FORMER Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has joined an esteemed group of international politicians and ambassadors who will judge an innovation award celebrating projects’ positive change for remote and island communities globally.
the chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) joins a judging team consisting of the UN secretary general’s special envoy for the ocean Peter Thompson, the former president of Kiribati Anote Tong, the former High Representative for the least developed countries Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Oxfam America’s programme manager Maria Concepción and many others.
Islands Innovation is a growing network of communities around the world working together to highlight, lobby and find solutions to challenges specific to islands.
The organisation is now calling for nominations for its island innovation awards, which are being held in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.
The organisation’s director of programming Sarah Foster said: “This is a big opportunity to gain exposure and visibility for sustainability projects across Scottish islands.”
There are 12 categories ranging from future island leader award and sustainable energy initiative of the year to Covid-19 response and the resilient island award.
Application forms and more information can be found here.
The deadline for submitting applications is 5 November. A shortlist of finalists will be published on 2 December ahead of the virtual awards ceremony on 8 December.
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