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The African Kick-Off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science
10 May - 12 May
The African Kick-Off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is organized by IOC UNESCO through its Sub-Commission for Africa (IOCAFRICA) and will be hosted by the Government of Egypt through its Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries), in partnership with a wide range of partners in the region.
The three-day conference will be held from 10-12 May 2022 in a hybrid format with a limited physical presence in Alexandria, Egypt.
It will present the results of the pre-conference workshops, the regional gap analysis, and national surveys, showcase endorsed Decade Actions in the region and will be featuring high-level support from UN agencies, governments, regional organizations as well as other stakeholder groups to these regional initiatives. These discussions will feed into the regional gap analysis that will support the development of the regional Ocean Decade Action Plan to deliver the Science We Need for the Ocean We Want in Africa.
ECOPs will host a side event during the conference to enhance their networking and professional development opportunities as well as showcase their insights and initiatives towards impactful ocean conservation in the region. Call for participation in the side event will be out soon.
For more information and to register for the conference, please visit: http://www.african-ocean2021.com/