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Zambia government commits to hosting Aquaculture Africa 2023 Conference

The conference will take place from November 13-16, 2023.

Zambian Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Hon. Makozo Chikoti (center); Permanent Secretary, Anna Songolo (immediate left); WAS Africa Chapter President, John Walakira (immediate right). Also present at the signing ceremony were senior officials in Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, WAS delegation and its partner Africa Union.
August 4, 2023

Preparations for the 2nd Annual International Conference and Exposition of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ2023) were given a boost last week following the signing of the hosting agreement by Zambia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

This special gesture means the government of Zambia is fully committed to collaborating with WAS in ensuring the smooth organization of the event through financial commitments, support to the hiring of the convention center, the appointment of state officials to the conference’s National Organizing Committee, national promotions, high-level officiation to the event among other roles and commitments.

The hosting agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Anna Songolo in the presence of the Minister, Hon. Makozo Chikoti, and was also witnessed by other senior officials from the Ministry. From WAS’s side, the president of the African Chapter of WAS co-signed the agreement. Representatives from the Africa Union and Southern Africa Development Community also witnessed the occasion.

Zambia is one of the fastest aquaculture producing countries in Africa, with vibrant aquaculture value chains in action. AFRAQ2023 will take place from November 13-16, 2023. Aller Aqua is the gold sponsor of AFRAQ2023. Additional sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. More information is available here or contact, or