PENAf

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PENAf

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ABOUT PENAF

Ports Environmental Network Africa (PENAf) is a non-profit organisation which seeks to improve environmental performance in African Ports by creating a platform to stimulate discussions, exchange information and experiences, and to find practical solutions to environmental challenges facing African ports and putting them on the path of effective, efficient and proactive environmental management and performance.

VISION

Our vision is to build a coordinated platform for African ports to cooperate in the area of environmental management and performance through information sharing and exchange of experiences with the aim of improving and harmonising environmental practices.

MISSION

PENAf’s mission is to form environmental networks of Port Authorities and related stakeholders in each of the three maritime regions (West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, and Northern Africa) in the African continent, to serve as a platform to stimulate discussion and exchange environmental information and best practice experiences.

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Raise environmental awareness and information dissemination among African ports

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Influence environmental policy in African ports by creating a bridge between environmental principles and practice through supporting the development of norms and mechanisms for the implementation of obligations under multilateral environmental agreements relevant for ports.

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Promote environmental cooperation through exchange of information and best practices, training and research for environmentally sound and sustainable African ports

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Promote environmental cooperation through exchange of information and best practices, training and research for environmentally sound and sustainable African ports

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Promote, facilitate and support capacity development (human, capital, technical, legal and informational resources) required for sound environmental management and performance among African ports at local, national, regional and continental levels.

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Promote the establishment of standardised environmental practices for African ports through cooperative and collaborative approaches.