What They Say
“During our Golden Jubilee, we also reflected on Africa’s Blue Economy i.e. the Maritime
dimension of Africa...
H. E. Paul BIYA, President of Cameroon in his Closing Speech at the Gulf of Guinea Summit
on June 25, 2013.
“Africa is cur...
“This is Africa’s moment to leave a legacy for our people and to make history.”
Jean PING, Former Chairperson of the Afric...
life of African citizens, through sustainable governance of Africa’s maritime domain. The real
End State of this endeavor ...
Four-star Admiral Mark P. FITZGERALD, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe,
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Commander,...
Emmanuel VIGNET, Political Adviser, Maritime Component Command Northwood,
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
“We, ...
Union to achieve an Africa-Wide Maritime Strategy. That kind of combined, deliberate approach
is the kind of thing that I ...
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Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy 2050 African Union - What They Say

  1. 1. What They Say “During our Golden Jubilee, we also reflected on Africa’s Blue Economy i.e. the Maritime dimension of African Renaissance. This led to the incorporation of Maritime issues into the Agenda 2063. So, African Maritime geostrategic challenges and opportunities now occupy a golden space in the Strategic Plan 2014-2017 of the African Union Commission.” H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini ZUMA, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in her speech at the Gulf of Guinea Summit on June 25, 2013. “Africa being a BIG island, there is a need to have a better understanding of all activities in its adjoining oceans and seas, and think seriously how to maximize the limitless opportunities laying therein.” Erastus MWENCHA, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission. In their Final Declaration on June 25, 2013, the Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS, ECCAS and the GGC, in article 2.2of the Declaration “declare to Support the initiative of the African Union to develop and implement a 2050 African integrated maritime strategy (2050 AIM Strategy)” and in article 2.4.a.“Request also each Regional Economic Community and the GGC to develop and adopt a regional strategy to fight against piracy, armed robbery, and other illegal activities at sea, consistent with the 2050 AIM Strategy.” “I would also like to commend the African Union’s Initiative to draw up an African Integrated Maritime Strategy – Horizon 2050.”
  2. 2. H. E. Paul BIYA, President of Cameroon in his Closing Speech at the Gulf of Guinea Summit on June 25, 2013. “Africa is currently benefiting from unprecedented economic growth. But we need more African ownership of the economy. We cannot speak of transforming African ownership of the economy, unless we are prepared to seriously look at our oceans. The opportunities inherent in our seas belong to us, and we must create frameworks to develop this potential. We must make our ocean safe. And we must be able to manage our oceans. To do this we must be prepared to give more attention to the ‘blue economy’.” H. E. James MICHEL, President of Seychelles during the Opening Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union, May 2013. “My message to TICAD V was that, as set out in the African Union's 2050 Integrated Maritime Strategy, maritime development should be placed at a high position in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.” ... “I ask all African countries to please see the way forward. New frontiers and opportunities are wide open to you; that is maritime development, the blue economy and blue growth.” H. E. Mr. Koji SEKIMIZU, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Yokohama, Japan, June 4, 2013 – 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V). “We wish to state categorically that we cherish the 2050 AIM Strategy and take this opportunity to express our willingness to establish a Giant Aquarium in Tanzania.” The United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, March 13, 2013.
  3. 3. “This is Africa’s moment to leave a legacy for our people and to make history.” Jean PING, Former Chairperson of the African Union Commission “We are very grateful and pray that this wonderful initiative comes to fruition for the benefit of Mother Africa. Your name should be written in gold for this bold initiative.” Stephen DARBO, Commodore, Head of Delegation (Ghana), December 7, 2012. “We fully believe that the 2050 AIM-Strategy has the potential of becoming a global reference instrument in the area of Maritime Law and Marine issues.” Embassy of Portugal in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 3, 2012. “We are very impressed with this effort, which is very comprehensive and shows extended vision.” Jon HUGGINS, Director of Oceans Beyond Piracy Program, February 2012. “Je salue l’effort que vous êtes entrain de fournir pour notre continent.” Commandant Jawher SAHMIM, Tunisie, 26 Février 2013 “The AIM-Strategy is a long-term, overarching and multilayered vision for enhanced quality of
  4. 4. life of African citizens, through sustainable governance of Africa’s maritime domain. The real End State of this endeavor is an increased quality of life of African citizens and its contribution on the security standards at the global arena. The political will in this endeavor is critical, and the AUC will work to heighten the level of political commitment within the Regional Economic Communities and Member States.” Ramtane LAMAMRA, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union Commission. “Many partners have expressed their readiness to assist us in the process of developing the 2050 AIM-Strategy. We welcome this and value it very much, but you will all agree with me that this has to be an African-driven process, that will incorporate all interested partners at the right time. African foremost stakeholders must be part of the process and take ownership. This is how we can secure the buy-in.” Elham M. A. IBRAHIM (Dr.), Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission. “I endorse and support this initiative 100%.” El Ghassim WANE, Director, Peace and Security Department, African Union Commission. “There is no lack of resources, no deficiency of knowledge and no shortage of plans. Africa's progress rests above all else on the mobilisation of political will, both on the continent and internationally.” Kofi ANNAN, former United Nations Secretary-General. “The issues raised are central to the security and development to the African continent and, by the same token, to Europe’s security and development priorities.” Mr. Klaus RUDISCHHAUSER, Director of General Affairs, Directorate General for Development and Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in the European Commission. “The fact that so many countries and organizations participated (in the April 2010 Experts’ Workshop on MSS) should be viewed as a win in itself.”
