TICAD VI Held in Nairobi

Monday / September 12, 2016


IMO’s efforts to build maritime capacity in Africa have been given impetus by the adoption of the Nairobi Declaration by the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), which met in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Declaration makes specific mention of the importance of maritime issues, particularly the importance of promoting regional and international efforts related to maritime security, including piracy, illegal fishing and other maritime crimes.

The Declaration also underscores the importance of strengthening maritime security and safety through international and regional cooperation, as reflected in 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy). IMO participated actively in collaboration with the African Union in the development of the 2050 AIM Strategy, which aims to foster more wealth creation from Africa’s oceans, seas and inland waterways by developing a thriving maritime economy and realizing the full potential of sea-based activities in an environmentally sustainable manner.

IMO’s William Azuh and Juvenal Shiundu attended TICAD VI. The next TICAD VII meeting will be held in Japan in 2019.

SNM Events News Service
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