Blue economy

Boost for blue economy as President Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy

Nairobi, 8 July 2019 – Kenya’s efforts to position the blue economy sector as a key driver of the country’s transformation today received a major boost with the commissioning of the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa County. President Kenyatta led

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Maritime security the Seychelles way

From Africa Defense Forum: 29 January 2019: Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe, sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the six Seychellois crew

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Will a new treaty boost Africa’s fight against maritime crime?

The African continent stands to benefit significantly from a new high seas treaty; perhaps more so than any other region. The world’s largest crime scene is not part of any specific country, region or territory. Rather, it is the area

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The first Blue Economy Conference

Kenya and its co-hosts Canada and Japan are inviting the world to Nairobi for the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world will meet from November 26 to 28, 2018 at the

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EU commitments during Our Ocean 2018

Our Ocean 2018 conference took place in Bali on 29-30 October. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around

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Blue Economy In Africa: Initiatives, Prospects And Issues

Harnessing the oceans’ resources in a sustainable manner is the ‘new frontier of the African renaissance’ according to the African Union (AU). This ‘blue growth’ will only be achieved if ocean’s health and security at sea are won back. The

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Blue Economy course starts July 2017

The Commonwealth of Learning, in collaboration with the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute, is offering a free online course on the Blue Economy. The course, titled “Understanding the Blue Economy,” is aimed at individuals new to the

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The Western Indian Ocean’s blue economy can thrive

Few readers will have heard the term “Western Indian Ocean”. Yet, this 30 million square km of ocean off the coasts of ten east and southern African countries supports some 60 million people living within 100 km of the shore. The annual economic output

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Blue Economy Committee implemented in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 14 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed the Chief of Defense Forces Samson Mwathethe to chair the Blue Economy implementation Committee. In a notice appearing in the latest Kenya Gazette, Chief of Staff and Head of the

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Ex-Seychelles president has bigger fish to fry now

It may be a small country with a population of just under one million but Seychelles reckons it can punch above its weight in the international arena by leading the way in what is called the “blue economy”. The notion,

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