Symposium to Address Africa’s Economy, Security Challenges

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 17, 2014

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA, the Open Society Foundation South Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the South African Defense and Security Management Network, will host a symposium on “The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa: Leadership Dilemmas in Promoting a Global South Dialogue on Governance in the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans”.

This Symposium intends to explore maritime economic, strategic and security dimensions highlighting convergences in defense, foreign policy and economic diplomacy. Experts and Scholars from both the global south and north would lift out the challenges and the solutions, including presenting a tool box of policy recommendations to policy makers involved in sectors associated with the blue economy.

The symposium will be held November 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. at the conference centre 2, OR Tambo Building, DIRCO.

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