Project Description


About Hub Work in Namibia

Owing to their position on the South East Atlantic coast, Namibian waters are amongst the productive fisheries areas in the Atlantic. This productivity has historically managed to sustain high fisheries yields, with the Hake fishery being of key economic importance. Initial work of the Hub in Namibia seeks to co-identify, through contextual analysis, the matters of concern to which the Hub research can focus. This ground work will include ethnographic mapping through interviews, oral histories and focus groups with woman and the silenced voices in the marine sector, subsistence, small scale and recreational fishers in identified sites (Walvis Bay and Luderitz). In addition, meetings and focus groups with Topnaar community and civil society partners will be undertaken to plan research and identify critical concerns. In parallel, fisheries data gap analysis will be undertaken to identify needs and priorities for further research to inform and support the sustainable development of this critical sector in Namibia.

In Namibia the blue economy concept is anchored in SDG 14: Life below water

3 Ps: planet care, promoting prosperity & including people in sustainable marine resource management

Namibia has one of the most productive fishing industries in Africa due to the presence of the Benguela current

Team Members

University of Namibia
Alex Kanyimba Namibia One Ocean Hub

Alex Kanyimba

Associate Professor: Education for Sustainable Development
Artwell Nhemachena Namibia One Ocean Hub

Artwell Nhemachena

Senior Lecturer: Sociology
Sirrka Tshiningayamwe Namibia One Ocean Hub

Sirrka Tshiningayamwe

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Tapiwa Warikandwa Namibia One Ocean Hub

Tapiwa Warikandwa

Senior Lecturer: Law
Margit Wilhelm Namibia One Ocean Hub

Margit Wilhelm

Lecturer: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

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