Blu Hope


A day packed with sessions and activities that highlight and address the voices of the youth ocean defenders.

Photo : Alex Lindbloom

Video : Sixteen year old Alice dives through the Looking Glass into the underwater world of Borneo, learning to SCUBA, discovering sharks and finding the ocean wild is not all as it appears at the surface.Film by Shark Stewards and Scubazoo. TRT 10:48

Plastic Eco-Warriors

11th June 2020
8:00am to 8:50am (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
1:00am to 1:50am (London)

Moderator: Maya Karin, Actress & Environmentalist Panel: Zero Waste Malaysia members Sue Yee Khor, Co-Founder & Vice-President Marylyn, Head of Project & Engagement Gedeon, Team lead of People Team

Maya Karin


#WOW Panel Discussion: Marine Conservation Research by the Universities in Asia

11th June 2020
12:00pm to 1:20pm (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
5:00am to 6:20am (London)

Student Edition: Marine Conservation Research by the Universities in Asia

Nora Ismail (Singapore)

– Lala Calle (Philippines) – Giant Clams
– Reza Cordova (Indonesia) – Marine Pollution & Fisheries
– Samuel Chan (Singapore) – Coral Reefs Monitoring
– Rabitha Daud (Malaysia) – Current Circulation
– Suneha Jaganathan (India) – Artificial Reefs



Plastic Waste: An Inconvenient Truth for South-East Asia Region – What would work for us?

11th June 2020
3:00pm to 4:50pm (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
8:00am to 9:50am (London)

Welcome note: Mr. David Thomas, Deputy British High Commissioner to Malaysia

Moderator: Dr S. Sri Umeswaran, Chief Executive Officer, ESECO (Circular Economy Expert)


Youna Lyons, Senior Research Fellow with the Ocean Law and Policy Programme of the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Janet Salem, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP, Bangkok

Jacqueline Chang, Country Representative, Circular Economy Club, Malaysia

Czarina Constantino, National Lead (No Plastics in Nature Initiative), and Project Manager, Plastic Smart Cities, WWF Philippines

Quynh Nguyen My, Project Manager and Field Activity Lead of Plastic programme, WWF Vietnam

Kirana Agustina, Policy Specialist For Global Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia

Dr Shima Barakat, Director, Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Programme and Managing Director of Value in Enterprise, University of Cambridge 




11th June 2020
6:00pm to 7:20pm (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
11:00am to 12:20pm (London)

Moderator: Amelia Lim (ADEX PIXEL Host)

– Swietenia Puspa Lestari, 25 years old, Indonesia, Divers Clean Action
– Sandra Teoh Zhi Yi, 29 years old, Malaysia, Council Member and Project Leader of Langkawi Dolphin Research Organization: The MareCet Research Organization, Malaysia
– Crystle Wee, 26 years old, Singapore, Marine Biologist
– Scott Nguyen, 33 years old, Vietnam, Journey of Youth – JOY
– Mogesh Sababathy, 22 years old, Malaysia, Co-Founder of Project Ocean Hope and the Chapter Leader for Sustainable Ocean Alliance Malaysia
– Ridhima Pandey, 12 years old, India, Climate Activist



Presentation by Beijing University

11th June 2020
8:00pm to 8:50pm (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur)
1:00pm to 1:50pm (London)

Peking University Diving Association
Indispensable Strength Towards Marine Conservation

– Zhao Xinliang -Peking University Professor, Professional Consultant for Several National Charity Foundations
– Song Shuang -Third Vice President of Peking University Diving Association
– Zhu Yi-Peking University Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Biomechanics and Medical Engineering, Former Director of IT Department of Peking University Diving Association
– Chen Rong-Founding Planner of Peking University Diving Association, Third President of Peking University Diving Association
– Shu Peng-PhD student of the Peking University Major in Chinese, Member of Peking University Diving Association
– Zhang Weiyi-Peking University School of Medicine, Medical Experiment, First Finance Minister for Peking University Diving Association