The Hon. Dean Jonas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Barbuda Affairs; H.E. Karen Mae Hill, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; and Ideka Dowe, Political and Trade Attaché are currently attending the ‘Sustainable Blue Economy Conference’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Also, in attendance is Joy Marie King, Director of International Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Trade; and Amaya Athill, Legal Counsel in the Department of Environment.
The three-day conference will be hosting 4,000 participants from around the world to explore and coordinate avenues for harnessing the potential of oceans, seas, lakes
The conference will also focus on the latest innovations, scientific advances, and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations. Earlier today, Minister Jonas was a featured guest speaker during an OECD panel discussion on ‘Reaping the Benefits of the Blue Economy to Deliver on the 2030 Agenda: Gearing up International Co-operation and Concessional Finance’. Minister Jonas’ presentation focused on the core socio-economic and environmental measures that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will seek to
Also, Minister Jonas outlined possible obstacles that the twin-island state may encounter during the transition period and