Mon 27 Jun - Tue 28 Jun 2022
Shaping a Circular Blue Economy in the Mediterranean
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Timezone: Africa/Cairo
09:30 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 10:30
OPENING SESSION - Welcome Speeches - Keynote
Ehab Shalaby
Chairman of DCarbon Egypt
Dr. Amr Zakaria Hamouda
CEO National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Yorgos Stephanedes
University of Patras
10:30 - 12:00
Regional cooperation for a Circular Blue Economy in the Mediterranean

Strengthening regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries is key in achieving a more Circular Economy, preserving healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and boosting competitiveness in blue economy sectors. In this session, we discuss about current and future plans and initiatives shaping the Circular Economy transition in both shores of the Mediterranean.

 

moderator :
George Kremlis
President of Circle the Med Forum, Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister for energy, climate, environment and circular economy, Honorary President of Circular Clima Institute, Honorary Director, EC, Mandated by DG ENV for Circular Economy and Insularity
Eleni Hatziyanni
Policy Officer, DG MARE (EC)
Adriana Salazar Olivan
Blue Economy Expert Water, Environment and Blue Economy Division, Union for the Mediterranean
Pol Rovira
Project Manager, Blue Economy component, SwitchMed programme, MedWaves, the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for SCP (former SCP/RAC)
Prof. Amr El Sammak
Professor of Marine Science/Formal CEO, EEAA Egypt
Nayrah Shaltout
Assoc. Prof., Marine Environment, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria, Egyptian National Representative and Coordinator for BLUEMED Initiative
Maria Groueva
Project Officer, Interreg Euro-MED Programme
12:00 - 12:30
Coffee break
12:30 - 14:00
Boosting public-private partnerships for a Circular Blue Economy

A Circular Economy thrives on collaborations. This session examines challenges and potentialities of public-private partnerships with panellists sharing their insights and experiences to identify barriers and opportunities related to circular blue economy entrepreneurship and public investments.

moderator :
Dimitrios Kokosioulis
CEO Dynamic Vision, Interreg MED BLUEfasma project, Interreg MED Green Growth Community project
Aomar Bourhim
Head of the Multilateral Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests, Mοrocco, National Coordinator of WestMED initiative, Focal point for the MSP global IOC UNESCO
Hesham Hagag
CEO at Hagag farms
Dr. Amr Zakaria Hamouda
CEO National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Dr. Asmaa M. ElNokrashy
Lecturer & Technical consultant
Dr. Charaf M’Rabet
Tunisian Association for the Development of Artisanal Fishing (ATDEPA), ENI-CBC FISH MED NET project
Aliki Karousou
Region of Crete, Interreg MED BLUEfasma Project
14:00 - 15:00
Networking lunch
15:00 - 16:00
Challenges and opportunities of the Fisheries sector in Egypt

This session focuses on the challenges faced by the fishing industry in Egypt: Lands are deteriorating and competition with the agriculture sector is rising. The impact of the rising costs of exploitation and the impact of climate change are also strong elements impacting the sector. Solutions at the local level will be presented.

 

moderator :
Sherif El-Refaey
Co-founder at Greenation initiative
Dr. Abd El-Rahman Khattaby
Senior Researcher at CLAR Marketing and technical support manager at Aller aqua
Dr. Radi Ali
Vice-Dean of Faculty of fisheries and aquatic Science, Kafr-el-Shaikh University
Marwa Lotfy
Head of fish & fishery products inspection department at National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) – EGYPT.
Dr. Doaa Mohamed Elgebali
Chairperson African women fish processors and traders network, Egypt
16:00 - 17:15
How can circular practices benefit the economy?

This session explores transnational projects’ results and best practices, innovative tools and recommendations towards a common goal: a circular blue economy. Panelists will share their insights related to the need for strengthening science-business collaborations and integration of the civil society towards this goal.

moderator :
Yorgos Stephanedes
University of Patras
Thanasis Koukounaris
University of Patras, Interreg MED BLUEfasma project
Konstantina Marousi
University of Patras, Interreg MED BLUEfasma project
Andrea Alvito
IMC foundation - International Marine Centre, Interreg MED BLUEfasma project
Dimitrios Kokosioulis
CEO Dynamic Vision, Interreg MED BLUEfasma project, Interreg MED Green Growth Community project
Ierotheos Zacharias
Professor in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras.
Emmanuel Maniscalco
Senior EU Programmes Officer, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe, Interreg MED Blue Growth Community project
Essam Nada
Program Manager - ENI-CBC Plastic Busters CAP, Al-Rames Society for Local Community Development of Barrany (NGO)
17:15 - 18:00
Closure & Networking coffee break
Yorgos Stephanedes
University of Patras