STRONG High Seas Training

Participants from South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Gabon, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Liberia met in Cape Town on the 27th and 28th November, 2019, to discuss the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) negotiations that are taking place in New York. The workshop was the first of two that will be run by STRONG High Seas Project partners, the International Ocean Institute – African Region, in collaboration with BirdLife International.


The workshop aimed to bring together representatives from the Abidjan Convention countries, with an interest in the BBNJ negotiations that are taking place in New York, to learn from each other and have a better understanding of the importance of the negotiations for Africa, and how they can contribute to the negotiations at a national and regional level.

To find out more about the workshop, please see the STRONG High Seas Capacity Development Workshop Report.


The presentations from the workshop are included below:

  1. Introduction to the High Seas
  2. The STRONG Project – an introduction
  3. Introduction to the BBNJ Negotiations
  4. South Africa and the African Group’s perspective
  5. ABNJ and the Southeast Atlantic Region
  6. Abidjan Convention and BBNJ