Harnessing the Power of Media to Raise Awareness on Ocean Economies Journalists’ Workshop

August 29 - 31, 2016 | The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Republic of Mauritius

Engagement with African Journalists

The World Bank is committed to scaling up efforts in fisheries to provide pathways to prosperity. Its engagement with African journalists is expected to strengthen governance. It is anticipated that a continued coverage of issues relating to oceans economy will provide a more complete understanding of the urgency. Journalists, trained in ocean economies, can more fully contribute to building the political will and public support needed for sustainable development.

Workshop Objectives

  • sensitize journalists to the importance of ocean economies in their country and region;
  • enable journalists who are covering ocean economies to make fact-based reporting;
  • build the journalists’ capacity to gather and analyze data and prepare fact based stories;
  • enrich national and regional dialogues on policies related to ocean economies.
  • Participation

    Thirty journalists from Cabo Verde, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, São Tomé et Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania and Togo. These Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and coastal states are considered priority countries in the program.
    After the workshop, journalists will attend the two-day ministerial conference.


  • Umou Al Bazzaz, aulbazzaz@worldbank.org
  • Madji Seck, mseck@worldbank.org