Samuel Kame-Domguia

Speaking On: ‘Cooperation through the 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy’

“Whilst over 46% of Africans live in absolute poverty—a figure that is steadily rising, whilst fish makes a vital contribution to food security of over 200 million Africans and provides income for over 10 million, over the past 5 decades, the minimum loss from IUU - and over - fishing in Africa may in aggregate, exceed USD 100 billion.”

Samuel is a distinguished leader in integrative strategic thinking, having chaired and presented at more than 150 international conferences on Africa’s maritime geostrategic challenges and opportunities in various high-level academic, business and military forums, including the World Maritime University, the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence (a French public institution under the direct responsibility of the French Prime Minister), the US Naval War College, the NATO, the UN and the International Sea power Symposium which is the largest gathering of maritime leaders in history. He joined the African Union (AU) Commission in 2007, as a Strategic Planner within the AU’s Darfur Integrated Task Force (DITF) and in April 2008 initiated and masterminded the development of the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM-Strategy), introducing the ground breaking concept of Blue Economy. He is currently the Coordinator of the 2050 AIM-Strategy Task Force.

Bio facts

Position: Coordinator, 2050 African Integrated Maritime Strategy Task Force, Ethiopia

Session: Cooperation