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New York, 28 May 2024 - UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge unveils its fourth cohort of thirteen ocean innovators. who offer fresh thinking and novel approaches to a healthier, more resilient ocean, and will benefit vulnerable Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and coastal Least Developing Countries (LDCs)

The new cohort of innovators, backed by UNDP’s Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) with support from Sweden and Norway, will receive up to US$40,000 in financial support and undergo up to six months of intensive mentorship. Their projects range from tackling waste and seaweed farming to enhancing community-based ecotourism and empowering coastal communities, to stimulate socio-economic growth while protecting vital marine ecosystems. 

Meet our fourth cohort of Ocean Innovators. Read the news about the new cohort Ocean Innovators on the UNDP Newsroom.