This course on the blue economy and youth in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) provides a comprehensive exploration of the sustainable blue economy concept within the context of African SWIO and emphasizes the critical role of youth in shaping sustainable ocean management and economic development. This course will highlight the crucial role of youth in advocating for sustainable practices, fostering entrepreneurship, and promoting social and environmental justice in the SWIO. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will explore strategies to empower and engage youth in driving the sustainable development of their coastal communities. By the forum's conclusion, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to harness the potential of youth in SWIO, nurturing their leadership and fostering a sustainable and inclusive blue economy that benefits present and future generations.
The forum is designed for: (i) policy-makers and government officials that aim to designing and implementing local, national and regional strategies for the transition to blue economies, (ii) employers' and workers' representatives and (2) interested youth.