IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States – Sous-Commission de la COI pour l’Afrique et les États insulaires adjacents


The IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States is an intergovernmental subsidiary body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO responsible for the promotion of regional and international cooperation, and the development and coordination of the Commission’s marine scientific and research programmes, the ocean services, the ocean observing systems, capacity development and related activities in the region by taking account of the specific interests and priorities of Member States from Africa.

First session of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States, 2-3 May 2012, Nairobi, Kenya

Second Session of the IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States 3-4 April 2013, Cape Town, South Africa

La Sous-Commission de la COI pour l’Afrique et les États insulaires adjacents est un organe subsidiaire intergouvernemental de la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale de l'UNESCO ayant vocation à promouvoir la coopération régionale et internationale, et à développer et coordonner les programmes de recherche et d’océanographie de la Commission, les services océaniques, les systèmes d’observation des océans, le renforcement des capacités et les activités connexes dans la région en prenant en considération les priorités et intérêts spécifiques des États membres africains.

Première session de la Sous-Commission de la COI pour l’Afrique et les Etats insulaires adjacents, 2-3 mai 2012, Nairobi, Kenya .

Deuxième session de la Sous-Commission de la COI pour l’Afrique et les Etats insulaires adjacents, 3-4 avril 2013, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud

The secretariat for the IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States based at the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya begun operations at the beginning of March 2012. The secretariat is headed by Mr Mika Odido, who is the newly appointed IOC Coordinator for Africa. Mr Odido will continue to manage the ODINAFRICA-IV project, as part of his new responsibilities. His email will remain the same as before.

The Sub Commission was established at the 26th Session of the IOC Assembly (22 June – 5 July 2011, UNESCO HQs, Paris, France) as a framework to improve the Commission's visibility, facilitate coordination among the Member States in the region, and to ensure the efficient implementation of IOC programmes in Africa. The Sub-Commission will be responsible for the promotion of regional and international cooperation, and the development and coordination of the Commission's marine scientific and research programmes, the ocean services, the ocean observing systems, capacity development and related activities in the region by taking account of the specific interests and priorities of Member States from Africa. It will strengthen IOC's presence in Africa, increase the effectiveness of its actions, and give concrete effect to the priority accorded to Africa by UNESCO. The First Session of the Sub Commission will be held at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi from 2 – 3 May 2012.


1 CL-2493: Nomination of Members of IOCAFRICA Regional Working Groups (09/08/13)
IOC Secretariat
Invitation to nominate suitable national experts for consideration for membership of five...
2 IOC Africa II Information Document (05/03/13)
Mika Odido and Mthuthuzeli Gulekana
3 CL-2418: Official dissolution of IOCEA and IOCWIO and Launching of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States, Nairobi, Kenya, 2–3 May 2012 (20/01/12)
IOC Secretariat
MS to designate representatives to the session by 24 February 2012.
4 item 4.5: Proposal for the establishment of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the adjacent Island States (10/08/11)
Chairs IOCEA & IOCWIO
5 IOC-XXVI/DR.(4.5): IOC Sub-commission for Africa, Including Adjacent Island States (30/06/11)
Angola, Benin, Cameroun, Djibouti, Congo Cote...
6 IOC-XXVI/2 Annex 5: Proposal for the Establishment of an IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (07/06/11)
IOC Secretariat
7 CL-2393: Establishment of an IOC Sub-Commission for Africa (20/05/11)
IOCEA & IOCWIO Chairs
Proposal

Created at 9:43 on 25 Oct 2011 by Thomas GROSS
Last updated at 11:40 on 11 Sep 2013