanding of environmental challenges make him an invaluable asset to this inaugural edition of our Bali Ocean Days Conference.  

                Prof. Dr. EMIL SALIM                  FIRST STATE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

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  Mr. AHMAD BAHRI RAMBE  

NATIONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR NATIONAL COORDINATING TEAM FOR MARINE DEBRIS MANAGEMENT (TKN PSL)

The National Coordinating Team for Marine Debris Management (TKN PSL) founded in 2018 manifests the commitment of the Indonesian government to overcome ocean pollution issues through various programs and policies. TKN PSL is chaired by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, with the Minister of Environment and Forestry as the executive chairwoman. The program gathers 18 public institutions working together to aim at the target of reducing Indonesia’s marine debris by 70% in 2025.  

COASTAL COMMUNITIES EMPOWERMENT & EDUCATION TO

MARINE CONSERVATION

(JAN. 20, 2024)

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         Mr.  CLIFF MARLESSY             DIRECTOR INDONESIA LMMA FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LMMA NETWORK INTERNATIONAL 

Communities’ active involvement in marine conservation policies design and implementation is a key factor of success. The creation of Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) participates in the development of inclusive grassroots programs integrating local fishers to management decisions, and considering their needs, priorities, ancestral marine knowledge and traditional tenure systems. Besides Indonesia and the Philippines, LMMA Network International operates in Pacific Islands – Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu – where this conservation model has been notably successful.  

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            Mr. FARIDZ FACHRI              FISHERIES PROGRAM MANAGER YAYASAN PESISIR LESTARI 

The Bali-based Yayasan Pesisir Lestari (YPL) is a marine conservation organization dedicated to preserving small scale fisheries and advocating for the rights and welfare of coastal communities in Indonesia.  The organization is focused on empowering communities on sustainable fisheries management, developing mangrove conservation and restoration programs, and improving the livelihood security.

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            Mr.  ARNAUD BRIVAL                   CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE SEA PEOPLE   

The Sea People, Orang Laut Papua’s mission is to combine science and technology with local and traditional knowledge, skills and management techniques. The Raja Ampat-based organization focuses largely upon capacity building, by strengthening the ability of local community members to implement marine conservations principles and techniques. The Sea People Yaf Keru community-based reef restoration project has been inspired by the traditional relationship between the indigenous Papuan people and nature, both the forest and the sea.  

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   Mrs. YASMINE SIMBOLON DIRECTOR MDPI YAY. MASYARAKAT DAN PERIKANAN INDONESIA (MDPI)

Yasmine ‘Jaz’ Simbolon first joined the MDPI Foundation (Yayasan Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia) in 2015, as the manager responsible for implementing the world’s first Fair Trade Seafood certification. She has brought almost 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector with a vision to maintain sustainable oceans and livelihoods for generations to come. At MDPI, Yasmine found purpose and fulfillment, making a real impact on the lives of hundreds of small-scale fishers, empowering coastal communities and witnessing their development firsthand.

SHOWCASE EXHIBITORS

(JAN. 19, 2024)

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             Mr. AHMAD FIRDAUS           SENIOR RESEARCHER DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING BANDUNG INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (ITB)

As the world’s largest archipelagic country, Indonesia has a vast potential to harness energy from the ocean, through tidal stream, OTEC and wave energy systems. Number of international developers have shown interest in deploying their technology in Indonesian waters. However, projects implementation is still limited. Future development of the industry depends not only on engineering aspects and demand assessments but is also closely related to government policies and Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) mechanisms.

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                 Mr. REFI KUNAEFI                    MANAGING DIRECTOR

AKUO ENERGY INDONESIA   

Present in Indonesia since 2013, Akuo has an expertise on non-interconnected areas that is particularly suitable in a country of 17,000 islands and the company has implemented Indonesia’s biggest off-grid hybrid solution (Solar PV-Battery-Micro Hydro Genset) in East Kalimantan. Akuo’s mission in Indonesia is to develop innovative renewable energy by local talents that will empower people and communities, while supporting Government’s ambition to reach its Net Zero target.

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                 Mr. JEFF LEE                 MANAGING DIRECTOR INGINE   WAVE ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD.

Ingine Wave Energy Systems offers clean and affordable wave energy converter systems, harvesting efficient wave energy from shallow water with proven technology. In 2025, together with Innovate UK, Ingine is about to launch a unique, zero-emission, wave energy power plant in Sumbawa, to assist remote coastal villages’ energy access.

