#72 Arno Boersma is the founding partner of Island Impact – a social enterprise that aims to bring positive impact to small island states

Arno Boersma is the founding partner of Island Impact – a social enterprise that aims to bring positive impact to small island states through initiatives in sustainable development – and the former director of UNDP’s Center of Excellence for Small Island Developing States. He is an experienced knowledge strategist with a passion for turning knowledge into action, preferably knowledge related to island opportunities in energy, water, climate, tourism, waste, ocean, and biodiversity. As islands are at the front lines of climate change, their solutions can benefit the rest of the world. Arno has been an entrepreneur as well as worked for multinational firms, the World Bank and the UN. Most recently, from 2016-2019, he led the launch and growth of the UNDP’s Center of Excellence for Small Island Developing States which aims to foster island-to-island collaboration and knowledge exchange. He recently moved from Aruba to Washington, DC where he subsequently launched the Network of Island Professionals.

https://www.islandimpact.co/

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Raj Daniels