Aphiwe Moshani

AREA OF EXPERTISE: My area of expertise lies within ocean governance and coastal livelihoods, with a main focus on understanding conflicts and inequalities within the Blue Economy. A central part of what I hope my work continues is informing the Blue Justice movements in marginalised African coastal communities.

AFFILIATION: University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Strathclyde law school (UK) and United Nations Institute for Training and Research

  • Women of the sea‘ – In the fourth 2-part episode of the One Ocean Hub podcast , Milica Prokic speaks to the Hub’s Early Career Researchers and the British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarship winners, Aphiwe Moshani and Buhle Francis. The topic of the episodes was gender and the ocean, and the often overlooked – yet essential- role of women in the relationship of the ocean and humankind – listen to episodes part 1 & 2 here and here >>
  • Awarded an EARTH scholarship by the British Council Scotland, which is thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary connection. The scholarship will support Aphiwe in undertaking research at the University of Strathclyde (UK) from April-July 2024 on the human rights dimensions of her research findings. – read here >>
  • Aphiwe is currently a Research Consultant at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, working on the knowledge-translation platform One Ocean Learn and recently developed a Learning Pathway ‘Cultural Heritage and ocean governance‘ – read here >>
  • Research assistant to Dr Philile Mbatha’s study: ‘Lockdown lessons from South Africa’s fisheries. Building resilience in small-scale fishing communities’ – The Covid-19 pandemic affected all sectors in the food supply chain. To determine the effect of lockdown on the fisheries sector, a study focusing on small-scale fisheries was conducted – read here >>
One ocean hub conference 2024 – cape town / photo: Clare Thomas
Making waves

Aphiwe contributed to a global consultation organised by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the protection of environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) together with other Hub researchers – read more >>

Artwork: Margherita Brunori