We are currently reviewing applications for the 2016 Blue Economy Challenge
A call to action
Aquaculture has great potential to contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and economic growth. But if the industry’s growth is at the expense of ocean health and conservation, then developing countries will not harvest long term social and economic benefits.
This AU$3 million challenge calls for innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, NGOs and academics to rethink advances in aquaculture to provide solutions that ensure both sustainable development and environmental sustainability.
“We are just beginning to glimpse the enormous challenges and opportunities
presented to us by oceans – in our case the mighty Indian Ocean.”
Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Why a Challenge?
A Challenge is a new approach to an old problem. In short, it is an open process that expands the pool of talent and creativity to find, create, incubate, and accelerate effective and impactful solutions to complex problems. The result can inspire faster, better and cheaper solutions for the international development aid program.