Hen Mpoano’s Deputy Director, Stephen Kankam has been selected to join nine others as a Global Ocean Leader under the Edinburg Ocean Leaders Programme.

The overall goal of EOL is to create and sustain a life-long network of ocean change-makers. Towards this, the programme supports leadership training, mentoring, professional development and online networking opportunities including coaching dialogues; annual meetings; a joint field mission; and engagement with international ocean initiatives to help shape tangible pathways into action.

The Program is designed to accelerate the leadership, creativity and influence of exceptional ocean professionals working together to make a significant positive impact on the health of the World’s oceans. Our underlying ‘theory of change’ is that distributed, creative and enabled leadership is a prerequisite to achieving this urgent and transformational positive change.

The programme provides several distinct leadership interventions for each new cohort throughout the year, while also supporting activities for the growing network of leaders over time.

 The Edinburgh Ocean Leaders (EOL) is hosted by the University of Edinburgh, and is financially supported by the University, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and other organisations and individuals.