Hi there! My name is Veta Wade and I'm an award-winning Ocean conservationist, Science Communicator, Community-engagement specialist, Equitable Blue Economy Advocate, and mom of 9-year-old Ezra.   I  work with mission-driven innovators, NGO's and companies to build new bridges with communities that have not yet been invited into the marine conservation/ blue innovation sector.  I'm passionate about engaging youth in marine conservation and citizen science through my kids ocean club - Fish 'N Fins. 

You can find out more about my work here:
  https://only.one/read/veta-wade.  For more on the ACBEC visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs7_9Atqod_MQ6ZrqBLR2IQ

Let's partner to facilitate and launch your community/organization's environmental initiative or blue innovation!

speaking & workshops

I do event talks and public speaking on topics that include diversity and equity, ocean justice, small-scale fisheries, self-care and resilience, and our blue economy. My work as an events speaker has taken me to academic institutions, global youth advocacy networks, local community groups, and more. It's also one of the ways I afford to be a single mom working in this field.

  • World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)-United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) ( World Ocean Day 2020

  • POP Ocean Summit ( World Ocean Dat 2020)

  • Curating and Hosting AQUA Caribbean Blue Economy Conference (Nov 2020)

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)

  • MIT Open Ocean Lecture Series - Equitable Blue Economy (Nov 2020)

  • Ocean Heroes Caribbean Bootcamp - Ocean Connection ( Dec 2020)

  • Scripps School of Oceanography - Sustainable Seafood Salty Cinema (Jan 2021)

  • Sir Arthur Lewis College, St. Lucia - Blue Economy ( Jan 2021)

  • Caribbean Girls Hackathon 2021- Climate Action & Ocean Solutions ( Feb 2021)

Check out my blog for video  past speaking engagements

COACHING PASSION INTO ACTION



I work with anyone who wants to figure out how to engage and empower their community , at the intersection of ocean conservation, social  justice and our blue economy.

You can see some of my work at

Fish 'N Fins Inc .

I work with any community, any age, anywhere!

 

  • Mentorship includes:

  • Action Plan Checklist

  • Equitable Action digital workbook

  • Weekly assignments

  • Weekly check-ins  by chat/email

  • Weekly live trainings

  • Access to network collaborators

  • Opportunity  to be featured in the 2022 AQUA Caribbean  Impact Event

Do you have 3 hours weekly to invest in mentorship?

   STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & STRATEGIc COMMUNICATION

To create lasting social impact, cooperation, and inclusive decision-making leaders in government, academic institutions, nonprofits, and businesses provide forums for decision-makers and stakeholders to provide input and seek influence.

 

I use subject matter expertise, lived experiences, and facilitation skills to help build trust and lasting partnerships

  • Develop strategies to build buy-in and foster productive relationships

  • Facilitate and co-design meetings

  • Elicit and clarify stakeholder priorities

  • Reach out to unengaged stakeholder groups

  • Support partner identification and recruitment

  • Develop public-private partnerships and programs

  • Co-design branding and strategic communications materials

  • Develop communications plans that are tailored to meet goals and internal capacities

  • Draft and create outreach materials and marketing collateral that reflect branding voice and visual style

  • Provide logistical outreach support and website and social media management

  • Synthesize and translate complex information to meet plain English requirements

  • Bridge gaps between scientists and grassroots community to improve science-based decision-making

  • Draft and execute integrated print and digital marketing campaigns, outreach materials, and social media strategies

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engaging communities for a restorative & equitable blue economy

 

Look out for my upcoming workshops!

Turning your 2022 #OceanOptimism into action in 90 mins or less!
&
Leveraging privilege & institutional power for Small islands.
-- November 2021

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"I highly recommend partnering, collaborating, and funding Fish 'N Fins as time, effort, and money well spent. And I commend Ms. Veta Wade for her continued ocean conservation leadership." Dr. Ayana E. Johnson

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