View on Africa: connecting Africa’s ships, ports and people


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Ensuring that Africa benefits from ever-increasing global maritime connectivity is vital to the continent’s development plans.

Some ports are being expanded, while new ‘megaports’ are being planned. But these ports are often built to facilitate the export of goods to the rest of the world, rather than to promote national, regional and continental priorities.

This View on Africa is presented by Timothy Walker, Researcher, ISS Pretoria. He will discuss how the need for secure and efficient shipping is driving the expansion of ports in Africa, and what this means for the continent’s blue economy.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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