The Biodiversity Project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a Training of trainers in MPA law in the Western Indian Ocean. The Training will be held in two sessions:
i) In Seychelles from 26 to 30 September 2016. This course will be conducted in English, and will draw participants from Kenya, Mauritius and Tanzania.
ii) In Madagascar from 31 October to 4 November 2016. This course will be conducted in French and draw on participants from Comoros, Madagascar and Mauritius.
The purpose of this TOT is to build the capacity of nationals from the project targeted countries for an improved understanding of the importance of MPA related laws and their implementation including enforcement and governance arrangements. This goal is to be achieved by training a batch of professionals from the MPA / environmental sector, the line Ministries, relevant departments in Universities, and from the legal profession – in environmental laws relating to marine protected areas. Once empowered, the intention is for the beneficiaries of the training to be able to train a wider range of stakeholders.
The deadlines for applications are 31 August 2016 (Seychelles course) and 15 September 2016 (Madagascar course).