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Ocean Connector: Developing and Adapting Technology to Target Global Goals 🎯

May 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet the three Atlantic Indigenous ocean businesses developing innovative ocean technology projects selected under the Samqwane’jk initiative.

Samqwane’jk is a first-of-its-kind initiative led by Ulnooweg Development Group in collaboration with COVE and Upswing Solutions. Indigenous ocean businesses were invited to propose projects in partnership with companies at COVE. Three projects have been selected to receive funding support rolled out over two years.

Join us on May 26th to meet three Atlantic Indigenous Ocean companies selected to receive support under the Samqwane’jk Ocean Partnership Initiative for their innovative ocean projects. The Ocean Connector will also include a vessel tour from one of the awarded companies, so please bring proper footwear.

The purpose of the Samqwane’jk initiative includes building partnerships with ocean technology companies to boost competitiveness, enhance innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing for Indigenous and non-Indigenous ocean businesses alike. In addition to funding, the three selected initiatives will receive training and business development support while aiming to deliver measurable progress against the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more about Samqwane’jk at

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 SDGs, an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and educationreduce inequality, and spur economic growth while tackling climate change and preserving our ocean and forests.

The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. To make the 2030 Agenda a reality, broad ownership of the SDGs must translate into a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals.


May 26, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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