International Law lecturer presents at African day of Seas and Oceans event
1 August 2016
Dr Edwin Egede, Senior Lecturer in International Law and International Relations presented a paper at the African Union Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate the African Union Commission (AUC) African Day of the Seas and Oceans this July.
The theme of the event was “Maritime Governance for Sustainable Development” and Dr Egede presented a paper entitled “Africa, the 2050 African Integrated Maritime (AIM) Strategy and Deep Seabed Mining”.
The event was attended by the deputy African Union Commission (AUC) Chair person, the African Union Legal Counsel, Member States of the African Union, Governmental Authorities responsible for maritime sector, RECs/Regional Mechanisms, Non-African States, and African stakeholders in maritime and maritime related matters including: financial institutions and insurance companies; International specialized organizations, NGO’s, Development Partners, African and International private sector, and the African Diaspora.
During this trip Dr Egede also participated in the OAGS (Organisation of African Geological Surveys) Strategy Meeting. The trip was funded by the United Nations Commission for Africa (UNECA).