SHOWCASE EXHIBITORS

(JAN. 19, 2024)

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                 Dr. AJI SULARSO              CO-FOUNDER INDONESIAN LIVEABOARD ASSOCIATION (JANGKAR)  

Mr. Aji Sularso, former Director General of Marine and Fisheries Resources Surveillance, is the co-founder of the Indonesian Liveaboard Association, Head Advisory Board of the Anambas Foundation, and Blue Manta Liveaboard Manager. As a Jangkar’s senior advisor, he has been instrumental in cooperating with government authorities to monitor MPAs, determining diving and cruising regulations and strengthening industry’s sustainable standards. Jangkar’s scope of work has recently expanded to include assisting in the prevention of illegal fishing and facilitating dialogue between NGOs representatives, community leaders and local government officials.  

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                Mrs. SUZY HUTOMO                    FOUNDER ECO TOURISM BALI

Eco Tourism Bali is dedicated to fostering sustainable and climate-friendly tourism by establishing communities through a comprehensive verification system and guidelines for accommodation and restaurant businesses in Bali. Eco Tourism Bali has initiated the Bali Regenerative Program, focusing on sequestrating carbon emissions through mangrove forest and coral planting. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the transformation of Bali into a sustainable destination and actively contribute to achieving Climate Neutrality in the tourism sector.

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           Mr. TOMMY TJIPTADJAJA             CO-FOUNDER & CEO GREENHOPE

Mr. Tommy Tjiptadjaja is an entrepreneur who believes in creating sustainable value by incorporating net positive social and environmental impact in products and services. Selected as a Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur from the World Economic Forum, he has received scholarship from Harvard University. Tommy was inducted into Asia Tatler’s Impact List 2020 as one of the most influential persons in Asia and received a Real Leaders Eco Innovation Award in 2022.  With Greenhope, he has redesigned the future of plastic using oxo-biodegradable additive and cassava-based Ecoplas technologies.

SHOWCASE EXHIBITORS

(JAN. 20, 2024)

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  Mrs. MAHARTI TRIHARTA COLLABORATION LEADER THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE & UNIVERSITY UDAYANA PARTNERSHIP

Originated in 2002 and propelled by the recent efforts to address Bali’s ongoing waste crisis, this collaboration has been established by academic leaders and engineers from two esteemed universities. The joint program integrates various waste management initiatives and innovations developed by the two partners, including ocean plastic projects in Northern Queensland, upcycling oil and gas subsea infrastructures, Balinese indigenous waste management, and several emerging technologies such as mobile pyrolysis, upcycling of plastic to structural projects, and Artificial Intelligence plastic sorting machine to name a few.

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              Mr. ANDRI ZAINUDIN               COMMUNITY & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP MANAGER PLASTIC BANK INDONESIA 

Plastic Bank is a social enterprise with a mission to create a wasteless world, free from plastic pollution and poverty. Its Social Recycling movement empowers communities in vulnerable coastal areas to collect and exchange plastic waste for income and life improving benefits. The communities use the Plastic Bank app® to track their plastic collection, which is then traceably recycled into Social Plastic® feedstock for reuse in various products and packaging. Since 2019, Plastic Bank has collected over 57,000 tons of plastic for recycling and has empowered more than 16,000 collection members in Indonesia.

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   Mr. ANTOINE REPITON-PRENEUF    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ASIA-PACIFIC THE SEARIAL CLEANERS

The Searial Cleaners are at the forefront of battling plastic pollution in Asia with groundbreaking 100% electric, eco-conscious robotic solutions designed to tackle microplastics. This Cleantech enterprise has developed a technology that not only cleans debris plaguing beaches and shorelines but also empower data collection and analysis while driving educational and preventive initiatives. Through collaborative partnerships with governments, NGOs and corporations, The Searial Cleaners are devoted to implementing technological and sustainable solutions that effectively combat plastic pollution.

SHOWCASE EXHIBITORS

(JAN. 20, 2024)

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         LUCINDA MIDDLETON            RESEARCHER CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

Lucinda is a National Geographic Explorer and a PhD candidate from the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods of the Charles Darwin University. Her ground-breaking research in Kubu Raya (West Kalimantan) has shown that mangrove ecosystems are an invaluable part of the local food chain. Mangrove areas greatly contribute to household nutrition security through income-generating activities and food provision. As essential blue carbon systems, these wetlands must be integrated into coastal livelihoods sustainable management strategies.

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                 Mr. ALAN STEEL                  MARI OCEANS

Mari Oceans is a community-based seaweed farming organization that believes wholeheartedly in creating a healthy ecosystem to empower farmers and develop a coastal livelihood alternative that links economic growth both to food security and to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Mari Oceans builds sustainable business models to farm and harvest seaweed in harmony with the environment, making a range of high-quality, versatile products available to buyers across Asia. Located in the Bone district, in South Sulawesi, Mari Oceans farmers have been championing sustainable seaweed farming for over a decade.

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