World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, which is commemorated on 8 June 2017, is a global day of celebrating the ocean for a better future.

The oceans are essential to food security, health, and the survival of all life. They also power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community about the oceans.

The following Australia Awards –Africa Alumni are playing a major role in the oceans economy and the food security sector:

Dr Kamla Ruby Moothien Pillay – Mauritius

Dr Charles Ngunjiri – Kenya

Prof Shehu Latunji Akintola – Nigeria

Dr Valera Dias – Mozambique

Omenwa Veronica Chineye – Nigeria

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