Our Ocean has been rescheduled for AprilĀ 13 and 14, 2022.

Call for Side Event Proposals

The 7th Our Ocean Conference invites proposals for side events to be held on April 13 and 14 of 2022 in Koror, Palau. Side events will highlight concrete actions that help address the main threats facing our ocean, and that foster and strengthen partnerships for ambitious ocean action.

How to Apply for Side Events

Side event proposals must be submitted by February 14th, 2022 by clicking here.
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Eligibility for Side Event Proposals
  • Proposals must address at least one of the six action areas of the 7th Our Ocean Conference (i.e. Climate Change, Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Blue Economy, Marine Protected Areas, Maritime Security, and Marine Pollution.)
  • Eligibility is open to all interested organizations..
  • Organizations are encouraged to submit joint proposals. A lead organization must be identified at the time of submission.
  • In the case too many applications are received, an effort will be made to connect organizations and explore the possibility of merging events.

Selection Criteria for Side Events
  • Only one application per organization will be accepted.
  • Proposals must address at least one of the six thematic priorities of the 7th Our Ocean Conference.
  • Preference will be given to side events that:
    • Highlight new announcements/commitments;
    • Consider the participation of local indigenous groups, youth, small island developing states, or populations who rely on the ocean for their livelihoods;
    • Are balanced with regards to gender, geographical representation, sectoral representation, etc.

Side Event Organizer Roles
  • Develop and manage the overall event, concept, format, and program
  • Highlight the session and any announcements via existing communication channels

Visibility and Branding
  • Side events will be listed on a dedicated page on the 7th Our Ocean Conference website and relevant social media advertisements.
  • Organizers may use the dedicated branding and templates for side events of the 7th Our Ocean Conference.
  • Logos for the Republic of Palau or the United States may not be used.

Should you have any further questions about the side events proposal process, please contact the 7th Our Ocean Conference organizers at bridge@palaupresident.info and ourocean2022@state.gov.