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TPP grantee, Linus Ayangwoh Embe, hosts the International Conference on Coastal CleanUp & Marine Litteri on 9/12/2020 in the Limbe in the South West Region of Cameroon. For more conference information, please see below. We hope you’ll take this amazing opportunity to attend, speak, or exhibit at the event!

Conference Overview
Over 1 million marine animals perish each year due to plastic debris in our oceans. Habitats are destroyed and entire species wiped out. The impact is felt not only by the aquatic ecosystems but also the human population that depends on the sea and rivers for both sustenance and commerce.
Join the first conference against ocean pollution in Cameroon on September 12th, 2020, Venue Holiday Inn Hotel Resort Lumpsum Quarter, Off Church Street
Limbe, South West Region Cameroon, that will be hosted by the Association for Community Awareness (ASCOA). This conference comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. ASCOA’s sustainable ocean conference is the first of its kind in Cameroon and aims to transform the community dynamics between the residents of Cameroon. It will gather the relevant parties from political, economic and public life around one table to curb the production of one-way plastic and to discuss alternative packaging while, at the same time, educating individuals on the proper reuse and recycling of plastic products.

Why this Conference?
Currently, there is a dangerous amount of plastic ending up in the oceans, which has a serious negative impact on all the creatures that call the oceans home. Fish, birds, and other marine animals end up ingesting the plastic or getting wrapped up in plastics, thereby cutting their lifespan and negatively impacting their quality of life. This has a devastating effect on the entire ocean ecosystem, a result that can be mitigated by recycling.
Marine litter notoriously affects the ecosystems of the world’s waterways. As a result, industries such as fisheries and tourism, and even governments, continue to experience sustained economic impacts. To date, few studies have explored the topic of marine litter costs, which limits the ability of local governments to assess the problem and propose solutions or alternative legislation to address the problem.

ASCOA`S Efforts to Combat Plastic Pollution
ASCOA has been fighting against plastic pollution since its inception. Coastlines in Cameroon and around the world are getting choked with plastic packages and trash, thus affecting both wildlife and the population living near water bodies. The situation is further complicated in the country by the current political climate in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. Thousands have been displaced and now lack necessities. In such a situation, the focus of many is justifiably peace and support for displaced people. However, associations such as ASCOA work towards protecting the environment as well as people. We keep the torch of environmental protection alight when others have not. Hope, faith and the desire to give a better life to future generations sustains our daily fight towards eradicating plastic pollution. This conference is an important, concrete step towards change.

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Aim of the Conference
Raise community awareness of plastic pollution and marine littering
Identify sustainable ways to manage and eliminate plastic pollution.
Increase collaboration among various stakeholders on the management of garbage and marine littering.
Exhibit Opportunities
Why Exhibit at the conference?
Demonstrate your products and services face-to-face with experts in the field
Raise brand awareness
Launch new products and services
Attract the attention of national and global media
Benefit from an array of free marketing services from the moment you sign up
Exhibit at the conference by purchasing one of these packages:
$2000 Gold Sponsor: Table for exhibition, 2 seats, and company name listed on participant certificates, project report and logos on marketing materials and program booklet, appreciation certificates from our international partners.
$1500 Silver Sponsor: Table for exhibition, 2 seats, logo on the project report, company name listed on all marketing material and a program booklet.
$1000 Bronze Sponsor. 2 seats, logo on the project report, company name listed on all marketing material and a program booklet.
For more information, contact: Ruth Enjema via [email protected]
Not a company? Become a Media or Institutional Partner for the conference! It will link your organization to a global network of environmental issues and development leaders, NGOs, civil society organizations, research institutes, the private sector, and the media.
For more information, Contact: Frida Leyina Voma via [email protected]