With 38 coastal and island states, and a coastline of over 47,000 kilometres, Blue economy represents a real opportunity for Africa’s economic development.
Belgium’s expertise in the maritime environment is recognised around the world. The Port of Antwerp, most notably, is recognised as a leader in the field of port investments and management, and aims to be a pioneer in the field of sustainability. Belgium also played a central role in the organisation of the “Ocean and Climate Ambition” summit in January 2021, which underlined the essential role of a healthy ocean in the climate system in view of the next Climate Conference (COP26), due to take place in November 2021.
As a world expert in the field of maritime and port management, Belgium is therefore ideally positioned to share this expertise with its partners, and through this sharing contribute to their sustainable and economic development.
It is in this context that the Egmont Education & Training Programme is proud to launch a training course on the theme of Blue Economy, for 11 diplomats from Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Togo.
The course, which is an initiative of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will take place over two weeks, and will include multiple visits to Belgian’s port infrastructures.
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