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

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.