Workshop – Basic Concepts of Ocean Governance for Early Career Ocean Professionals

Over 700 applications from all over Africa (and some beyond) were received – a clear message that there is demand for these short workshops on the topic of ocean governance with a regional focus. Participants were from Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, eSwatini, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. This workshop offered the opportunity to individuals from a diverse range of Ocean related backgrounds – self-identifying as ECOPs – to acquire a basic knowledge of Ocean governance through a series of topical lectures on these topics:

  • Basic Concepts of Ocean Governance
  • The oceans and sustainable development
  • The Blue Economy and Societal Perspectives
  • Introduction to Marine Spatial Planning