AIS Youth Conference in Bali: Raising Awareness About Maritime and Climate Issues

Bali, Badung, October 6, 2023

The Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum has launched its inaugural AIS Youth Conference, a pivotal component of the AIS Forum Summit series. This significant conference is slated to unfold over a three-day span, commencing on October 6th and concluding on October 8th, 2023. 

Under the overarching theme of “Bridging the Waves for the Oceanic Future We Aspire To,” the AIS Youth Conference brings together youth delegates hailing from 29 AIS Forum member countries, representing three distinct regions: the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indies.

AIS forum in Bali October 2023

Photo Source: GPR Media Release, | The Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum held the AIS Youth Conference as part of a series of the first AIS Forum Summit. The conference will last for three days, namely 6-8 October 2023 at the Mulia Nusa Dua Hotel, Badung, Bali Province.

Youth Delegates Advocate for Ocean Sustainability at 2023 AIS Youth Conference

A group of young delegates, carefully selected by the AIS Forum Secretariat, have convened for the 2023 AIS Youth Conference. Their mission: to promote sustainable ocean protection and bolster the blue economy.

On October 6, 2023, Jodi Mahardi, the Deputy for Coordination of Maritime Sovereignty and Energy at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, officially opened the AIS Youth Conference.

Riny Modaso, Head of the AIS Forum Secretariat, highlighted the significance of the conference within the AIS Forum’s initiatives. Its primary goal is to actively involve the younger generation in processes and activities aimed at increasing regional awareness of marine and climate issues.

According to Riny, “The young generation is crucial in addressing global challenges faced by AIS countries in preserving oceans and maritime resources.”

Riny also outlined the conference’s agenda, featuring four principal topics: “AIS Youth for Ocean-based Climate Actions,” “Advancing Youth-led Blue Entrepreneurship,” “Project & Business Management 101 for AIS Youth,” and “Youth-advocacy in International Ocean Diplomacy.”


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Over two days, AIS Forum’s youth delegates will discuss these critical topics. On the third day, they will visit one of Bali’s marine eco-tourism destinations.

Riny added, “They will engage in panel sessions, discussions, and visits to Bali’s local fishing industry and marine eco-tourism activities. Additionally, these young delegates will draft an AIS Youth Declaration, a crucial element in driving tangible action for a better marine future.”

In the context of the 2023 AIS Forum Summit, Riny expressed hope that a delegation of AIS youth would have the opportunity to attend the Leader’s Lunch with heads of state at the summit’s pinnacle. If this occurs, they will have the chance to share the advocacy and outcomes of the 2023 AIS Youth Conference with summit delegates.

In conclusion, Riny remarked, “The 2023 AIS Youth Conference represents a significant step in preparing the younger generation to take on leadership roles in protecting and fortifying our oceans and the blue economy. This is a concrete stride toward realizing the marine future we desire.”

About AIS Forum:

Archipelagic and Island States ( AIS) Forum is a forum for cooperation between island and archipelagic countries around the world which aims to strengthen collaboration to overcome global problems in four main areas, namely climate change mitigation and adaptation, blue economy, handling plastic waste in the sea, and governance. good maritime. The AIS Forum Summit was held to strengthen the AIS Forum’s role as a center for smart and innovative solutions, as well as a platform for mutual cooperation in pushing forward the future agenda for global ocean governance.