Network Objectives

The Mandate

Serve the coastal and islands states of Africa by developing an active consortium of people and organizations working together within countries and across borders in the continent.

The Goal

Encourage the people of Africa to develop and implement better waste management strategies to benefit human health, prosperity and the environment.

The network will provide a platform for:

The development of a knowledge base for informed decision making though resource and expertise sharing.
Dissemination of opportunities and sharing of best practices for capacity building, empowerment, education and public awareness.
Sharing ideas and garnering support, collaboration opportunities and financial backing.
Broadcasting latest news and events.
Building towards greater prosperity through the promotion of green economic enterprises and the circular economy.

Our vision is to have a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous Africa through strong collaboration.

Our mission is to mobilize resources that will enable stakeholders within every African country to work together to implement best practices in:

Tackling issues of poverty, awareness, education and capacity
Reducing accumulation of waste from vessels and other marine-based sources
Reducing all forms of debris and waste on land in order to prevent leakage into marine environments
Cleaning plastic and other waste from African coasts, seas, and estuaries
Using recycling, incentive schemes, and other activities to harness the circular economy
Providing assistance to coastal municipalities and where applicable their harbours where waste management is a growing problem