Álvaro Sardinha highlights the importance of investing in the blue economy

Álvaro Sardinha highlights the importance of investing in the blue economy

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DILI, 10 june 2024 (TATOLI) – Álvaro Sardinha, a Portuguese consultant specializing in the Blue Economy, on the occasion of World Oceans Day, which is celebrated annually on june 8, highlighted the importance of Timor-Leste investing in the blue economy.

“Given that the Blue Economy leads to the creation of new jobs in various areas, it is essential that new education systems, new courses, new programs are created so that young people can acquire these skills,” said Álvaro Sardinha, on the sidelines of the Blue Economy Leadership Training, in Dili.

The training aimed at municipal authority presidents and future young ambassadors of the blue economy, as well as representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the media.

“We are organizing the Blue Economy Leadership Training program in Timor-Leste, in Dili, which is a very important program. It’s a leadership program, a preparation program for economic agents and governance. These are essential tools for the implementation and development of the Blue Economy,” said Álvaro Sardinha.

He stressed that it is essential to train human resources so that they acquire knowledge, skills, and good strategies that can be put into practice.

Sardinha argues that “people can benefit from the Blue Economy as it creates economic diversity, new companies, new activities, more jobs, and new well-paid professions with the possibility of an international career.”

Sardinha also said that Timor-Leste has the conditions to become a leading country in the Blue Economy, because it is a young country.

During his stay in the country, Sardinha will not only give training sessions organized by the Land and Maritime Borders Office but will also make a special presentation on the potential and opportunities of the Blue Economy in Timor-Leste to the Council of Ministers next Wednesday (12/06).

World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on june 8, this year under the theme ‘Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean and Climate’ focuses on growing progress towards creating a more healthy planet and more equal society.

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Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Filomeno Martins 


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