Success Stories

 

Enhancing Africa’s economic growth through maritime security and ocean governance

 
Dr Charles Ngunjiri

Millions of people, particularly in the developing world, depend on oceans for food security and economic development. A green economy is the effective use of the earth’s natural resources, while a blue economy depends on healthy marine resources.   The development of a blue economy in Kenya is hampered by factors including overfishing, climate change, pollution and the capital-intensive development of sectors...

 

Developing sustainable fisheries in Nigeria through aquaculture

 
veronica

The overexploitation of Nigeria’s rivers and oceans through illegal and unregulated fishing has necessitated alternative ways to safeguard this country’s resources, while ensuring food security and sustainable food resources.   According to Ms Veronica Omenwa, an Alumna of the Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries short course at the Australian National University in 2016, the present economic reality in Nigeria, coupled with environmental...

 

Ensuring good aquatic animal production by improving aquaculture systems

 
Valera Dias

Mozambique is one of the countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in greatest need of initiatives to boost its economy.   The Mozambican government has made an urgent call to the public and private sectors for solutions to critical issues related to health, food security and education.   From this perspective, the work of Dr Valera Dias, a researcher in the School...

 

Implementing guidelines for sustainable small-scale fisheries in Nigeria

 
Akintola Latunji

There are a number of critical issues affecting the development of Nigeria’s blue economy.   Nigeria has an inadequate framework to deal with environmental, social and governance conditions in its fisheries, an absence of a domestic coastal management policy, pays inadequate attention to small-scale fisheries, and has significant knowledge gaps in marine life, seabed resources and the risks associated with fishing in...

 

A lifetime dedicated to protecting the marine environment

 
Dr Pillay

Dr Kamla Pillay, a Director at the Marine Oceanography Institute in Mauritius, is focused on forming collaborative partnerships at national, regional and international levels to help her country and her institution to improve marine management policy and contribute to the blue economy.   The Institute is an important research facility in Mauritius and is strengthening its existing partnerships and fostering new collaborations...