Sea Change: Socio-Economic & Sustainability Goals in National Ocean Strategies


In recent years discourse on humankind’s relationship with the oceans is marked by two primary themes – on the one hand, there is a growing awareness of the current and potential socio-economic contribution of the marine environment, on the other, there is a growing concern about the role that human activity is playing in undermining marine ecosystems.

The South African Institute of International Affairs will host a workshop which seeks to further the debate on ‘conservation and sustainable use’ of Africa’s maritime domain. The workshop will bring draws on three national case studies (South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania), as well as presenting views from key regional institutions and the research community. The workshop seeks to explore national efforts to simultaneously address socio-economic and sustainability concerns, in the context of global commitments under SDG 14 ‘Life Below Water’.

Read Ambassador Trine Skymoen’s speech here

View the event presentations here

Capacity Building in IORA Blue Economy Cooperation Progress & Expectation by Dr. Gatot H. Gunawan
Is the Blue Economy green enough Kenya example by David Obura
Overview Milestones of Blue Economy in Tanzania towards implementation of SDG 14 by Julius Edward

10 Apr 2018