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.
Jan 19 , 2016
Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System
The 5-year project “Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System” project is a partnership between the Benguela Current Commission, the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa, FAO and the Global Environmental facility (GEF). The goal of the project is to build resilience and reduce the vulnerability to climate change of the marine fisheries and mariculture sectors within the BCLME through strengthening adaptive capacity and implementing participatory and integrated strategies in order to ensure food and livelihood security.
To implement the project, the following eight project staff are needed:
1. Project Coordinator 2. National Project Coordinator (in each country) 3. Fisheries and fisheries community-based resilience resource person 4. Climate change resource person 5. Fisheries and fisheries communities planning assistant 6. Monitoring and Evaluation expert 7. Finance and Procurement Officer 8. Communications and Participation Resource Officer.
Jan 07 , 2016
The Benguela Current Commission is seeking services of reputable service providers to implement its projects under the second phase of its Science Programme (SPII). These projects cover 3 of the 8 Strategic Themes of the BCC SAP 2015-2019. The detailed calls for tender documents are available on the documents on the links below.
Detailed “calls for project proposals” of each of the above can be obtained at the following website: www.benguelacc.org or from Mr Paulus Ndjambula, BCC Ecosystem Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 00 264 64 406 901.