Sign In or Register | Friday, May 24, 2019
AfricaTeam,   5/9/2019 1:31:40 PM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend | Send Message
Africa See Profile
Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 Urges African Businesses To Dive in To The Blue Economy

 African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy
LONDON, United Kingdom, May 9, 2019/ -- Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2019.com) comes to Tunis on June 25-26; Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy.

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy. Momentum is gathering for companies based in Africa’s coastal nations to fully recognise and understand the benefits of backing a Blue Economy, which covers a wide range of productive sectors that are crucial for the continent’s sustainable development, including fisheries, aquaculture, transport, energy, trade and tourism as well as extractive industries.

 

Research indicates that the Blue Economy has the potential to be a major source of wealth and prosperity for the continent and help advance the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Businesses interested in learning how they can be part of the rising tide involved in the Blue Economy are invited to attend the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF), which is being held in Tunisia on 25-26 June.

This year’s ABEF2019 builds on the inaugural event in London last year which explored what the Blue Economy was. This year’s forum aims to take it a stage further and explore how business and government can implement actions that will proactively boost the economic, social and environmental welfare of the continent.

 

The importance of a cohesive strategy that will protect and utilise Africa’s coastal waters cannot be overstated:

70 per cent of Africa’s nations are coastal
90 per cent of the continent’s imports and exports are done via sea transportation
Africa’s maritime industry is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion per year
The asset value of ocean economy eco-systems is valued at US$24 trillion
Plastic pollution costs $13 billion per year due to damage caused to marine ecosystems

 

ABEF2019 will deliver a strong focus on business and government collaboration, highlight investment opportunities and reveal environmental and social impact. Discussions will explore the opportunities and innovations in emerging and frontier sectors of the blue economy and how they can help accelerate Africa’s transformation, create jobs, sustain livelihoods and communities and offer low cost but impactful climate change measures.

Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles already confirmed speakers whilst more official delegations from other African countries are also expected to be present. They will be joined on the platform by business leaders, international investors, ocean innovators and environmental organisations from across the globe, who will share the importance of the Blue Economy in advancing Africa’s development agenda.

 

Leila Ben Hassen, organiser and founder of ABEF2019, said: “There needs to be more awareness of the Blue Economy and a realisation of how important it is to the future of Africa. Governments are beginning to understand this and beginning to implement policies but it still needs the private sector to grasp this and to look at how they can work in partnership with governments and other organisations to make this succeed. Collaboration is necessary to make this work and deliver huge benefits for the continent enabling it meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. ABEF2019 will begin to lay the foundations for this collaboration process.”

Business leaders interested in attending this year’s event can register now through the following link: www.ABEF2019.com

Follow the conversation on social media, by using the hashtag #ABEF2019

 

 

 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF).

Tags:Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 Urges African Businesses To Dive in To The Blue Economy
Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
0
Comments(0)
Please Sign In  or Register  to post a comment.
UserName:
Password:

 
Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Linkedin African Music
Most Popular



Push
Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push
Latest Forums
CountryTopicComments
Kenya ‘Kenya is the hotbed where all the writing happens. There is high unemployment and a job working from home is coveted. They have good English and low overheads. ‘There are thousands of people in Kenya whose job is to write essays for cheating students. There are several writers in every apartment block.’      0
Madagascar What part of Africa (City/Town) would you guys love to travel to? What would be the ideal price from your location, to your intended destination bearing in mind things like cost of living & other expenses?      0
Mozambique In 2004 A summit of African leaders was thrown into confusion when Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano addressed the meeting in an African language "Swahili."      1
Egypt Which African team do you expect to progress farthest in the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Russia?      2
Morocco Morocco Loses 2026 World Cup Hosting Bid To USA, Canada, and Mexico      1
Tanzania Tanzania's biggest online forum "Jamii Forums" @JamiiForums forced to shut down temporarily because of Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)      1
Latest Polls
Links
Tags
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    Somalia    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us | Advertise
Copyright © 2016-2017 Africa Updates Inc. All rights reserved