The GOAP Africa Community of Practice (ACoP) is a regional collaboration platform bringing together governments, international organisations and research institutions who are interested in learning about and developing ocean accounts in Africa. The ACoP is led by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and supported by GOAP.

Objectives

  • Build interest in, and understanding of, ocean accounting in Africa.
  • Support countries in Africa with the development and implementation of ocean accounts.
  • Assist countries in Africa to mainstream ocean accounting into ocean governance tools, economic accounts and national development planning.
  • Provide a communication and collaboration platform for regional GOAP members and local partners to engage in mutual capacity building and share knowledge on ocean accounting.
  • Showcase how ocean accounts can support evidence-based decision making and policy development to underpin the sustainable development of the ocean.
  • Showcase how information on the ocean and ocean resource-use can be utilized to produce statistics and indicators to aid sustainable development decision making.
  • Promote learning, science diplomacy and the creation of new knowledge to advance the development and uptake of ocean accounting in Africa.

Resources

Contacts

We encourage you to reach out to us for more information, for assistance with your ocean accounting projects, or information on collaborating with the ACoP.

  • Prof. Ken Findlay, Program Lead, GOAP Africa CoP & Research Chair: Oceans Economies, Centre for Sustainable Oceans, CPUT, South Africa
  • Dr. Tai Loureiro, Research Associate and Program Coordinator​, GOAP Africa CoP & Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Oceans, CPUT, South Africa