LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

AFRICA

The African Regional Network is supported by IOCAFRICA, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States. IOCAFRICA is an intergovernmental subsidiary body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO responsible for the promotion of regional and international cooperation, and the development and coordination of the Commission’s marine scientific and research programmes, the ocean services, the ocean observing systems, capacity development and related activities in the region by taking account of the specific interests and priorities of Member States from Africa.

The secretariat for the IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States based at the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya begun operations at the beginning of March 2012. The secretariat is headed by Mr. Mika Odido, who is the newly appointed IOC Coordinator for Africa.