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Online Course on LME Assessemnt and Management

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.

6th International Environment Technologies Fair "Environment Angola 2018" in Luanda, Angola

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

6th Meeting of the BCC Ministerial Conference

The 6th Ministerial Conference was held on 9 November 2017 in Windhoek. The meeting was Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Secretaries of State from all Parties.

At the meeting, the Ministers:

·         evaluated the implementation of the Convention and approved any changes to the Strategic Action Programme (SAP);

·         took actions necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of SAP;

·         reviewed and approved the Annual Report 2016/2017;

·         reviewed and approved the work plans for the next fiscal year;

·         reviewed and provided policy guidance of governance matters; and

·         signed the Headquarters Agreement between the host Government and the BCC.

At the closure of the meeting, the ministers issued a communique -  English Communique MC 9 Nov 2017Portuguese Communique MC 9 Nov 2017

Specialists attended Geonode and African marine atlas workhop

The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources organized from 12 to 16 of March the GeoNode training and ACMA workshop, in Swakopmund. 22 participants from seven countries increase their knowledge on the open software GeoNode and how they can use this important platform in their countries and on the African continent.

Fifth BCC Ministerial Conference

The 5th Benguela Current Commission (BCC) Ministerial Conference met in Swakopmund on the 8th December 2016 to deliberate on issues pertaining to the progress and challenges made in implementing the 2015 – 2019 Strategic Action Programme (SAP).  The agenda also included discussions on the rationale and justification for collaboration transboundary marine environmental problems, opportunities for economic potential development in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region and strategic actions for addressing specific transboundary issues in seismic surveys in the tuna industry and phosphate mining in relation to the environment. Read full Ministerial Communique here