Policies, Strategies and Plans
ECA SRO-EA held its 19th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) on 2–5 March 2015, in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on the theme “Harnessing the Blue Economy for the development of Eastern Africa.” The meeting urged States in Africa to mainstream the Blue Economy into their national and regional development plans, where applicable
Over the past 50 years (1963-2013) Africa focused her collective on the decolonization, the struggle against apartheid and attainment of political independence for the continent.
Fifty years after the first thirty-three (33) independent African states gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to form the Organization of African Union, now the African Union, the continent is looking ahead towards the next fifty years.
Promoting Innovation and Reuse: Opportunities for the Nairobi Convention.
A presentation by WIOMSA / Nairobi Convention
The Secretariat prepared and submitted to Sida an application for US$6,000,000 for a four year Africa marine and coastal programme to be implemented in the Sub-Saharan Africa including Small Island Developing States in the eastern Atlantic and western Indian oceans.
Africa’s inland waters, oceans and seas are under pressure. Over the years, traditional maritime activities, such as shipping or fisheries have intensified, while new ones, such as aquaculture or offshore renewable energy, emerged. However, the rise in intensity of activities at sea is taking place against the backdrop of insecurity, various forms of illegal trafficking, degradation of the marine environment, falling biodiversity and aggravated effects of climate change.
Dugongs occur in shallow tropical and subtropical coastal and island waters of the Indo-Pacific.