It was a great honour to see AgUnity as keynote speaker to the audience of honourable ministers, development partners and guests for the Understanding Risk Finance forum this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Climate change is an existential threat to many islands of the Pacific, and the ability for communities and nations to work cooperatively is paramount in reducing that threat. The rich and diverse culture, land and heritage of the people of the Pacific Islands must be protected.
AgUnity CEO David Davies spoke to a very receptive audience, and I had the great pleasure of engaging with everyone after the speech whilst David raced off to Rome FAO headquarters for another talk.
After the forum, I boarded a de Havilland Canada Otter plane (nicknamed the flying coffin) to visit the outer islands of Vanuatu. More to come…
Thankyou to the Government of Vanuatu and the World Bank Group for having us at the event.