President Nasheed to deliver a keynote speech on climate change at the PRiMO Conference 2015 in Hawaii

President Mohamed Nasheed will deliver a keynote speech at the Plenary Session of the Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) 2015 Conference on 26 March 2015.

The conference will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Samoa, H.E Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi.

President Nasheed’s keynote address will be at the Plenary Session, “The Resilience of Island Destinations”. He will speak on the lessons from the Maldives about creating a resilient tourism industry and the lessons learned of preparing an island destination for the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. President Nasheed will be followed by a multi-sectoral panel of experts from Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, who will discuss how these lessons can be applied to their contexts.

President Nasheed is also scheduled to speak at the University of Hawai’i/East West Center on climate change impacts. During his visit to Hawaii, President Nasheed will meet with leaders of the U.S Pacific Command; visit the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology to discuss ocean acidification and marine coastal restoration. He will also visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whales National Marine Sanctuary to observe whale habitats and reef restoration sites.

President Nasheed’s visit to Hawaii is being sponsored and coordinated by R3ADY Asica-Pacific.