The Island Innovation creative agency for islands and archipelago would be holding the “Island Finance Forum 2023 on April 18-20 virtually with six contacts namely: risk & finance, climate finance, renewable energy finance, blue economy, FinTech and Innovation with start-up ecosystems.

The first day would headline five sessions along with the opening session with the Bermuda’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Walter Roban, Saint Kits and Nevis’ Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Denzil Douglas and one of the major sponsoring partner from Bahamas Kevin Cambridge. This would be followed by a networking session with other islanders and be perfect for discissions and finding people with shared interests around the world.

Then second day is about financing the renewable energy transitions in islands out of the blue: the blue economy and conservation finance. Likewise, this day would conduct sessions on green economy and wind-up with a networking round as well. Finally, the last day would underscore weather hazards, public debt and the green and blue economy. There is also a well-anticipated closing session on blue economy solutions showcase and digital innovation & FinTEch for Climate Action.

Marinduque Island would be Dr. Randy Nobleza, the Island Innovation Ambassador and the Academic Council Representative. He recently touched-based with civil society organization and key local government officials to mainstream Rights of Nature and orange economy as viable alternative to mining and extractive industries in Marinduque.

Marinduque State College’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), has become a Founding Member of Island Innovation’s newest venture, the Island Innovation Academic Council. Membership is open to academic institutions that facilitate studies centered around topics of particular relevance to islands, such as sustainability, the Blue Economy, as well as the culture, economy, biodiversity and environment of island territories all over the world.

One of the main goals of The Academic Council is to establish a greater academic focus on island communities by utilizing islands’ social, economic and cultural realities as the context for exploring these topics. This will provide the opportunity for members to disseminate their research to a wider audience, and maximise the impact of this to future innovators. An added benefit is the facilitation of an enhanced level of engagement between multiple stakeholders, such as researchers, NGOs, and policy makers.

Island Finance Forum – Draft Agenda