From November 26 to 28 participants from over 150 countries from around the world gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference.

Participants at the conference learnt how to build a blue economy that harnesses the potential of the world’s oceans and waterbodies in order to improve the lives of all. IPS had a team of 4 senior journalists at the conference filing daily reports on the discussions and talks. You can find all our coverage here.

More on the Sustainable Blue Economy

The Start of an Important Global Conversation on the Blue Economy

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Jonathan Wilkinson is Canada's Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. A Rhodes Scholar, Wilkinson holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University.

Women Must be at the Heart of Africa’s Blue Economy

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Mahawa Kaba Wheeler is Director for the Women, Gender and Development Directorate, Bureau of the Chairperson, at the African Union Commission

The Blue Economy for the Blue Planet

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Cameron Diver is the Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC).

The Blue Economy – A New Frontier for Small Island Developing States

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Dr Cyrus Rustomjee, is a senior fellow with Global Economy Programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation; and is managing director of CETAWorld, an independent consulting practice.

Q&A: All Sustainable Development Goals Relate in Some Way to the Oceans

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IPS correspondent Carmen Arroyo interviews PETER THOMSON, United Nation’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.

Japan joins Kenya as a co-host of the Blue Economy Conference. Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma (left) met the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on October 6, 2018 in Tokyo. Credit: The Nation

Africa’s Giant Blue Economy Potential

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Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa is Japan’s Ambassador to Kenya and Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

Your IPS Team in Nairobi, Kenya

Meet our senior IPS journalists who provided you with daily reports from the conference in Nairobi.