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Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods for Coastal Communities – A Review of experience and guide to best practice

This document will help the reader understand the complexity of coastal livelihoods. It focuses on the emergence of alternative livelihoods (also known as alternative income generating activities – AIGs), examining the role they have played in contributing to sustainable natural resource use and management in marine and coastal environments. The document ends by recommending a […]
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Learning & Performing: Developing Skills for Coastal Management Practitioners

The scope and complexity of integrated coastal management (ICM) programs which can be successfully implemented by any nation is directly dependent on its national capacity. Yet, despite substantive efforts over the last decade in education and training in countries of the Western Indian Ocean region, there remains insufficient individual and institutional capacity to implement meaningful […]
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Coastal Management in the Western Indian Ocean Region A Capacity Needs Assessment

Developing capacity in coastal and marine issues of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region is a very important activity, given the present growing and projected pressures on the coastal and marine resources.The region s experience in both knowledge-based, technical and equipment capacity building has been progressively growing. Many large milestones have been reached in this […]
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Sharing Coastal Management Experience in the Western Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the Experts and Practitioners Workshop on Integrated Coastal Area Management for Eastern Africa and Island States

Sharing Coastal Management Experience in the Western Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the Experts and Practitioners Workshop on Integrated Coastal Area Management for Eastern Africa and Island States
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Understanding the Human Dimensions in the Management of Coastal and Marine Resources in the WIO Region

Understanding the Human Dimensions in the Management of Coastal and Marine Resources in the WIO Region
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Community Empowerment From Ridge to Reef (KCDP)

The documentary tells the story of how Kenya Coastal Development Project ( KCDP) is being implemented in the coastal region of Kenya by seven national agencies in close collaboration with the local communities and the coastal county governments. It shows how the coastal communities are involved in the implementation process, while improving their livelihood and […]
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Declaration from the WIOMSA Scientific Community to the UNFCCC COP211 -30 October 2015, Port Edward, South Africa

We, a community of 500 coastal and marine scientists working in the Western Indian Ocean, meeting at the 9th biennial Scientific Symposium of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (www.wiomsa.org) make this Declaration to the 21st COP of the UNFCCC and to the global community, to call for decisive action on climate change by […]
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Climate change – The Kenyan coast

The Kenyan Coast is feeling the real effects of climate change and it’s unbelievably a direct threat to livelihoods. Communities are now facing the real danger on the effects of climate change.
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Experiences Of Periodic Closures In Small-scale Invertebrate Fisheries

Periodic closures, which are also known as temporary, short-term, rotational, periodically harvested, or non-permanent closures, temporarily ban the harvesting of marine resources in specific areas (Cohen and Foale, 2013). Use of such closures is increasing in community-based management initiatives across the Indo-Pacific and is supported by a growing evidence base (Cinner et al. , 2006; Bartlett et al. […]
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Course Report – Communicating The Findings Of Research To Policy Makers In The Western Indian Ocean Region. 04 – 08 April 2016

It is expected that the training course will facilitate adaptive governance of marine resources which include among others, the development of policies based on well proven scientific results. This can be achieved if effective communication mechanisms between science and policy are set in place. The purpose of this workshop was to train participants on the […]
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