From Awareness to Action: Africa's Blue Economy After Lomé

Institute for Security Studies

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a leading African organisation that enhances human security to enable sustainable development and economic prosperity in Africa. It works across the continent, doing authoritative research, providing expert policy advice and delivering practical training and technical assistance.

Blue economies are fundamental for Africa’s development and prosperity. Maritime resources enable fishing, resource extraction, tourism and shipping that can contribute billions of dollars to African economies.

At the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa in Lomé, Togo in October, leaders will decide how best to reduce insecurity at sea and promote Africa’s blue economy. The summit will produce a charter containing binding mechanisms for states, and the event could revitalise the often-hampered process of developing Africa’s maritime domain.

This seminar will discuss how the Lomé summit, and what follows, can enhance maritime gains and maintain momentum. Perspectives from the AU, regional communities, civil society and academia will highlight the complexities and opportunities.

Chair: Timothy Walker, Researcher, ISS Pretoria

Speakers:

  • Barthelemy Blede, Senior Researcher, ISS Dakar;
  • Daoud Alwan, Head of Maritime Security Pillar, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD);
  • Dr Christian Bueger, Reader in International Relations, Cardiff University;
  • Dr Charles Ukeje, Senior Advisor, African Peace and Security Programme, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS);
  • Soren Skovbjerg Nielsen, Maritime Strategic Planner, 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy Task Force (TBC).

Time: 9h00 - 12h00
 
Date: 29 October 2016
 
RSVP: Mandy Badenhorst, Tel: +27 12 346 9500, Email: mbadenhorst@issafrica.org
 
Enquiries: Timothy Walker, Tel: +27 12 346 9500, Email: twalker@issafrica.org
 
To register to attend this seminar and for more information, refer to www.issafrica.org/events/from-awareness-to-action-africas-blue-economy-after-lome.
 
For more about the Institute for Security Studies, refer to www.issafrica.org.

Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 29 September, 2016
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 29 September, 2016
Event Venue: 
Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa
Event Type: 
Seminar

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