VIRTUAL SIDE EVENT
The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute (GoGMI), in partnership with Development of Technical Capacity of African Nations (DOTCAN) and Masser Afrique organized the workshop “Ocean Advocacy: From Ordinary to Extraordinary” as a side event of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference. The workshop took place on the 30 June 2022, at 1pm – 3pm (GMT). In this highly interactive virtual session, delegates were inspired to move beyond stereotypical perceptions of categories of individuals who can successfully serve as drivers of innovation and change to an understanding of the fact that anyone – regardless of background, profession or skill-sets – can be primed for great impact in advancing a sustainable ocean economy. They learnt about the unique role that youth have to play in using ocean scientific data to develop innovative solutions for a thriving blue economy, as well as the extensive, inter-disciplinary approaches that can be employed in doing so.