10 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

The African Kick-Off Conference for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will be held from 10-12 May 2022 in a hybrid format, with a limited physical presence, in Alexandria, Egypt. The three-day conference will present the results of the pre-conference workshops, the regional gap analysis, and national surveys, showcase endorsed Decade Actions in the region and will be featuring high-level support from UN agencies, governments, regional organizations as well as other stakeholder groups to these regional initiatives.

The conference is organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO through its Sub-Commission for Africa (IOCAFRICA) and hosted by the Government of Egypt through its Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries), in partnership with a wide range of partners in the region.

For more information, please see here.