Barkha Mossaë

Pan-African advocate for the blue economy, Blue Economy Advisor to the African Union Commission

Barkha’s ambition is to unlock Africa’s blue growth through effective ocean governance and nature-positive blue economy strategies that emphasise women, youth and innovation, including technologies of the 4IR for oceans. Barkha is currently the Blue Economy Advisor to the African Union Commission, helping to establish a continental blue economy programme following the process of institutional reform of the African Union.
Previously, Barkha has served as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius, where her focus was on promoting environmental diplomacy with a focus on SIDS priorities, ocean economy and maritime security, while advocating for innovation and entrepreneurship within the public sector which she believes to be an important pillar for advancing sustainability. An avid scuba diver, Barkha is passionate about strengthening Africa’s ownership over its oceans and seas and making oceans accessible to local communities. She co-founded #SeeingBlue, which aimed at empowering young islanders, especially youth from coastal areas, to champion their ocean resources and supporting them in developing solutions towards the most pressing challenges faced by our oceans and seas.

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