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Speakers will offer insights on how communities of faith must be at the forefront if we are to see a sustainable future. They will discuss decisive steps in restoring and protecting marine and freshwater ecosystems, and reducing pollution that contaminates those systems. The participant will hear and contribute about innovative approaches and ways to adapt food preferences and lifestyles to uphold creation as a gift.

The year 2022 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. 

Speakers will include:

Rev. James Bhagwan, general secretary, Pacific Conference of Churches
Christiana Louwa, World Forum of Fisher Peoples
Prof. Dr Mathew Koshy Punnackadu, environmental scientist, writer and activist, Church of South India Synod Dept. of Ecological Concerns
Solene Jetzer, consumer scientist project leader, Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center
Rev. Dr Upolu Luma Vaai, principal, Pacific Theological College

Moderators:  Katlego Mohuba (South Africa) and Tsiry Nantenaina (Madagascar)

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