The course develops participants’ skills and knowledge in the following ways:
|· National & regional coordination including international treaties and agreements
· Ocean governance principles
· Introduction to international maritime law and Law of the Sea
· The role of regional entities including NEPAD, SADC, AU, the Nairobi Convention, UNEP’s Regional Seas program.
· Trans-boundary fisheries policy development
· International inter-government and commercial negotiations
· Maritime regulation & enforcement
· Improving monitoring, control and surveillance and the law enforcement chain to reduce Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.
· Developing the blue economy
· Marine fisheries management
· Maritime conservation and managing conflicts between competing development priorities.
· Technical understanding of marine fish stock, fleet assessments and catch limit modelling including case studies
· Managing conflicts and competition between conservation needs, artisanal, small- and large-scale commercial, and international/ industrial marine fishers; including marine reef and ocean pelagic fisheries
· Marine fisheries governance including planning and monitoring, data collection and management.
· Marine aquaculture management in the African context, including large and small scale fisheries.
· Fishery products value chains.
· Managing fisheries and ocean spaces for resilience to climate change and other emerging threats.
· Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking.
· Addressing cross cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)
Inputs from industry to highlight/demonstrate contemporary industry environments/ processes and share knowledge are a valuable element of this short course.