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Blue Ventures and partner shortlisted for SEED Awards

Blue Ventures’ collaborative research project with Madagascar’s Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines (IHSM), has been selected as one of twelve finalists of the SEED Awards, an international contest to find the most promising, innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships for sustainable development

The announcement of the finalists was made by Achim Steiner, Director General of the World Conservation Union (IUCN ), and Ian Johnson, Vice President of the World Bank, at a reception with government ministers from across the world attending the IUCN World Congress in Bangkok.


Mr Steiner commented, ‘the finalist projects demonstrate both the potential of partnership and the power of entrepreneurship. Together these form a vital force towards sustainable development.’

Blue Ventures would like to thank the generous support of USAID and Lufthansa, who kindly funded Dr. Mara Edouard of the Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines and Alasdair Harris of Blue Ventures to represent the partnership at the World Congress.