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5th High Level Dialogue - Lagos, Nigeria



April 28 - 30, 2019 


Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Posted 2019-03-29

5th High-Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue on Atlantic Interactions

Promoting wealthy Atlantic regions through south/north - north/south research and innovation networks driven by the AIR Centre

Jointly organized by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre)

Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
April 28-30, 2019


Atlantic Interactions is an ongoing intergovernmental initiative to unleash the full potential of the Atlantic Ocean for society. It acts as framework for scientific and technology collaboration and development of innovative ideas, common policies, shared research programmes and joint projects, aligning national priorities and global challenges, such as the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Roadmap for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Since 2016, a series of workshops were held in a number of cities, mobilising governments, researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide, towards the development of a new science and technology agenda for an integrative approach to the better understanding of the Atlantic Ocean.

With the aim to advance with the Atlantic Interactions initiative, four High Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogues already took place. The first one in Terceira island, Azores, on April 2017, aimed to address the need to further study and conduct research in Atlantic regions. The second one in Florianopolis, Brazil, on November 2017, where the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) was formally created, aimed to implement the Atlantic Interactions Agenda (“Florianopolis Declaration”). The third one in Praia, Cape Verde, on April 2018, showcased the advances in the creation of the AIR Centre, including the identification of the main scientific domains of interest, as well as an initial set of programmes and projects (“Praia Declaration”). The fourth one in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, on November 2018, delivered the AIR Centre as an international distributed scientific organization and encouraged more countries to join the initiative, following the path already by other countries (“Canary Islands Declaration”).

The forthcoming 5th High Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue Atlantic Interactions, to be held Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, on April 28-30, 2019, will focus on the latest achievements in expanding the network, consolidating partnerships and delivering projects for the preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and for the benefit of all people living around the Atlantic Ocean.

We invite you to participate in this relevant event that will contribute to the further development of the AIR Centre.

The Preliminary Program is now available and it includes a welcome reception on Sunday, scientific and technical sessions on Monday and institutional/political sessions on Tuesday. The detailed draft program and practical information on how to attend to the event will be soon available.

Registration will soon open. Meanwhile, please confirm your participation to the email

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

More information at and

Please find attached the updated AIR Centre flyer.

Looking forward to receiving you in Victoria Island, Lagos

Sincerely yours,
5th High Level Dialogue Organisation Team