For the week of 13 November 2017
Letter from the Editor
Join us Tuesday, December 12 at 1pm EST (New York) / 10am PST (Los Angeles) / 6pm UTC (London) for a webinar on The African Marine Waste Network: Inviting Participation presented by Tony Ribbink of the Sustainable Seas Trust.
After South East Asia, Africa is pouring the second largest amount of debris into the oceans of world. Predictions are that within the next three decades Africa will produce more marine debris than any other continent unless strong, concerted collaborative actions are taken within countries and across their borders.
The AMWN is finding solutions to these challenges. An early step was to host the African Marine Waste Conference where delegates from Africa interacted with experts from around the world. The strategy arising from the conference will be outlined in the webinar. People from around the world will be invited to help achieve the goals, particularly in building capacity, education, research and promotion of sustainable economic enterprises in impoverished settlements.
Register now at https://oct.to/OCWebinar155.
Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
- Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team
PS: We're taking next week off from the Weekly Update for American Thanksgiving. We'll be back in your inboxes on the first of December!