Dr. Noble Kwame Asare

Dr. Noble Kwame Asare joins Africa-Europe Strategy Group on Ocean Governance as permanent member

A Senior Lecturer and Marine Scientist at the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, UCC, Dr. Noble Kwame Asare has been invited by the Africa-Europe Foundation in collaboration with the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and the African Union Commission Directorate for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment to join the Africa-Europe Strategy Group on Ocean Governance as a permanent member.

 "Your profile has been identified in our mapping of experts and we have the pleasure to formally invite you to become a permanent member of the Africa-Europe Strategy Group on Ocean Governance," a statement signed by the Executive Director, Africa-Europe Foundation Mr. Paul Walton and addressed to Dr. Asare stated.

 The Strategy Group is mandated by the African Union and the European Union to strengthen the understanding and cooperation capacities of Africa and Europe, by forging a joint exchange and learning platform, and create a mutually beneficial vision for the two continents on ocean governance, including blue economy. It will jointly identify common priorities, objectives, and key thematic work streams, and define a plan of action in translating priorities and objectives into concrete proposals and initiatives.

  The Group which is composed of diverse experts from Africa and Europe, and from civil society, international organisations, business, and policy-making institutions is co-chaired by Pascal Lamy (former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation) and Ambassador Nancy Karigithu (Principal Secretary, State Department for Shipping and Maritime, Kenya and former chair of the International Maritime Authority).

 The Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) will be facilitating the activities of the platform with the aim of driving reflexion and offering fresh impetus to the Africa-Europe ocean partnership.

 This Strategy Group initiative is an outcome of the 2022 Africa Union European Union Summit, the latest United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt.