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Islands and Oceans, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (27 September 2019)
27 Sep 2019 -  1) 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea Art made on/in/with the water in response to the urgency of a changing climate: Sarah Cameron Sunde discusses 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, its upcoming iterations in Kenya, New Zealand and NYC, and how “Water Art” can amplify the movement in unexpected ways.
Speaker:
- Sarah Cameron Sunde, CO-Founder / CO-Curator Works on Water

2) The Journey of Climate Activism – Youth Perspectives from Small Island Developing States This session will narrate the inspiration which drove a young female climate activist and academic from a Small Island Developing States to fight for young people to have a seat at the table, a voice in agenda setting and a say in policy making in the climate change space.
Speaker: Krishnee Adnarain Appadoo, Lecturer in Laws/BLT member, The University of Mauritius/YOUNGO

3) From Social Innovation to Coral Genome Banks
Restore Coral stands for strategy and innovation; implementing emerging technology, “artivism”, strategic liaison, soft power social change & civic participation, paving the way for resilience tourism and the integration of local fisheries in to the restoration efforts of Mexico.
Speaker: Roberto Cerda, PROJECT LEADER Restore Coral

4) Building Bridges Between Islands For Sustainability
The digital revolution is changing the way we live and work, giving new opportunities for island communities worldwide to collaborate and exchange knowledge. This has many implications, but the key is for disparate communities to exchange information with each other without needing to leave their islands. Places as different as the Scottish, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Caribbean have much to leave from each other and we have an opportunity to build (metaphorical) bridges.
Speaker: James Ellsmoor, DIRECTOR Island Innovation

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.