AfriCOG's role is to foster partnerships between a number of organisations to fulfill its mission and vision. The following 18 organisations are the "founding partners" in AfriCOG:

 

 

University of Fort Hare

 

 

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

 

 

Rhodes University

 

 

University of Cape Town

 

 

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, University of Dar es Salaam

 

 

Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre, University of Namibia

 

 

World Maritime University

 

 

International Ocean Institute

 

 

Benguela Current Commission

 

 

Oceanographic Research Institute

 

 

South African Environmental Observation Network

 

 

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

 

 

South African National Biodiversity Institute

 

 

Bayworld Centre for Research and Education

 

 

Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster

 

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature

 

 

GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network

 

 

GEF financed UNDP supported Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project