SwAM Ocean 2019-2022 is our program for development cooperation, supporting holistic marine management and blue growth in vulnerable regions.
We can support your efforts to increase the economic benefits from the sustainable use of marine resources.
You get support, to:
We bring hands-on experience and expertise in policy, planning and implementation as a government agency, on four themes:
Our geographical focus is the Western Indian Ocean.
SwAM Ocean is not a fund, nor a donor. Instead, SwAM Ocean rests on collaboration. Together with you, we build experience and bring change for the better.
The program SwAM Ocean departs from key Swedish and international policies and frameworks, most importantly:
SwAM Ocean seeks to address the challenges pertained to poverty alleviation through the sustainable use of marine ecosystem services, with a focus on coastal areas in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).
We identify long-term planning as a key measure that enables a sustainable management that can balance access to, and conservation of, marine resources in a way that both strengthen coastal and marine environments and communities and contribute to poverty reduction and local economic growth.
Essential prerequisites for achieving sustainable management are increased levels of capacities, transparency and participation as well as cross sectoral cooperation.
At impact level we seek to contribute to Global Goal 14 with a special focus on target 14.7:
“By 2030, increase the economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.”
Three cross-cutting goals on outcome level for us are:
We work through capacity development activities, advocacy, policy development and expert input.
Our primary collaboration partners are national governmental stakeholders involved in ocean governance and fisheries management. SwAM Ocean also work through selected global and regional marine environmental and fisheries management processes.
We apply a rights based approach, and gender equality is addressed both as a specific goal in the program and through activity mainstreaming.
Long-term partnerships with well-established global stakeholders is an important strategy for reaching our goals.
We develop and adjust our work over time to ensure effective and relevant implementation.
SwAM Ocean is financed by Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and has a budget of SEK 43 million over four years.
SwAM Ocean is not a fund, nor a donor. Instead, SwAM Ocean is based on mutual collaboration were each part finance their own time.
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