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  • Dec 18 , 2018

    The Benguela Current Convention invites applications from qualified candidates who are nationals of the BCC Member States of Angola, Namibia and South Africa to apply for the position of the Executive Secretary. This is a senior, strategic and head of the international organization position with minimum requirements of 5-10 years in senior executive management. Detailed Terms of Reference is available here icon English version or icon Portuguese Version. Applications must be submitted in any of the BCC official language (English or Portuguese) to the Chairperson of the Commission, Ms Anna Erastus (anna@benguelacc.org) in electronic format or by post or hand delivery to:  Ms. Anna Erastus, Chairperson of the Commission, Benguela Current Convention, Private Bag 5031, Strand Street #1, Swakopmund, Namibia.

    Applications must be received and accepted before 16h00, 31 January 2019 Namibian local time.  For any inquiries or information, contact Ms. Anna Erastus.

  • Aug 20 , 2018

    An opportunity to study an innovative approach for sustainable development of the world’s Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) has been initiated. The course, to be self-taught online over a six-week period, can lead to certification by Coursera and the University of Cape Town. Download brochure here.

  • Aug 02 , 2018

    There are currently no tenders or consultancies available, please look out for adverts on nationally circulating newspapers in the Contracting Parties. 

     

  • Jul 25 , 2018

    Executive Secretary

    This is a senior, strategic and head of the international organization position with minimum requirements of 5-10 years in senior executive management.

  • Jun 30 , 2018

    The Benguela Current Convention (BCC) participated in the event to raise awareness on its objectives, its current projects and perspective on marine environmental issues in Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Furthermore, it was an opportunity for the BCC to interact directly with the public

Three Countries Sharing a Productive Ecosystem

The Benguela Current Commission (BCC) is a multi-sectoral inter-governmental, initiative of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. It promotes the vision of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) sustaining human and ecosystem well-being for generation after generation.

The BCLME is richly endowed with both living and non-living resources – from large oil and gas reserves to abundant fisheries and unrivalled natural beauty. The BCC provides a vehicle for the countries of the region to introduce an "ecosystem approach to ocean governance". This means that the three countries work together to manage the marine environment.

The BCC was established on January 2007 through the signing of an Interim Agreement. Then, on 18 March 2013, the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa signed the Benguela Current Convention, a groundbreaking environmental treaty that entrenches the Benguela Current Commission as a permanent inter-governmental organisation.

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The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) extends from east of the Cape of Good Hope, northwards to Cabinda Province in Angola and encompasses the full extent of Namibia's marine environment. It is a major coastal upwelling ecosystem and an important centre of marine biodiversity and marine food production.

The Benguela is particularly productive in terms of fisheries resources, but top predators such as seabirds and marine mammals are also abundant. Commercial fisheries and the extraction of non-living natural resources such as oil, gas, diamonds and other minerals, are the focus of industrial activities in the region.


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