  5. 5. Four-star Admiral Mark P. FITZGERALD, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples. “Indeed the meeting was worth all the travelling.” William AZUH, Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) London. “This initiative is laudable and long overdue. South Africa looks forward to participating even preparing a paper if requested. I will provide possible contacts I should think are important to participate at the workshop.” Dumisani T. NTULI, Alternate Permanent Representative of South Africa to the International Maritime Organisation (Minister: Maritime Affairs), South African High Commission. “We very much appreciate this immeasurable initiative. Angola looks forward to participating and contribute to the referred event. Best Regards.” Rosa SOBRINHO, Alternate Permanent Representative of Angola to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). “We appreciate the efforts the AU is making with regard to maritime issues and are looking forward to the meeting. Kindly keep us updated on the matter. Regards.” Diana KIAMBUTHI, Kenya’s alternate Representative at IMO, Kenya High Commission in London. “I am happy how everything went on and I am sure the AUC is fit to reach our goal.” Ahmed Daher DJAMA, Public Relation Officer – (LO), Djibouti Navy (RDDE). « Je n'ai malheureusement pas pu t'écrire plus tôt pour te remercier et te féliciter pour l'organisation de ce workshop (avril 2010) qui je le sais a été fort éprouvante. J'ai récemment visité le page internet que tu as créée pour la conférence. C'est de loin la mieux documentée que je n'ai jamais vue. Encore, félicitations.
  6. 6. Emmanuel VIGNET, Political Adviser, Maritime Component Command Northwood, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). “We, in the archives, profoundly appreciate this kind of information (AU webpage on the April 2010 Experts’ Workshop on MSS) as it makes our document selection work a lot easy and could ensure that our holdings are more comprehensive. We would forever be so grateful if all would send us documents emanating from AU activities whether directly or indirectly like this. We thank you very much.” Chedza MOLEFE, Archivist, African Union Commission. “Thank you for managing this meeting. I am very impressed by the website portal you set up, I think this is extremely useful to follow up on the conclusions and recommendations.” Nicolas GUINARD, Security Sector Reform Adviser, UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). “Congratulations on the launch of the African Union’s task force of the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy).” Four-star Admiral Gary ROUGHEAD, Chief of US Naval Operations (CNO). “I have received a lot of inquiries from fisheries stakeholders who have asked me to commend you for establishing the Task Force.” Sloans K. CHIMATIRO (PhD), The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). “We have taken note of the establishment of the "Task Force", and we are really supportive of this strategy and its development. We are of the opinion that the make-up of this Task Force will be of the utmost importance in the finalization and acceptance of the strategy, including its implementation.” Admiral Bernhard TEUTEBERG, South African Navy Chief Director Maritime Strategy. “African solutions to African challenges. Taking ownership is important and I am happy to say that Africans are taking ownership of these challenges. A lot of work is being done in the African
  7. 7. Union to achieve an Africa-Wide Maritime Strategy. That kind of combined, deliberate approach is the kind of thing that I am talking about. Addressing the issues from a regional, or in this case, a continental point of view will encompass and hear from voices and ideas that will bring a rounded approach to solving maritime issues.” Four-star General William E. WARD, Commander, US AFRICOM. “All of these things are of importance to Africa. They are of equal importance to the United States and also to the global community.” Ambassador Johnnie CARSON, US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. “But even more than that, we have to think of the coast line in terms of Africa's riches, its fishing industry, and its oil industry. These industries offshore can provide wealth for Africa and for its people in health and development; but unless they're preserved and protected they won't be able for doing so. Africans must protect the environment from off shore dumping, from rivers that are polluted and ruin reefs and potential fishing grounds and hatcheries. So, the environment becomes absolutely essential, good environment and good stewardship, to the preservation of the coast of Africa.” Ambassador Vicki HUDDLESTON, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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