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Islands are on the frontline of climate change. Yet islands are laboratories for innovation and action. This event offers the opportunity to profile island leadership – amplifying all of the voices of islands and catalysing partnerships that support Samoa Pathway implementation.

The aims of this panel are to:
– Inspire leadership and catalyze investment in island-led solutions that are building resilience and contributing to sustainability
– Showcase the inspiring leadership of island leaders and supporters spearheading sustainability and resilience solutions.
– Ensure island progress, opportunity, needs and inspiration is captured throughout each of the high level policy opportunities throughout the week – demonstrating real, local and tangible progress on SDG implementation and the Samoa Pathway.


Spencer Thomas
MEA Ambassador


Yoko Watanabe
Global Manager

The GEF Small Grants Programme - UNDP

Kate Brown
Executive Director

Global Island Partnership

Celeste Connors
Executive Director

Hawaii Green Growth

Arno Boersma

Island Impact

Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons
Executive Director

Palau Legacy Project

Willy Kostka
Executive Director

Micronesia Conservation Trust

September 27, 16:00
16:00 — 17:00 EST (GMT-5) (1h)

SDG Action Zone


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