The Governor of Mombasa, H. E. Hassan Ali Joho was a key player in the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi this week. It was the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 17,000 participants from around the world came together to learn how to build a blue economy that:
a) Is intended to harness the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing states, women, youth and Indigenous peoples
b) leverages the latest innovations, scientific advances and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations
Governments and donors pledged billions of shillings to implement conclusions of the conference. ALSO Kenya said that it is committed to establish a blue economy bank to support the growth and development of the sector.