With their diverse coastal and inland water resources, these member states are positioned to leverage the blue economy for sustainable development. Coastal nations like Kenya, Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan focus on marine resources, while landlocked countries like Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Sudan emphasize inland water bodies. Key activities include fisheries, aquaculture, maritime trade, tourism, and the exploration of offshore resources.


Djibouti boasts of Marine Trade, Fisheries, Blue Tourism, and Port Development.

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Ethiopia has Inland Fisheries, Aquaculture, Hydropower, and Water Management that focus on Water Resource Management to support Agriculture and prevent environmental degradation.


Kenya has Fishery Activities, Tourism, Marine Transport, and Policy Initiatives focusing on sustainable exploitation of marine resources.

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Sustainable management, policy support, and addressing challenges such as political instability and environmental degradation are critical for realizing the full potential of the blue economy in these regions.


Somalia Has Fisheries Activities, Marine Transport, Offshore Resources and Conservation Initiatives to protect marine biodiversity and coastal ecosystems.


South Sudan has Inland Fisheries, Aquaculture, Hydropower and Water  Management Efforts to manage water resources sustainably amid challenges of political instability and conflict.


Sudan has Fishery Activities, Marine Transport, Tourism, and Offshore Exploration that is Potential for oil and gas exploration in the Red Sea.


Uganda significantly contributes to Inland Fishing, Aquaculture, Water-based Tourism, and Conservation Initiatives that combat overfishing and pollution.