UN Environment Program sponsors Caribbean Sea Fan Festival for World Oceans Day 2016

downloadThe Jamaica Gleaner reports that the United Nations Environment Programme / Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit (UNEP/CEP) will collaborate with the Institute of Caribbean Studies to launch the third annual Caribbean Sea Fan Festival online on June 8, 2016.

And for what? World Oceans Day 2016.

“We aim to raise awareness and showcase the work of the wider Caribbean Region on ocean-related projects and activities. We invited the member countries/focal points of the Cartagena Convention to submit information, which we intend to present on social media,” said UNEP/CEP in response to Gleaner queries.

“We collaborated with Dr. Claire Nelson, the founder and president for the Institute of Caribbean Studies, based in Washington, DC last year to showcase projects, activities, stories, videos, etc. for World Oceans Day and although our funding is limited this year, we are still trying to highlight best practices,” the entity added.

“Similarly, there are many ongoing and new initiatives making a difference in this regard within Jamaica and the world and through this collective effort, the health of our oceans can be better sustained,” it said further.

According to CARIBSAVE who is to supply content to UNEP/CEP on their work in the Caribbean for the festival World Oceans Day is an opportunity for advocacy and awareness raising that should not be missed.

For original post, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20160518/festival-oceans

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