Learn more about South Africa’s Ocean and Opportunities in the Blue Economy

11-22 March 2024

Course Fee: Free

Duration of the Course: Total hours 20 

Language: English

Deadline of Application: 21 February 2023

Selection of Applicants: This course is designed primarily for South African participants, however it is also open to participants living and working within Africa with an interest in the ocean, ocean literacy, and ocean opportunities, including government, non-government organisations, business, labour etc. The course would be particularly useful and valuable to interns and early career professionals.


The course will take place during in the afternoons (15h00- 18h30) and since it is interactive only applicants who can commit to attending all six sessions will be accepted. The class size will also be capped, and participants will be selected using a combination of criteria. Participants must be able to access Zoom. Certificates will be issued to participants who attend all six sessions.


• Gain a basic understanding of the ocean: the goods and services it provides, the threats to the ocean, how to live in a more sustainable way with the Ocean;

• Learn about the importance of ocean governance, sustainable and equitable human use, the principle of the common heritage of humankind, respecting the needs of future generations, all in locally relevant context;

• Be empowered to become more active locally as stakeholders to positively influence their communities and beyond;

• To be able to identify priority issues, trends and future challenges in ocean issues, locally and globally

More Information: Kgovender@ioisa.org

Link to Application:   https://forms.gle/FUpW9zM2nLWwhfqA8  

Author: IOI-SA

IOI-SA focuses on Ocean Governance capacity development in Africa through training programmes aimed at harmonising management, policy and development. The IOI-SA 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.