Aquaconnect to showcase its tech at the prestigious Paris Peace Forum

Aquaconnect is among the 60projects that will present their innovations at the fifth Paris Peace Forum, an event dedicated to tackling global challenges.

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
16 August 2022, at 9:09am
Rajamanohar Somasundaram headshot
Rajamanohar Somasundaram is the founder and CEO of Aquaconnect

Aquaconnect is one of only two Indian companies invited to present its unique tech solutions at the Forum © Aquaconnect

Aquaconnect, a tech-driven and full-stack aquaculture inputs and outputs platform has been selected to showcase its full suite of solutions at the fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum 2022.

Aquaconnect is amongst the 60 leading projects from across the world selected to represent its work under the "Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for economic development in the Global South" category.

The Chennai-based startup is also one of only two Indian companies invited to present its unique tech solutions at the event, which will be held from 11 to 12 November 2022 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. The platform will allow the participants to present their projects and discuss their contributions in their respective fields. Focusing on preserving global cooperation, the forum will also give them the opportunity to share their views on the issues in global governance and how they are addressing the same.

Commenting on the company’s participation at the prestigious global forum, Aquaconnect founder and CEO, Rajamanohar Somasundaram said, "At Aquaconnect, our aim is to promote sustainable aquaculture activities through technology and financial intervention. Aquaconnect enables data-driven solutions, AI and satellite remote sensing in aquaculture to improve efficiency, sustainability and value chain transparency. We look forward to sharing our learnings with the world.”

As part of the presentation, Aquaconnect will have the opportunity to showcase its solutions that foster sustainability in aquaculture and climate action through technology. The company will also have a dedicated booth in the Forum’s Space for Solutions area and take the floor during the event to speak about its efforts to drive responsible production and consumption, improve efficiency and transparency and aid an increase in value realisation in aquaculture through intelligent tech intervention.

Founded in 2018, the Paris Peace Forum is a platform open to all seeking to develop coordination, rules and capacities that answer global problems. Every year from 11 to 13 November, the platform convenes to address some of the most pressing global governance challenges and seeks to find tangible solutions to bridge the gap.

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Delegates at the 2021 Paris Peace Conference

The fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum will focus on "Riding out the multicrisis" and preventing a destructive world polarisation that would jeopardise collective efforts © Paris Peace Forum

As part of this, the organising committee invites public and private organisations from around the world to present their governance projects and solutions. The annual Forum is also a platform for advancing the most promising governance projects. Set to take place at the end of a tumultuous year, the fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum will focus on "Riding out the multicrisis" and preventing a destructive world polarisation that would jeopardise collective efforts.

By launching transnational solutions, initiatives and debates, the Forum will show examples of resolve, resilience and solidarity from stakeholders of the North and South to address today’s most pressing issues in the midst of a volatile and fast-changing context.

Somasundaram commented, "The UN predicts that by 2050, close to 200 million people worldwide will be displaced due to the negative impacts of climate change, threatening food security, livelihoods, and social stability in coastal and island nations. As the demand for protein rises with a growing population, the need for sustainable food production is ever more pressing. It is time we recognise and harness the full potential of aquaculture as an alternate and sustainable source of food production."