Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Call for applications: Workshop on Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is inviting submission of applications to attend a “Assessment of Management Effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs): a workshop to identify appropriate regional approaches and methodologies, and to integrate these with ongoing initiatives to build management capacity in the Western Indian Ocean”, that will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 5 to 9 December 2016.

The aim of the workshop is therefore to help build capacity for understanding and using MEAs as a means to improve MPA management, building on earlier and current initiatives.  It will also be used to identify appropriate approaches and methodologies that could be disseminated through the region and will provide a calibration of progress in MEA in the WIO and will provide an opportunity to share challenges and lessons learned.  The course will cover all types of MPAs, included community-managed sites and LMMAs.

The 5-day workshop will bring together 22 MPA managers, technical officers and practitioners from across the WIO who have experience with MEA, as well as those who wish to initiate MEAs at their sites and need support and knowledge.  The course will be practical and interactive using tailor-made and relevant existing material.  Participants will be requested to bring information about their MPAs, such as management plans, indicators and monitoring plans, and reports from their research, monitoring or management work.

Deadline for completed applications: 24 October 2016.

Please download the application form and submit it to by email to Nyawira Muthiga (nmuthiga@wcs.org) and cc to Sue Wells (suewells1212@gmail.com).

For more details, please read the full announcement.

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