The Second International Conference
of the African Marine Waste Network.
Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa.
23 – 27 MAY 2022

Programme

International Conference of the African Marine Waste Network (AMWN) programme of Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), titled Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa, represents the premier event in SST’s calendar. The conference will focus on the actions and interventions that need to take place at every step of the value chain – including measurements of progress, social and economic considerations, municipal actions, capacity building and education, research, policy and legislation, collaboration, and networking – to move Africa towards the vision of no plastics entering the environment and, ultimately, the seas.

HERE’S HOW OUR LAST CONFERENCE WENT’

THE WORKSHOP SERIES

The preparatory workshop series, completed on the 12th of April 2022, was designed to ensure that key sections of what should be included in the Guidebook are inclusively discussed and transcribed into chapters. Each of these preparatory webinars have resulted in a detailed report which represents the first draft of each chapter of the Guidebook.

A draft of the Guidebook will be ready for inclusive discussion at the conference.

Catch up on the series to ensure you are ready to join the conversation by clicking on the links below.

Production and Consumption

Friday 10 Dec 2021
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Collection and Sorting

Tuesday 18 January 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Recycling

Tuesday 1 February 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Disposal

Tuesday 15 February 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Mismanaged Waste & Municipal roles

Tuesday 1 March 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Cross-cutting issues

Tuesday 15 March 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Sea-Based Sources of Waste

Tuesday 29 March 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Additional issues, if needed

Tuesday 12 April 2022
Online event, at 09:00 a.m. GMT until 12:30 p.m. GMT

Venue

The conference will be held from the 23rd to the 27th May 2022 at the Boardwalk Hotel, Casino and Conference Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

Further details will be provided soon.