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Monaco Better World Forum to host Egypt event

Monaco Better World Forum to host Egypt event

By Cassandra Tanti - July 15, 2019

The Monaco Better World Forum is organising ‘Water and Ocean Impact Day’ in Egypt to unite the environmental, business and entertainment industries in a global movement to save our planet, with a special emphasis women’s empowerment.

Manuel Costa de la Roche, Helga Piaget and other attendees at the Better World Forum in Cairo

The announcement was made during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt on 1st July in the presence of Dr Yasmine Salah El-Dine Fouad Abdel Aziz, Minister of Environment, Ghada Waly, the Minister of Social Solidarity, and Nabila Makram,  the Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs.

The Monaco Better World Forum (MBWF), in partnership with the Chambers of Ecology and Renewable Energies of Monaco, is planning a two-day event on 26th and 27th November 2019. The opening ceremony will take place at the French Embassy residence.

On the programme for the Water and Ocean Impact Day is an awards gala dinner and a discussion on Environment and Innovation with influential politicians, artists and thought-leaders.

“The Water and Ocean Impact Day and the MBWF is a celebration and a call to action for our precious oceans and water,” said Manuel Collas De La Roche, Founder of the Monaco Better World Forum.

While the event aims to raise global awareness about the state of our oceans and the nvironment, there will also be a particular focus on women’s empowerment, with conferences that highlight the most interesting initiatives in the country.

Forming part of the forum will be the Monaco Better World Forum Awards 2019 in Cairo, honouring key political and celebrity figures committed to the environment and women of who have had a positive impact over the past year.

Participants at the Water and Ocean Impact Day Gala will have the opportunity to support the Aquatica Foundation by bidding on a scientific research expedition to the British Virgin Islands in 2020, which includes a dive with Aquatica Submarines – the company bringing public sub-sea exploration to the world, five days of luxury accommodations, a subsea expedition with Sir Richard Branson and surprise celebrity guests. Participants will help in the identification and tagging of sharks, and conduct a Reef Restoration survey with Dr. David Vaughn from Plant a Million Corals.

The MBWF has also announced the launch of the ‘Better World Coin’ in partnership with SmartBlock Technologies to assist in the set-up of the DEEP platform, among other initiatives.

Meanwhile, the Monaco Better World Forum will finance a project in Egypt that will embrace “better world values”.

Monaco Better World Forum was created by Manuel Collas de La Roche in 2015 and serves as “a global platform of thought leaders and influencers committed to innovating the traditional thinking and standard approaches to humanitarian action, business innovation and environmental security.”



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