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Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE) Directorate

Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE) Directorate


The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE) is responsible for implementing the agriculture, rural development, blue economy and sustainable environment policies, programmes and strategies of the African Union Commission (AUC) in line with the aspirations of Agenda 2063, the associated medium-term plans and other key continental legal and policy frameworks. ARBE comprises two directorates, including the Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy (SEBE). Within SEBE, there are two divisions: 

  1. Division of Sustainable Environment
  2. Division of Blue Economy

The following units and projects fall under the Division of Sustainable Environment (Climate Change and Meteorology, Water and Environment, Biodiversity, Forestry and Wildlife, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Land Management). Meanwhile, the Division of Blue is made up of Biological and Non-Biological Resources and Ocean Governance. For more information on SEBE, read on:




Department Resources

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.