Africa’s maritime strategies remain blind to the potential that its vast young population offers. Young people can contribute to progressive and sustainable policies and the African Union and its member states need to embrace and empower these potential ocean champions. This seminar will discuss how to end 'youth-blindness' in the maritime sector in line with the aspirations and needs of Africa’s youth.
Chairperson: Muneinazvo Kujeke, Research Officer, Peace Operations and Peacebuilding, ISS Pretoria
David Willima, Research Officer, Peace Operations and Peacebuilding, ISS Pretoria
Stephanie Larsen, Researcher, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa and winner of Global Maritime Forum’s Future Maritime Leaders essay competition
Stephanie Oserwa Schandorf, Ocean Advocate and Founder, Sustainability Tribe