The International Ocean Institute of Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Judy Beaumont to the post of Director.
Judy has worked in the environmental sector for 30 years, focussing on environmental sustainability, ocean and coastal management and climate change response.
For much of that time, she worked for the South African Government in the department responsible for environmental management. In the portfolio on ocean and coastal management, her work focussed on implementing marine and coastal legislation, expanding South Africa’s marine protected areas, growing South Africa’s blue economy, promoting integrated coastal management and co-ordinating the National Antarctic Programme. She has also worked extensively on programmes aimed at enhancing South Africa’s climate change response.
Judy will be working with Programme Manager Shannon Hampton, as well partners and associates of IOI-SA the Management Committee and stakeholders.
This appointment brings the opportunity for IOI-SA to explore new opportunities.
The IOI-SA focuses on Ocean Governance capacity development in Africa. It also produces research, policy and strategy-related outputs to address key challenges of sustainable ocean governance in support of the communities, governments, regions and international organizations concerned with securing a peaceful, prosperous and healthy future for all. The IOI-SA maintains particular focus on rural coastal communities, decision-makers, postgraduate students and schools. It achieves its mission through collaborating and networking with organizations and government agencies in Africa that are active in the sphere of marine and coastal management and sustainable livelihoods.