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Long-term planning is a key measure for sustainable management of the sea. Marine spatial planning can strengthen environments and communities, and contribute to poverty reduction and local economic growth.

Support in marine spatial planning

We offer our partners hands-on experience and expertise in policy, planning and implementation.

We collaborate with partners in East Africa and Western Indian Ocean to strengthen communities and environments, and contribute to poverty reduction and local economic growth.

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Training in marine spatial planning

  • Module 1 – Introduction to marine spatial planning
  • Module 2 – The marine spatial planning process
  • Module 3 – Data and information
  • Module 4 – Assessment of the effects of the plan
  • Module 5 – Transboundary marine spatial planning

Content can be adapted to your needs.

WIO Symphony – assess the impacts of your planning decision

WIO Symphony for the Wester Indian Ocean is a tool for ecosystem-based marine spatial planning. It helps you compare cumulative environmental impact from different planning options. The Nairobi Convention and SwAM is developing it for the Western Indian Ocean.

WIO Symphony

Poverty, gender and marine spatial planning

We have drafted a method for integrating a poverty and gender equality perspective in marine spatial planning processes:

That framework is now included in the International Guide on Marine Spatial Planning by IOC-UNESCO and the European Commission.

We try the framework out in practice, through three case studies in Madagascar, Kenya and Tanzania with IOC-UNESCO.

Marine spatial planning has become more important in recent decades, and now especially in developing countries as a way to achieve sustainable development of the blue economy. The method helps answering how actors can work to distribute power and influence.

Local Blue Growth

See how we are supporting local blue growth.

Fish and fisheries data

Fish and fisheries data is a part of our work in WIO Symphony.

Climate change adaption

Overview of other organizations’ projects and initiatives

Climate Change Adaptation through conservation and rehabilitation of mangrove forests

Sources of Climate Change Adaptation information in the Western Indian Ocean

Training courses related to Climate Change Adaptation

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Published: 2021-01-26
Updated: 2021-04-01