Africa Aware: Securing the blue economy

Nancy Karigithu, Kenyan candidate for secretary general of the IMO, outlines how regional collaboration can enhance maritime security, infrastructure and connectivity.

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Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

Nancy Karigithu

Special Envoy and Advisor on Maritime and Blue Economy, Executive Office of the President, Republic of Kenya

Africa’s maritime domain is an essential, yet often underappreciated component of the continent’s stability, trade, and development. The blue economy offers an ocean of untapped potential, presenting African nations with the means to diversify their economies, create sustainable jobs and alleviate poverty.

On this episode of Africa Aware, Yusuf speaks to ambassador Nancy Karigithu, special envoy and advisor to the president of Kenya, and Kenyan candidate for secretary general of the International Maritime Organization(IMO).

The ambassador outlines her thoughts on how regional collaboration can enhance maritime security in the face of transnational threats, and highlights policies to enhance maritime infrastructure and connectivity to improve trade.