IOC Sub Commission

for Africa and the Adjacent Island States - IOCAFRICA

Capacity Development in Marine Science and Technology

Capacity building is an essential tenets of IOC’s mission. It enables all Member States to participate in and benefit from ocean research and services that are vital to sustainable development and human welfare on the planet.  The IOC undertakes relevant actions to assist Member States with developing and sustaining the necessary capacity to undertake activities necessary to achieve the IOC vision at the national, regional and international levels.

IOC has developed a strategic framework that calls for investing in people and the institutions of which they are a part, enhancing access to scientific tools and methodologies, reinforcing IOC’s capabilities to provide services to Member States, enhancing the communication between scientific and policy makers communities, expanding ocean literacy in civil society and mobilizing resources to accomplish these goals.

IOCAFRICA Focus:

  • Development of an IOCAFRICA Capacity Development portal
  • Continuous professional development for marine scientists from the region
  • Strengthening and development of regional training and research centres
  • Developing and implementing Mentorship programmes

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