Waves of Change Conference Program

| August 12, 2014

Sunday, 4 November

09:00-14:00 – Registration

Day 1: Monday, 5 November

09:30-10:30 – Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome address by Dr. Awni Behnam, IOI President
  • H.E. Dr. Edward Fenech Adami, President of Malta
  • Messages addressed to the conference

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 – High-Level Segment

Keynote Address Woman Head of State

  • H.E. Dr. Joe Borg, EU Commisioner
  • H.E. Dr. Mario Soares, Patron of IOI, former President and Prime Minister of Portugal
    and Chairman of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 – First Plenary: Breaking New Ground

High-level Panel
Prominent youth and women leaders, heads of international organizations, government officials
and civil society will address the role of youth and women in meeting the challenges of the oceans.

16:00 – 16:15 – Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:30 – Session on results of the consultations on the EU Green Paper on Maritime Policy

18:30 – 20:00 – Side Events

  • ANTINEA Exhibition
  • Visit to the majestic grand harbour of the Valletta Waterfront

20:00 – 21:00 – Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, 6 November

09:00 – 10:30 – Plenary Session:

The State of the Ocean: Current Challenges & Future Prospects

  • Distinguished experts will give talks on the state of the ocean and climate change
  • Interactive discussion; global internet respondents

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 – Parallel Sessions:

  • Theme 1 – Marine Biodiversity / Food Security
  • Theme 2 – Education for Sustainable Development
  • Theme 3 – Women’s Caucus

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:30 – Parallel Sessions:

  • Theme 1 – International Polar Year, 2007-2008
  • Theme 2 – Women/Youth and the Sea Program
  • Theme 3 – Establishment of the Youth Parliament

16:30 – 16:45 – Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00 – Arvid Pardo Lecture

  • Side Events
  • ANTINEA, Underwater Film Festival

Day 3: Wednesday, 7 November

09:00 – 10:45 – Plenary Session

Involving Women and Youth in UN Millennium Development Goals Strategies:
Options & Challenges Related to Ocean Protection

  • Empowering women and youth for the 21st century:
  • International governmental and inter-governmental officials and civil society will discuss and devise strategies for achieving the MDGs on poverty eradication; education; empowering women; health; environmental sustainability and ocean governance.
  • Interactive discussion; global internet respondents

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 – Parallel Sessions:

  • Theme 1 – Marine Disasters and Coastal Vulnerability
  • Theme 2 – Ocean Advocacy: Communicating the Message and Effecting Change – Regional Advocacy and Regional Caucuses
  • Theme 3 – Youth Parliament (continued)

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:45 – Parallel Sessions:

  • Theme 1 – Ocean and Climate Change (IMarEST)
    Register for this session at Imarest.org
  • Theme 2 – Public Awareness, Youth and New Media
  • Theme 3 – Establishment of the Youth Parliament (continued)

The session of the Youth Parliament will be held at the Parliament House, Valletta

16:45 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00 – Elisabeth Mann Borghese (EMB) Distinguished Lecture

  • Side Events
  • Underwater Film Festival

20:00 – Gala Dinner

Day 4: Thursday, 8 November

09:00 – 10:45 – Plenary Session:

New Solidarities for Ocean Governance: A Call to Action

  • Development of partnerships from initiatives emerging from the Women’s Caucus, Youth Parliament, Young Entrepreneurs of the Ocean (Theme 3)

10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 – Putting it all together – reports of the thematic sessions (Themes 1 and 2),
and devising the post-conference action plan

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Recommendations, Declaration and launching the WAVES OF CHANGE CAMPAIGN
– Tenth Anniversary of the 1998 Year of the Oceans

15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00 – Closing Ceremony

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