Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama joined more than 100 speakers including world leaders and experts at the #VirtualIslandSummit2020 to share Fiji’s journey to economic recovery during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister will also contribute towards the discussions on advancing sustainability, climate action, energy and the impact of COVID-19 on Small Island Developing States.
The #summit is a free online event designed to connect global islands to share their common experiences through a digital platform. Join islanders from around the world to share ideas, good practices and solutions.
Bainimarama said that In Fiji, we see ourselves as an incubator for innovation.
That is what all islands have the potential to be – incubators for the big blue and green ideas humanity needs; ideas that can be scaled up across the world.
Yes, our people may be at the frontlines of great emergencies, like climate change. But we can also be at the cutting edge of sustainable development because we are strong, creative and we are resilient and in the face of any challenge, no matter how great, we can adapt and innovate.
We can lead by doing, and we can be the change our world so badly needs- PM Bainimarama made these bold remarks at the 2020 Virtual Island Summit earlier this evening.