Marine Regions Forum 2023 photo competition

We couldn’t visit all the countries in the region, or the other regions that are present in the conference so encouraged people to send in photos for a photo competition. We were excited to receive a large number of entries and the participants at the Marine Regions Forum conference were able to vote for their favourites via the conference app.

Congratulations to the first place winner, Frank Mirobo:

“Embracing the Community Ownership of the Ocean”

The current generation embracing the future generation’s enjoyment and ownership of the Ocean


Congratulations to the second place winner, Tanguy Nicolas:

“Somanga, Kilwa district, Tanzania”

A young boy is paddling his makeshift mtumbwi (canoe) at high tide in the mangrove, attending a popular fish landing site on the seafront from his village, in Somanga, Tanzania.


Photo Gallery: Marine Regions Forum 2023

Photos of the conference from Empower Limited are available here, but we have picked out a few highlights below too.

7 November: Welcoming address and keynote speakers

8 November

Some of the Early Career Professionals at the Marine Regions Forum 2023 conference (photo by Empower Limited)


9 November