Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Wellbeing in Africa: Call for solutions!

Across Africa, multiple examples of inspiring “blue solutions” which successfully help overcome challenges to sustainable development and human wellbeing in the marine and coastal realm can be found. The Blue Solutions Initiatives in collaboration with the Abidjan Convention, the Nairobi Convention, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association as well as the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are organizing a four-day Regional Forum, scheduled to be held in June 2016 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, to provide a platform for African practitioners and decision-makers involved in marine and coastal planning, management and governance for sustainable development to:
• Enable mutual learning and support knowledge transfer on experiences.
• Inspire participants and facilitate the adaptation of successful experiences towards the implementation of sustainable solutions in marine and coastal contexts.

All those interested have the opportunity to share their successful experiences related to marine and coastal planning, management and governance for sustainable development. Your solution will be shared on the online platform and if submitted until 30th November considered for presentation at the Regional Forum. A solution can be related to various sectors (biodiversity conservation, sustainable fisheries, sustainable tourism, …).
For more information, download the full announcement.