Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

2nd International training Course on Mangrove Ecosystem In the Western Indian Ocean Region

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) together with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and Western Indian Ocean – Mangrove Network (WIO-MN) are pleased to announce the ‘2nd International Training Course on Mangroves of Western Indian Ocean’ that will be held at the University of Nairobi’s Centre of Marine Sciences (Moana) in Diani Beach, Kenya; from 17 – 28th May, 2016.
This 10 days training course will include fieldwork, group discussion, and lecture sessions. The following broad thematic areas will be covered: community-based restoration, adaptations, integrated management, and governance approaches for mangrove ecosystem, with special reference to the Western Indian Ocean region.
The course is jointly implemented by the University of Nairobi, Institute for Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam; and our regional and international partners: Wetland International, Annemalai University (India), Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).

Similar to the 1st course in 2013, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA) through its Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme will support the 2nd edition of the course.

Deadline for applications: 6 March 2016.

To download the course brochure and the application form.


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