Environmental Management


An assessment of capacities available (personnel, equipment and facilities) will be undertaken in order to identify regional and national capacity development needs. Other actions that will be pursued in order to improve the development and utilization of capacities in the region include: (i) the strengthening of existing UNESCO/IOC Chairs in marine science related fields (ii) encouraging capacity exchange between member states from Africa, (iii) utilization of capacities available in the region for implementation of IOC programmes, and, (iv) the use of African diaspora for capacity development.

The development of regional and national coastal and marine atlases within the framework of the Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa will provide a useful tool for coastal management, and ensure access to a wide range of marine related information to all categories of users.

The sub-Commission will finalize its Strategic Plan as an input into the development of the IOC Medium Term Strategy.

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