OHA is a non-profit ocean-impact catalyst initiative, supporting ocean-impact ventures through acceleration programs and leading an international ocean-minded ecosystem.
Our mission is to inspire and assist innovative impact start-ups and nurture an environmentally conscious and profitable economy that would effectively mitigate the oceans' overexploitation, pollution as well as the effects of global warming on the oceans.
We are based in Cape Town, at virtually the crossroads of three oceans but operate pan-African online and through a network of local supportive stakeholders.
OHA is supported by a range of partners such as WWF, Mission Blue, 1% for the planet, Dassault Systèmes, Amazon, Sigfox, French and African Diplomacies, and International Universities. We all come together because we believe in the great - and untapped - potential of Africa's blue economy but we also see the threats of irresponsible ocean economic growth. By working to inspire more entrepreneurs, entice more private investors and catalyze more partnerships, we strive to increase the development and adoption of new sustainable technologies and policies to place the continent at the forefront of a decidedly more sustainable ocean economy.