New Training Opportunity

IOI-Southern Africa and IOI-HQ are happy to announce an online training opportunity for Early Career Ocean Professionals in November 2022. The course will be run in collaboration with IOC – UNESCO within the framework of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and is being provided free of charge. It will comprise four three hour sessions during which participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of ocean governance in the African context. Sessions will include presentations, discussions, videos and interactive tools and will cover the following topics:

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

Participants who complete all the sessions will be eligible for a certificate.

Target Audience and Applications:

This training is open to early career ocean professionals from Africa. For the purpose of the ECOP Programme, an ECOP is a person that self-identifies as being early in their career (10 years or less of professional experience) within any field related to the Ocean (not only employed/paid positions). The term “professional” is used in order to be inclusive of professionals from many different sectors of society.

The course will take place during office hours and since it is interactive only applicants who can commit to attending all four sessions will be accepted (this will require applicants to provide proof of permission from their supervisors). The class size will also be capped and participants will be selected using a combination of criteria including gender, sectoral background, geographic location and profession. Participants must be able to access Zoom.

 Apply here by the 21st October. No late applications will be considered.

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.