Island Ambassador from Dominica Connecting with Global Island Network
Island Innovation, an international social enterprise, has announced this year's Island Innovation Ambassadors, a network of islanders from across the globe, including Ambassador from Dominica. These new members empower islands by communicating and developing creative solutions to shared challenges.
The Ambassadors will serve as bridges between their communities, connecting distant islands to ignite conversations about complex and evolving issues. Ambassadors will serve as representatives for island communities across the globe, ranging from Dominica to Öland (Sweden) to Fiji to Jamaica to Hawaii to Tierra del Fuego (Chile). They will partner with and amplify the voices of politicians, entrepreneurs, innovators, activists and community leaders. The ambassador network allows for global exchange in expertise without geographic limitation, and encourages collaboration.
The Ambassadors will collaborate towards creating a successful Virtual Island Summit, which will be held online from September 6-12, and anticipates over 10,000 island stakeholders in attendance. In the face of emerging worldwide crises such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of international problem-solving fostered by the Virtual Island Summit is more critical than ever.
Farah Theodore from Dominica describes herself as a - 'Nature Island lover who wants to bring awareness to environmental issues as well as encourage islanders to embrace sustainable development'. She also hopes to help initiate the formation of an environmental protection agency and environmental court. Currently, an undergraduate law student and freelance journalist writing on human rights and environmental issues.
James Ellsmoor, Island Innovation founder, commented: "The Island Innovation ambassadors play an incredibly important role in transmitting sustainable innovations between island communities and sharing best practices. This year's ambassador cohort is incredibly passionate about economic and environmental issues facing islands, international cooperation, and sustainable development. We are thrilled to have Miss. Farah Theodore representing Dominica"
Island Innovation brings together the private sector, government, utilities, NGOs and universities to advance innovation for sustainability and prosperity in islands worldwide.