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FileFrom Coast to Coast: Celebrating 20 Years of Transboundary Management of Our Shared Oceans by Mish Hamid — last modified Nov 26, 2015 05:09 PM
From Coast to Coast is a 2015 publication which highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve ocean governance by working across nations to promote ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries and other marine and coastal resources, protect coastal habitats from land based sources of pollution, and catalyze the formation of country driven, country owned and ultimately country financed regional institutional frameworks. This publication has highlighted key GEF International Waters interventions in coastal and marine environments that, through regional processes and national investments, have had a transformational impact on ocean governance in a critical time when coastal areas attract an increasing portion of the world population. Coast to Coast was produced under the auspices of the United Nations University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health, under an activity on the UNDP implementation of the GEF project IW:LEARN.
IWC8 2016 by Christian Ledermann — last modified Apr 15, 2016 12:11 AM
FileGEF Supported Projects for Advancing Ecosystem Based Management of Large Marine Ecosystems with the 2014 to 2018 Replenishment by Mish Hamid — last modified Sep 05, 2015 08:52 PM
Editor: Dr. Jennifer Bosch, Integrated Statistics, Woods Hole, Massachusetts August 2015 This assessment is intended for use by the LME-IOC-UNESCO network of practitioners, the GEF, World Bank, UN, and national partnering agencies, and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in LME projects. The goal of the assessment is to engage the LME network of practitioners in advancing the global LME movement through coordination and integration of GEF supported projects with stated potential for moving single-sector and single-disciplinary projects into multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral ecosystem based long-term self-funded LME Programs similar to the presently operational Benguela Current LME and the Yellow Sea LME projects(UNDP/GEF 2009). The GEF projects in the present assessment constitute a forward movement for increasing the date cumulative $3.15 billion baseline of LME project support with an additional $2.8 billion by 2018 (table 3).
FileIssue 1 on Designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan: Establishing the Benchmark by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified Sep 02, 2015 10:13 AM
This is the the first Experience Note under the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) subproject of CTI-SEA. Abstract: Palawan is one of the main tourist attractions in the Philippines due to its pristine condition. However, the municipality of Taytay in Palawan has not fully explored its tourism potential compared to the neighboring municipalities of Coron and El Nido. The Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle – Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA) project aims to pilot-test a PES scheme as a financing strategy to fund the sustainable management of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Taytay. