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Localising SDG Implementation in Islands, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (27 September 2019)
27 Sep 2019 -  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.
Panel 1:
Moderator: Kate Brown, Executive Director Global Island Partnership
Speakers:
- Spencer Thomas, MEA Ambassador Grenada
- Yoko Watanabe, Global Manager The GEF Small Grants Programme - UNDP
- John Gilroy, Deputy director, UN Policy, Department of foreign affairs and trade, Ireland
- Celeste Connors, Executive Director Hawaii Green Growth

Panel 2:
Moderator: Arno Boersma, Founder Island Impact
Speakers:
- Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons, Executive Director Palau Legacy Project
- Alfredo Coro, Mayor of Siargao
-Ann Botticelli, Hawaiin Airlines

The SDG Action Zone, held during the High-level week of the UN General Assembly, is a space to break out and engage partners for transformative SDG action in new and innovative ways.