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Coastal awareness week 2018

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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018. 9:23 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute (CZMAI) is celebrating 20 years of service to Belize as the leading authority in the sustainable use and management of Belize’s coastal and marine resources.

As a part of this year’s celebration, CZMAI will be hosting its 4th Annual Coastal Awareness Week (CAW) 2018.

The event is being hosted under the theme, “Celebrating 20 years of promoting sustainable use and management of Belize’s coastal zone” to be held 22nd – 27th October 2018.

The theme will allow CZMAI and its partners to promote awareness on matters of national economic prosperity and improved living standards, aligned with the wise stewardship of natural resource assets.

The objectives of CAW 2018 are:

  1. To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute;
  2. To highlight the need for synergy among Belize’s economic, environmental and social development; and
  3. To increase public awareness on sustainable development practices in various sectors.

Coastal Awareness Week 2018 will feature a week of exciting and innovative activities that will include participation from a wide cross-section of the society including government agencies, local and international organizations, primary and tertiary level institutions, as well as the private sector.  Specifically, the main activities that will be implemented during CAW 2018 are:

EVENT 1: Primary School Coastal Awareness Trivia Challenge, Tuesday October 23, at the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts, Belize City, 9:00 a.m.

EVENT 2: Tertiary Institution Competition and Informational Fair, Thursday October 25, at Falcon Field, San Ignacio, Cayo, 9:00 a.m.

EVENT 3: Award and Closing Ceremony, Friday October 26, in Belize City, 6:30 p.m.

EVENT 4: Run for the Coast, Saturday, October 27, BTL Park to Baron Bliss Memorial Lighthouse in Belize City, 5:30 a.m.

CZMAI encourages the general public to join in celebrating 20 years of service to the people and country of Belize and work together to achieve our collective vision for a sustainable coast.

CZMAI thanks all the sponsors and partners involved for making Coastal Awareness Week 2018 possible!


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