Throughout this 12 months’s Island Finance Forum, the finalists and winners of the inaugural Island Innovation Awards had been introduced in a special ceremony involving representatives from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Earthshot Prize, and members of the judging panel.
Launched by President Invoice Clinton eventually 12 months’s Virtual Island Summit, the Island Awards search to establish and reward island leaders and changemakers throughout twelve completely different classes. As an official nominator for the £1 million Earthshot Prize rewarding tasks enacting widespread environmental motion, Island Innovation has additionally put ahead a number of of the winners for consideration.
Lots of of people vied for one of many twelve awards, offering judges with a deep pool of gifted people and worthy tasks to select from. Winners of this inaugural Island Innovation Awards hail from 11 completely different islands all over the world, and their tasks have had a wide-ranging impression on their very own native communities and internationally. You will see that under the listing of winners and their tasks and full info on the winners and finalists will be discovered here.
“This inaugural Island Innovation Awards has been a tremendous showcase of island expertise from all the world over, and an enormous success that we’re very pleased with,” mentioned James Ellsmoor, CEO of Island Innovation.
“Congratulations to all of our glorious finalists and winners, which signify a powerful vary of initiatives from all over the world. We acquired over 330 functions and nominations, which is improbable, particularly contemplating that it’s the first version of the Awards. Thanks to everybody who attended the ceremony, to our awards companions, the Clinton World Initiative, and to our esteemed panel of judges.”
Future Island Chief
Location: Dominican Republic
Sustainable Power Initiative of the Yr
Marine Megafauna Conservation Organization’s instructional programme in South East Mauritius as a part of their essential Challenge “Conservation threatened marine megafauna species in Mauritius”.
Girls SDG Management
Gina Ebanks-Petrie, Director, Division of Surroundings, Cayman Islands Authorities
Location: Cayman Islands
Sustainable Firm of the Yr
Location: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Most Transformational Authorities Sustainability Initiative
Meals Tourism and Agritourism Initiative (FTAI) (Produktif Turism Blong Yumi Initiative), a part of the Vanuatu Department of Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism Technique
Reach Within: Getting to the root of childhood trauma, simply, by Attain Inside
Progressive Island Analysis
Location: Viti Levu, Fiji
Blue Economic system Initiative
Regenerative seaweed farming and internet recycling linked to improved Marine Protected Areas (iMPA) by Coast 4C
Location: 10 small island villages within the Philippines throughout the central and western Visayas, and increasing to an additional 20 small island villages.
Inexperienced Finance and Funding
Most Impactful Island Innovation Ambassadors
Alfredo M. Coro II, Municipal Mayor, Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Philippines
Location: Siargao Island, Philippines
Maria Chnaraki (Hnaraki), Adjunct Professor, Drexel College
Location: Crete, Greece