Building a Strategy for Africa: A Guide to Best Practice
“Bringing together and growing a network of researchers, educators, industry, media, and governments to meet the pollution challenges facing Africa.”
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AFRICAN MARINE WASTE CONFERENCE
Join us in expanding a network to collaborate on developing an effective Marine Waste Strategy for Africa. Our aim is to facilitate a guide to best practice for waste management and harnessing a circular economy approach. With your help in creating this strategy, African nations can benefit from improved resource efficiency, job creation and economic development while helping safeguard their diverse and rich environment.
As waste knows no boundaries, this conference aims to draw together participants from all African coastal and island states. Our hope is that conference delegates with a multitude of backgrounds and expertise will work collaboratively to find shared strategies to solve problems within countries and across borders.
- Policies and practices
- Education and awareness
- Data, GIS and mapping
- Plastics and litter
- Oil, aerial and chemical pollution
- Socioeconomic impacts
- Circular economy and blue economy
- Role of businesses
- Special challenges of municipalities
- Recycling and upcycling
- Exciting innovations
NETWORK WITH WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS
Sylvia Earle the renowned American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer will be speaking at the African Marine Waster Conference. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998.
“People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth’s life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth’s water is there. It’s the blue heart of the planet — we should take care of our heart. It’s what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won’t get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”
― Sylvia A. Earle
Aupaki Michael Melato
Born and raised in Africa, from Kgotsong (Bothaville) in South Africa. Aupaki Michael Melato a Ph.D candidate with ten years of experience in environmental affairs holds a Masters Degree in the field of ecotoxicology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He is currently employed as Environmental Specialist at Transnet National Ports Authority in Cape Town.
Melato has served as a member of many environmental organizations including (SETAC)-Europe. He was the first African to serve in Europe both Student Advisory Council and chair at Young Environmental Scientist Committee. Task member in numerous environmental legislations in South Africa. A delegate in Abidjan Convention COP 11 where he decided to dedicate his studies for service in African continent from Ports environmental pollution perspective. The youngest african member in both First Panels of Experts in Ocean Governance for Africa and also in Strategic Assessment of Port Environmental Issues Policies and Programs (SAPEIPP) in West, Central and Southern Africa (UNEP). AU (Ethiopia) – Task Force on Draft Zero road map- Kickoff of the Decade of African Seas and Oceans.
Melato’s main goal is to serve the community of African continent in improving environmental conditions that benefit people’s lifes. “Wisdom is better than strength and weapons of war, for wisdom giveth life to them that have it”.