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Dona Bertarelli

UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy

Dona Bertarelli is the UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy. She is the fastest woman to sail around the world, a philanthropist and ocean conservation advocate. As co-chair of the Bertarelli Foundation, she leads the foundation's work in advancing marine conservation policy and ocean protection. Dona Bertarelli founded Global Fishing Watch Marine Manager, a technology portal that aims to revolutionize our ability to dynamically monitor and conserve marine ecosystems. She also recently founded Sails of Change to shine a light on the importance of ensuring a sustainable balance between nature and people.