Ecosystem Development Support

Through our multiple ecosystem programs such as Ocean Innovation Africa, we aim to showcase development opportunities in the African blue economy and establish collaborations to drive its growth.

Great Blue Wall

A wall against biodiversity loss and climate change through the promotion and development of grassroots regenerative Blue Economy in Africa

  • IUCN-led Great Blue Wall initiative is aimed at replicating the Great Green Wall initiative and raising an initial $1.5bn to connect and protect a chain of seascapes in the Western Indian Ocean to further Blue Economy Growth from grassroots to system level, for the benefits of people and the ocean
  • OceanHub Africa is a founding partner of the Great Blue Wall, establishing a connected network of Nature and People Positive Seascapes in the West Indian Ocean

Ocean Innovation Africa

Inspire more entrepreneurs, entice more private investors and catalyze more partnerships

  • The purpose of the Ocean Innovation Africa Summit is to bring together the thought leaders and stakeholders of the ocean economy. demonstrate the economic viability of a decidedly more sustainable blue economy in Africa and inspire ocean-conscious entrepreneurs
  • There have been three editions since November 2019, with the next summit being hosted in February 2023. Click here to Pre-Register for the event

1000 Ocean Startups

A Coalition to accelerate Ocean Impact Innovation endorsed by UN Ocean Decade

  • Protecting our Ocean requires a combination of awareness to change behaviors, new policies to create the framework for change and innovation to move into action.
  • OceanHub Africa is a co-founding partner and steering committee member of the coalition. as a member of the Advisory Network of the High Level Ocean Panel

Global Ecosystem for Global Solution (GEOS)

The GEOS Program is a framework to catalyze the co-design, development, and deployment of equitable, durable, and scalable ocean-based solutions

  • GEOS brings together partners from around the globe with a common objective of generating knowledge and innovative solutions to address climate change and related ocean challenges
  • The Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) is an Ocean Visions Program endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development