Mon, 09 August 2021
The James Michel Foundation has formally entered into partnership with leading Blue Economy solutions company, NLA International Ltd, to make blue economies work and expand its international reach. The Southampton-based company champions the implementation of Blue Economy solutions through the utilisation of innovative technologies, tools and processes to create sustainable ocean environments for the people and economies that depend upon them.
Leveraging on the most recent White Paper, Blue Economies in Practice - Raising Lives and Livelihoods, the James Michel Foundation and NLA International will work together to advocate for Blue Economies, understand user needs and then scope and deliver Blue Economy solutions to meet them and inspire future generations of ocean advocates. The combined skills, reach, presence and networks will offer an impact greater than the sum of each part.
NLA International recognises the value of ocean advocacy and the role the ocean plays in Blue Economies. Its International team has an established reputation for delivery of Blue Economy solutions and thought leadership. This will complement the advocacy work of the James Michel Foundation.
“The global oceans are a source of natural capital that could revolutionise the way we work with nature. By creating regenerative ecosystems we can build sustainable prosperity. Our partnership with NLA International allows us to achieve more, sooner commented our Executive Chairman, James Michel.
On his part, NLAI Co-Founder Jonathan Turner says “the exciting opportunity to partner with the James Michel Foundation allows both organisations to pool our research, learning and solutions. This will not only amplify our work and the positive impact it brings to the world, but will enable us to identify, together, what more we can do to make an impact within targeted marine and maritime projects. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the JMF as we work together to bring Blue Economies to life – in the Seychelles and across the world.”