President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. attended the Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) Annual Conference slated June 11 to 14 in Kona, Hawaii.

In a press statement sent by the Office of the President to Island Times, it was stated that Remengesau will participate in a session about the innovations that indigenous peoples have developed based on cultural values and wisdom.

Remengesau is also set to discuss his leadership role in the Micronesia challenge and the global commitments it has catalyzed, according to the press statement.

The Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) was established in 1987 and is comprised of 70 foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BFG has programs has programs in Marine Conservation, Land and Freshwater Conservation, Conservation Science, and a special International Connections Program.

Remengesau is expected to be back in Palau on June 15 with Deputy Chief of Staff, Rebluud Kesolei. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)