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Apr 18, 2014

Hokule'a: Chartering a new course to sustainability

Hokulea at sunset
Hokulea at sunset

“If we view our Earth as an island it becomes apparent that we must change course to ensure a healthy, sustainable world” Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew

In May, as we celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity Diversity: Island Biodiversity, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe -- Hokule‘a, and Hikianalia -- her sister voyaging canoe, will set sail on a three-year voyage around the world to charter a new course for a resilient and sustainable future.

The voyage will be led by a new generation of navigators that will use the signs of the waves, winds and stars to find their way to the Third International Conference of Small Island Developing States (UNSIDS) in Samoa in September 2014. These courageous navigators will bring the stories of our worlds islands and oceans to inspire leaders to take action for a sustainable and resilient future. The Hokule‘a and Hikianalia crew will carry this message to more than 25 countries during its 47,000 nautical-mile voyage.

Take Action to Support the Hokulea: 

  •        Make a donation to help its incredible crew take the message of islands and oceans globally
  •        Confirm your countries support to the Voyage arriving in your country
  •        Share news of the Voyage and its incredible journey
  •        www.hokulea.org

The Global Island Partnership is assisting the Voyage to leaders of island countries and countries with islands. Learn how you can support this innovative partnership: www.glispa.org.

Inspirational Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson.
Inspirational Master Navigator, Nainoa Thompson.
3 years, 49,000 miles, 0 technology
3 years, 49,000 miles, 0 technology
Jan 14, 2014

Building Leadership Around Marine Protected Areas

Seychelles Amb. Jumeau & Kate Brown at IMPAC3
Seychelles Amb. Jumeau & Kate Brown at IMPAC3

 

In the past few months, the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) has made great bounds in connecting island leaders, catalyzing commitments, and furthering islands conservation and community livelihoods.

From 21-27 October, GLISPA hosted two successful events focused on showcasing bright spots in marine conservation and effective marine protected area management at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille, France.

During the Bright Spot Knowledge Exchange, GLISPA facilitated the sharing of experiences and opportunities pertaining to successful MPA management, showcasing various projects and initiatives that have positively impacted ocean health and the protection of marine resources.

“We all know the many threats affecting our oceans, and Seychelles therefore firmly believes these can only be overcome if we come together through collaboration, through commitment, through effective, genuine and durable partnerships and through a shared concern for our oceans,” said H.E. Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues and Chair of the GLISPA Steering Committee, during his opening statement at IMPAC3.

GLISPA celebrates the success of IMPAC3, especially as we enter 2014, which has been declared as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (IYSIDS). 2014 provides incredible opportunities for islands to come together and work toward real solutions that tackle the daunting environmental challenges faced today. Our work in 2014 will be made possible through the continued generosity of our donors and partnerships, whose valuable support is critical for island action.
Oct 14, 2013

Emerging Island Leadership

Amb. Jumeau is greeted by Governor Abercrombie
Amb. Jumeau is greeted by Governor Abercrombie

The Governor of Hawai'i, Neil Abercrombie, announced that Hawai'i will join the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA). "Hawaii will join the Global Island Partnership to share Hawaii’s successes and learn from other islands." stated the Governor during a visit in September from the Chair of the GLISPA Steering Committee, The Hon. Ronny Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States, Republic of Seychelles. The acceptance of this invitation by the Govenor is evidence of growing momentum from Hawaii towards advancing a blue economy. In addition, it is a significant step forward for GLISPA as we work towards faciltiation collaboration between island countries and countries with islands. Support island action and join our Partnership.

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