Empowering Future Stewards: Commonwealth Youth for Ocean Science, Policy and Advocacy

Event date: 08 August 2023, 13:00 - 14:30
A group of young people in front of a sign that says "Save our Ocean"

Join the Commonwealth Blue Charter in celebration of International Youth Day as we showcase youth-led ocean action and unlock the potential of youth as future leaders in ocean and marine conservation.

This webinar will:

  • showcase the diversity of solutions and innovative approaches used by young people across the Commonwealth to address ocean sustainability challenges
  • raise awareness among young people on the importance of the ocean in achieving a sustainable future and the need for collective action
  • create opportunities for youth-led organisations to network, establish partnerships and collaborate on ocean sustainability solutions.


  • The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • Her Excellency Therese Rath High Commissioner of Belize to the United Kingdom
  • Paulo Kautoke Senior Director, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Lindsey Getschel Senior Associate, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance
  • Ruth Gutierrez-Corley PhD candidate, Islands and Small States Institute
  • Lucky Abeng Climate Justice Expert, South-South Youth Platform for Climate Justice
  • Matthew-Pierre Rogers Marine Biologist, Kee Farms
  • James Lloyd Student, University of York
  • Dr Josheena Naggea (moderator) André Hoffmann Fellow, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions 


Watch the webinar