9th Indian Ocean Dialogue on Innovation in Blue Economy and its Role in GDP Contribution, 22-23 May 2023, Zanzibar, Tanzania
22 May - 23 May 2023   |   Events

To facilitate regional, interdisciplinary discussions across various Blue Economy sectors and identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet innovative development pathways, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Fisheries of Zanzibar, Tanzania, in collaboration with the IORA Secretariat, hosted the 9th Indian Ocean Dialogue on 22-23 May 2023 in Zanzibar. This Dialogue gathered ocean leaders, experts, champions, and key stakeholders to discuss on the regional needs and priorities in terms of transforming development, knowledge, technology, partnerships, trade, financing, and diplomacy in Blue Economy. The 9th IOD adopted the Zanzibar Consensus, which contains a set of policy recommendations to advance blue economy sector in the Indian Ocean region.