Giving “blue solutions” the green light
The Asia-Pacific is the region that is perhaps most vulnerable to climate change and ocean degradation, being heavily dependent on the seas for food provision and economic development. Challenges with pollution, climate change impacts, biodiversity loss and patchy governance, among others, make the transition to a sustainable ocean economy in the Asia-Pacific complex and occasionally even daunting. At the same time, the global conversation on the ocean typically happens elsewhere.
Entering its second year, the summit will cover the length and breadth of the sustainable ocean economy with sessions on governance, climate change, finance, supply chains, innovation and technology, shipping, tourism, fishing and aquaculture. A key theme for the summit will be marine pollution and addressing the problems of plastics and chemicals in the ocean.
This two-day programme will take place at the Resorts World Convention Centre in Singapore in-person. Up to 12 sessions over the course of the summit will be live-streamed to a wider audience virtually. View the agenda to see the virtual sessions.
We cordially invite you to the virtual event Lighthouse Webinar – Scaling Solar: A Knowledge Exchange between India and Africa
This event is part of the Lighthouse Initiative, a collaboration between the World Bank Group and International Solar Alliance, supported by FCDO, that intends to leverage India’s experience to support the development of the solar energy sector in Africa.
The event will be graced by ISA’s Director-General; Country Director, World Bank India; and other eminent speakers including developers, government representatives and financiers.
Time: 18:00 – 20:45 IST | 7:30 AM – 10:15 ET
Every year, we bring together more than 300 systems-changing social entrepreneurs, young leaders, corporate partners and philanthropists to multiply their social impact. Ashoka’s most important global milestone, the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, is the space for these pioneering changemakers to connect, learn and work together to build a world where everyone is a changemaker and therefore, a world where everyone can thrive.Decisions, our concept for ACMS´s 5th edition
We live in a historic moment. Constantly faced with new crossroads, we’re trying to address the compounding crises affecting our countries, our communities, and our planet. Forced displacement, conflict, authoritarianism and famine are still present, while democracy is at risk after years of populism and disinformation.
As changemakers concerned about the common good, how do we make decisions — equitable, forward-thinking decisions—in such a volatile, rapidly-changing world?
The fifth edition of the Ashoka Changemaker Summit will be held in the city of Brussels – heart of decision-making in Europe and the world – so we might focus on exactly that: decisions and the complex values and variables that underlie them.
Building on 40 years of working with leading social innovators, we’re bringing together entrepreneurs who have visionary ideas for systemic change and intimate familiarity with on-the-ground realities. And we’re betting on the power of our community: young changemakers, leaders from business and philanthropy, and this year, some of the most pioneering policymakers of the public sphere.The Brussels Effect
After two years, we’re excited to host an international in-person event again!
Brussels is the heart of Europe’s decision-making processes and has a growing vibrant social innovation ecosystem. It is the ideal space to build bridges between policymakers, innovators and private actors.