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Africa’s blue economy highlights the concerns of landlocked nations and inland water habitats. It entails many highly productive activities, the results of which, if well-managed, may significantly contribute to the continent’s economic take-off.

  • Africa has great potential in trade and transportation activities by sea, inland waterway, and lake.
  • Notably, 38 of Africa’s 54 nations are coastal, with marine zones under Africa’s jurisdiction.
  • The blue economy offers a multisectoral and integrated approach to the sustainable management of various activities to achieve socioeconomic change and sustainable development.

What is the blue economy

According to the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission, the blue economy includes all activities that develop or derive from marine and aquatic environments, such as oceans, coastlines, seas, rivers, lakes, and groundwater, as well as the resources associated with them.

The blue economy offers a multisectoral and integrated approach to the sustainable management of various …