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Pacific Ecological Security Conference
The East-West Center, in partnership with the Government of Palau, The Pacific Community (SPC), the Global Environment Facility, the Nature Conservancy, the US Office of Insular Affairs, and the US Forest Service, is co-hosting the first Pacific Ecological Security Conference from October 3rd to 5th in Koror, Palau to discuss a coordinated region-wide response against invasive species that threaten ecosystem sustainability, food security, and climate resilience across the Pacific Islands.
Island leaders, development partners, regional organizations, agricultural and natural resource managers, researchers, and the media will convene to raise visibility on the issues, assess high priority needs, develop Strategic Action Plans, and identify necessary actions by individual governments and partners for implementation.
These plans will allow the region to mobilize new sources of international financial support, partnership, and technical expertise to support island resilience.
Key discussion topics include:
- invasive species
- resilience to climate change
- food security
- quality of life
- long-term island sustainability
Keynote speakers include Palau Vice President J. Uduch Sengebau Senior and Honorable Minister Steven Victor of the Palau Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and the Environment. View the list of featured speakers on the conference website.
Conference participation is invitation-only. Recordings of the plenary sessions will be available for public viewing after the conference. Visit Pacific RISA for more information.
About the East-West Center:
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.
About The Pacific Community:
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 27 country and territory members.