What is the Benguela Current Convention (BCC)?
The Benguela Current Convention (BCC) is an intergovernmental Convention established by the Republics of Angola, Namibia and South Africa (Parties) to spearhead regional collaboration for integrated management, sustainable development and protection of the environment, using an ecosystem approach to ocean governance in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME). The BCC is the first inter- governmental Convention in the world to be based on a multi-sectoral approach to Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) management – a move towards managing transboundary resources at the larger ecosystem level (rather than at the national level) and balancing human needs with conservation imperatives. What is the role of the Youth Ambassadors?
The vision, mission and key performance areas of the BCC are pursued through the implementation of a Strategic Action Programme (SAP). The SAP has set out policy actions to address priority transboundary environmental challenges as identified through a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA). The BCC recognises the important role that young people can contribute to further the objectives of the SAP and long-term sustainability of the BCLME. The Youth Ambassadors will advocate for young people's voices and actions in conservation and sustainable use of the BCLME through establishing a regional network that would encourage knowledge sharing and innovative approaches in SAP implementation. The Youth Ambassadors will also advise the Benguela Secretariat about issues regarding young people in the region. What kind of content will be shared on this page?
This website will serve as a platform to share information about what the Youth Ambassadors are doing, including upcoming events. It may also be a platform to share articles and information about ocean governance and the blue economy in general. If you would like to get in touch, please have a look at the contacts page