The ADB Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum, to be held on 26-28 January 2022, aims to promote and share innovative technologies, good practices, case studies, and practical solutions to protect and enhance the health and resilience of ocean ecosystems and coastal communities in the region.
The three-day forum will cover 4 thematic tracks: (1) Plastic-free Oceans, (2) Coastal Resilience, (3) Ocean Finance, and (4) Blue Foods. The program will include talks by ocean champions, seaside conversations with ADB management, and special spotlight sessions. Deep dives under each thematic track will feature ocean science, innovations, and technologies along with traditional and proven approaches and solutions (including low-technology and indigenous knowledge) that have potential for scale-up.
An interactive virtual expo will showcase technology solutions for enhancing ocean health from businesses, research institutes, and international and local organizations. All-day networking opportunities will be provided.
This is a flagship event under the ADB Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies, launched in 2019, which aims to increase ocean investments and technical assistance to developing member countries.