Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

DAY 3 – Sunday, 20th August 2023

ECOP Side Event

Enabling the co-production of knowledge by ECOPs and multi-sectoral stakeholders to meaningfully address capacity gaps in West Africa.

Stage setting and welcoming of participants

Official Welcome

Chairperson/Coordinator IOC-Africa


ECOP Africa

National nodes in West Africa strategic objectives, achievements & capacity needs, Q&A

ECOP initiatives and networks in West Africa (research or community projects with individual or collaborative coordination)

Break, light refreshments

Panel discussion: African ECOPs participation in addressing Ocean Decade Outcomes; Milestones, Opportunities, and Challenges

Capacity building for ECOPs/Youth in West Africa

(University of Ghana)

Closing/Keynote message

National Geographic Society

Highlights and conclusion

ECOPs Moderators