What will happen, when young people, with all their passion and vitality, meet with persistent trouble posed by ancient oceans?
On July 15th, Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance 2019 (hereafter YICGG 2019) was opened in Jakarta, Indonesia. 76 participants from 39 countries would engage in creative thinking and reach for innovative solutions in achieving sustainable marine development.
YICGG 2019 is sponsored by Shanghai Rong Chang Public Welfare Foundation, guided by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia, the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, hosted by Fudan University and Universitas Indonesia, and co-organized by School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Universitas Indonesia.
Bearing the goal of achieving sustainable marine development, YICGG 2019 is themed “Back to the Ocean: Sustainable Development in a Shared Future”. Development of marine economy, cooperation in protecting marine environment, and consensus on sustainable development of the ocean are the three pillars in sustainable development. The competition gathers the creativity and wisdom of young people around the world and builds an international platform incubating sustainable marine development solutions, seeking to provide more possibilities for the utilization and development of the oceans on a global scale.
YICGG family photo
Back to the ocean: Achieving Sustainable Ocean Development in a Shared Future
Rector of Universitas Indonesia Prof. Muhammad Anis and the Cultural Counselor of Embassy of China in Indonesia Zhou Bin extended their welcome at the opening ceremony. Yin Dongmei, Deputy Secretary of CPC Fudan University Committee, announced the commencement of the competition. Witnessed by an audience of over 100 people, Mr. Anis and Ms. Yin rang the brass gong, marking the opening of this year’s event.
The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan delivered a keynote speech. Prof. Su Changhe, Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, Fany Wedhuditama, Regional Coordinator of the Global Water Partnership in Southeast Asia, and Xue Song, Assistant Research Fellow at Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries in Fudan University joined in a panel talk and discussed the sustainable marine development and global governance.
Su Changhe (left), Dean of School of International Relations and Public Affairs of Fudan University, Fany Wedhuditama (middle), Regional Coordinator of the Global Water Partnership in Southeast Asia and Xue Song (right), Assistant Research Fellow at Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries in Fudan University
Ten “World Teams” Design Innovative Solutions to Issues Concerning Sustainable Marine Development
In the preliminary round, 317 participants from 51 countries raised numerous brilliant proposals on protection, utilization and development of global water bodies, with rich and detailed cases cited. These ideas involved various perspectives such as ecological, agricultural and economic views. 76 participants from 39 countries stood out through a rigorous review by the expert group into the final. Noticeably, in YICGG 2019, Obakeng Alphance Sethamo became the first African participant to enter the final since 2007.
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