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Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) – A summary for policy makers

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the […]
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Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Quick Guide

This document seeks to provide a brief guide for enhanced policy impact to researchers working in the area of ocean governance. The document is based on the report, Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region: Background Document and Guidelines on Effective Science-to-Policy Interaction. This report was commissioned by WIOMSA as part of the […]
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Enhancing Science-to-Policy Uptake in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Background Document and Guidelines on Effective Science to Policy Interaction

The report provides an overview of current thinking on the science-to-policy interface, including a brief overview of relevant theory and a discussion of the policy cycle as a key framing concept to inform science-to-policy engagement. The report includes nine case studies from the Western Indian Ocean region and six international case studies, which seek to […]
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WIOMSA Policy Brief:Bridging the gap between science, management and decision-making

Policies guides decision-making of politicians and resource managers. Policies can also become entrenched in legislation. Policy-making often follow a cycle involving bringing an issue to the attention of policy makers (agenda setting), defining the different options to address that issue (formulation, based on data, information and knowledge), implementing actions to achieve goals (implementation); and assessing […]
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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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