13 Nov CTC Joins High Profile Ocean Experts Gathering in Bali
CTC recently joined international marine conservation experts at the TONIIC Asia Pacific gathering held in Ubud, Bali on October 28, 2023. TONIIC is a global community of asset owners seeking impact investment opportunities that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). TONIIC’s members consist of high net wealth individuals, family offices, and foundation asset owners from 25 countries.
During the event, CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani joined a panel that discussed ‘Investing in Ocean Health’ together with Abigail Alling from Biosphere Foundation, Razak Radityo from the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, and TONIIC’s Laura Francis. They discussed the various ways in which impact investors can support the United Nation SDG Goal 14: Life Below Water, which is considered the least funded SDGs amongst its 17 counterparts. They noted that investors can support marine conservation initiatives and programs across sectors and at different scales, from global, regional to local initiatives.
Earlier this October, Ms. Djohani, was also one of the speakers at the 2023 The Archipelagic and Islands States (AIS) Forum’s Startup Blue Business Summit. The event was dedicated to exploring sustainable business practices and finding innovative solutions to address the pressing challenges facing our planet, particularly in the realm of ocean conservation.
The event took place on October 10, 2023 in Nusa Dua, Bali and was attended by over 200 participants from representatives of start-up, researchers, investors, non-governmental and community institutions, and government representatives. Ms. Djohani spoke in the session “Revitalizing Global Ocean Governance,” and shared her insights, experiences, and strategies to encourage sustainable economic growth in the Coral Triangle region by supporting blue economy initiatives.
The AIS Forum is a platform designed to include island states and archipelagic countries regardless of their region, size, and development level. A global initiative that brings together 51 archipelagic and island nations to take part in a collective forum addressing challenges of ocean resource usage for sustainable economic growth, climate change resiliency, ocean pollution, emergency management, and the enhancement of sustainable fisheries. Addressing the global ocean governance forums allows AIS countries to advocate for responsible and sustainable fisheries management, the protection of critical marine habitats, and equitable resource-sharing agreements.