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Local Government Roundtable (Spanish Language Session)

September 12 — 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT

September 12, 2020 1:30 PM EDT


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Session Duration: 1 hour
Organiser: Island Innovation
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Session Description:

The local mayor roundtables consist of one English and one Spanish session and will bring Mayors from across the globe together for an open discussion and information exchange on how local governments are addressing issues around sustainable development on their islands, as well as post-COVID 19 recovery.

Session Speakers:

Francesco Sindico

Founder and Co-Director, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)

Francesco Sindico is the Founder and Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. There he heads EILEAN, an initiative that explores how island communities engage with legal and political processes to promote resilience and sustainability. Francesco has collaborated with Scottish Government in the implementation of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 and has contributed to the first ever National Islands Plan in 2019. In 2020 he has coordinated with Island Innovation a global survey on Islands and COVID-19 with responses from islands in 52 countries worldwide. Francesco leads Island Explorers, an education programme for primary schools that introduces sustainability using islands as a geographical context. Building on Island Explorers, Francesco leads the youth and school component of the One Ocean Hub, a five-year multi partner research for development project focused on global ocean governance.

Francesco Sindico

Founder and Co-Director, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)

Marisol Andrade Cárdenas

Mayor, Municipality of Porvenir

Marisol Andrade Cárdenas, was born on August 23, 1962, in the Porvenir Commune, Tierra del Fuego Province, near Chile.
Basic studies carried out at the Bernardo O’Higgins School, secondary education is carried out at the Higher Institute of Commerce, with the title of Accountant; In the city of Punta Arenas, in the same city, she carries out higher education at the University of Magallanes, graduating as an Accountant Auditor.

In the workplace, she worked at Hospital de Porvenir, Head of the Accounting Department and in the Provincial Government of Tierra del Fuego, position, Head of Administration and Finance. She currently holds the position of Mayor of Porvenir.

Marisol Andrade Cárdenas

Mayor, Municipality of Porvenir

Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa

Mayor, Municipality of Rapa Nui

Pedro Edmunds Paoa has been Mayor of Easter Island for six terms and is a member of the Council of Elders and Honui, which groups together the Rapa Nui clans.

As a Culture Manager and Leader, he participated in the first genealogical research of the Rapa Nui people, in language conservation projects, in toponymy studies and in the projection of the Indigenous Law, which recognized the original peoples of the country.

As a participant in various seminars worldwide and the creator of the LOVE Plan, with its components being Self-Sustainability, Continuous Improvements, Resource Optimization and Respect, Pedro promoted an alliance with the United Nations, making Easter Island a mirror territory of the application of the 2030 Agenda, the basis of the work carried out by the municipality during the pandemic, reaching a territory without coronavirus and establishing itself as the first commune to return to classes.

Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa

Mayor, Municipality of Rapa Nui

Emiliano Torres

Mayor of Bocas del Toro, Panama

Emiliano Torres

Mayor of Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Date:
September 12
Time:
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
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