Featured Speakers

The Right Honorable Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs, Minister for Rodrigues and National Development Unit, Republic of Mauritius

H.E. Mr. Komi Sélom Klassou

Prime Minister of Togo

Hon Premdut Koonjoo

Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Republic of Mauritius

Dr. José Graziano da Silva

Director General, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

H.E. Mr. Karmenu Vella

European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

Jamal Saghir

Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank

Mr. Makhtar Diop

Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank

Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor and Director, University of Queensland and Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Ministers and Officials of the Government of Mauritius

  • Hon Nandcoomar Bodha
    Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo
    Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval
    Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Premdut Koonjoo
    Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands, Republic of Mauritius
  • The Right Hon Sir Anerood Jugnauth
    Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs, Minister for Rodrigues and National Development Unit, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
    Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Republic of Mauritius
  • Dr. Sudesh Lallchand
    Chairperson, National Ocean Council, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Etienne Sinatambou
    Vice Chair of the IUCN Environmental Law Commission and Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Republic of Mauritius
  • Mr. Soondro
    Director, Fisheries, Ministry of Ocean Economy, Republic of Mauritius
  • Dr. Arjoon Suddhoo
    Executive Director, Mauritius Research Council, Republic of Mauritius
  • Hon Marie Roland Alain Wong Yen Cheong
    Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management & Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Republic of Mauritius

Ministers and Delegates of Other Countries

  • Mrs. Diana Beaulieu-Milisavljevic
    Adviser, Development banks, WACA Coordinator, Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, France
  • H.E. Nani Chrougha
    Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Mr. Edchilson das Neves Cravide
    Director, Geology and Mining, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Hon Jean Djaya
    Mayor and Member of Parliament of Grand- Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dr. Abdelmalek Faraj
    Director General, National Research Institute on the Sea, Morocco
  • H.E. Gilbert François
    Minister of Fisheries, Madagascar
  • H.E. Angus Friday
    Ambassador of Grenada to the United States and Mexico
  • H.E. André Johnson
    Minister of Environment and Forest Resources, Togo
  • H.E. Ronald Jumeau
    Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues, Seychelles
  • Mrs. Nancy Karigithu
    Principal Secretary, Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Kenya
  • H.E. Komi Sélom Klassou
    Prime Minister, Togo
  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco
    U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, U.S. Department of State
  • H.E. Hamad Rashid Mohamed
    Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Zanzibar
  • H.E. Agostinho Salvador Mondlane
    Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Mozambique
  • Mrs. Catherine Novelli
    Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Hamed Said Al-Oufi
    Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Oman
  • Mr. Daniel Pettersson
    Section for Global Environment and Climate Change, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Mr. Didier Robert
    President of Réunion Regional Council, France

World Bank Group Representatives

  • Mr. Yuvan A. Beejadhur
    Team Lead, Ocean Economy
  • Dr. Benoît Bosquet
    Practice Manager, Environment and Natural Resources, Africa, World Bank
  • Dr. Raffaello Cervigni
    Lead Environmental Economist, Africa, World Bank
  • Mr. Makhtar Diop
    Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Ms. Eneida Fernandes
    Sr. Private Sector Development Specialist/Tourism
  • Mr. Mbuso Gwafila
    Sr. Energy Specialist, World Bank
  • Mr. Kieran Kelleher
    Consultant and former PROFISH Manager, World Bank
  • Ms. Melissa Landesz
    Environmental Specialist, World Bank
  • Dr. Mark Lundell
    Country Director, World Bank
  • Ms. Noro Rabefaniraka
    Sr. Transport Specialist, World Bank
  • Mr. Satyam Ramnauth
    Country Manager, International Finance Corporation
  • Mr. Jamal Saghir
    Senior Regional Adviser, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Mr. Alex Sienaert
    Senior Economist, World Bank
  • Mr. Makoto Suwa
    Sr. Disaster risk Management Specialist, World Bank
  • Mr. Xavier Vincent
    Sr. Fisheries Specialist, World Bank

Representatives of Other Organizations and Private Sector

  • Mr. Pierre Ah-Sue
    Chairman, Sotravic
  • Mr. Ravin Dajee
    Managing Director, Barclays Bank
  • Mr. Jim Dali
    Head of Technical, Princes Tuna
  • Dr. José Graziano da Silva
    Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Mr. Asvin Deena
    Sr. Relationship Manager, Corporate Banking, Mauritius Commercial Bank
  • Mr. Simon Dent
    New Ventures Director, Althelia Ecosphere
  • Mr. Matthieu Discour
    Director, Agence Française de Développement
  • Mr. Jesse Gerstin
    Sr. Policy Manager, Clinton Climate Initiative, Clinton Foundation
  • Ms. Lucy Holmes
    Sr. Programme Manager, International Sustainability Unit
  • Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
    Professor and Director, University of Queensland and Coordinating Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Mr. Aage Jørgensen
    Country Program Manager, Nordic Development Fund
  • Mr. Raj Makoond
    Chief Executive Officer, Business Mauritius
  • Mr. Ken Poonoosamy
    Managing Director, Board of Investment of Mauritius
  • Dr. Tyrone Ridgway
    Healthy Oceans Program Manager, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • Mr. Jacques Smith
    Chief Executive Officer, Growfish
  • Dr. Joanna Smith
    Marine Spatial Planning Science Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • Mr. Simon Springett
    United Nations Resident Coordinator 
  • Mr. Shekur Suntah
    Director, Mauritius Port Authority
  • Mr. Samba Bocary Tounkara
    Chief Fisheries Expert, African Development Bank
  • Dr. Lisa Emelia Svensson
    Director/Coordinator, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Branch, Division of Environmental Policy and Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mr. Gavin van der Burgh
    Chief Executive Officer, Afritex Ventures
  • H.E. Karmenu Vella
    European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries