18-19 November 2021 | Vilankulos, Mozambique

The Crescendo Azul/Growing Blue Conference Series was established as part of Mozambique’s commitment to further SDG 14. The 2nd Growing Blue Conference held in Vilankulos, Mozambique aimed to promote the consultation, alignment and knowledge sharing required to effectively implement SDG14’s remit in Mozambique and the Western Indian Ocean Region.

GOAP presented during the opening plenary and facilitated a two-hour workshop on ocean accounting. The plenary presentation introduced GOAP and the value of ocean accounting as an ocean governance tool in Africa. The workshop aimed to develop awareness of, and interest in, ocean accounting in ocean governance processes and practices in  coastal African countries. It highlighted Mozambique’s ocean accounts pilot in the Bazaruto Archipelago region and the important role ocean accounting plays in sustainably expanding ocean resource use and ocean economies locally, regionally, and globally.