The Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in the African Blue Economy Project (2021-2024) sets a plan for action to enhance the institutional capacity of African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities on the utilization, conservation and protection of aquatic biodiversity in the context of the Africa Blue Economy Strategy is now completing its first year since its commencement in October 2021. The Project will hold its first Project Technical Committee and 1st Project Technical Committee Meeting from 20-21 September 2022 and 22-23 September 2022, respectively.
The Technical Committee will seek to provide feedback and recommendations on the project activities' implementation status, present the synopses of ongoing studies and initiatives, and share lessons from partners on the current or planned intervention on issues relating to the conservation of aquatic biodiversity and environmental governance.
The Steering Committee will follow a similar pattern but will be officially opened by H.E. Amb. Yosefa Sacko, Commissioner of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment of the African Union Commission; H.E. Madam Ulla Andrén, Head of Regional Development Cooperation in Africa (Swedish Embassy to the African Union), Hon. Ministers or Representatives from Egypt, Gabon, Cote D’Ivoire Hon. Minister in charge of Fisheries and Blue Economy. The Steering Committee will discuss the recommendations from the Technical Committee Meeting; Partners will present generating synergies and collaboration.
The Project is being funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
More information on the project and upcoming activities may be accessed from:
Online Community Platform:
The Project online document page:
Documents on Fisheries, Aquatic Biodiversity & Blue Economy: