Guest Contributor | Jul 29, 2020 | 0
High profile award for fishing policy
Nguvauva proudly accepted the award on behalf of Namibia. He stressed: “It gives me great pleasure to stand before you today to receive the Future Policy Award 2012 on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and indeed the entire Namibia. My presence here is a testimony to over twenty years of Namibia’s efforts to rebuild the stocks of its marine resources and manage the fisheries on a sustainable basis as envisaged in the cardinal law of the land, in Article 95 of the Namibian Constitution.“
In the ceremony the importance of healthy oceans and coasts for the well being of future generations was stressed by high profile speakers like Dr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), who delivered the welcome address, Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the World Future Council and the Right Livelihood Award.