Success Stories

 

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...

 

Promoting sustainable mining through education

 
Justin Anumnu

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This is the motto of Justin Nduka Anumnu, principal geologist in the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), who is making use of the knowledge and skills he obtained at the University of Queensland to enhance local economic...

 

Contributing to the development of a national employment policy for Tanzania

 
Mary

Knowing the exact composition of its labour force enables countries to implement policies that increase participation in the economy, reduce unemployment and poverty, and increase the wellbeing of its people. This is even more relevant in developing countries, and Tanzania is no exception.   Mary Donald Aiwinia, a senior statistician in Tanzania’s Ministry of Labour, Youth, Employment and People with Disabilities in...

 

Fighting ciguatera fish poisoning in the Indian Ocean

 
Mira Devi

According to Ciguatera Online, ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) affects between 25 000 and 50 000 people worldwide annually. Approximately 400 million people are at risk. The online research states that the figures for CFP, the most widespread foodborne illness, are likely to represent only 20% of actual cases due to a lack of information and incorrect or delayed diagnosis. Many...