First SwAM Ocean Adaptive Management Seminar

On 24 June 2021, a group of 52 representatives from the Western Indian Ocean region participated in the first Adaptive Management Seminar for Marine Protected Areas, hosted by the Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA and us, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

This first Seminar focused on the benefits of addressing marine areas protection from a network perspective, at the national or regional levels.

Online meeting room showing 25 of the 52 participants

Online meeting room.

During the session, Dr. Jared Bosire from the Nairobi Convention framed the seminar as one of the actions in line to address the challenges and recommendations identified during the preparation of the Western Indian Ocean MPA Outlook report, a most awaited document to be officially presented on July 16th.

Following that, Ms. Jenny Hertzman from SwAM and Ms. Annette Olsson from FOS Europe explained the logic and actions foreseen in the SwAM Ocean program, and Ms. Hertzman and Ms. Ilke Tilders from FOS Europe shared the Framework and Method for MPA design and management implemented in Sweden.

Finally, Dr. Ané Oosthuizen from South Africa National Parks presented Operation Phakisa, the process leading to the recent designation of 20 new MPAs in South Africa.

The seminar is part of our new series.

This text is an adaptation of the post on The WIOMSA Blog.

This work is part of our development cooperation programme SwAM Ocean.

Published: 2021-07-14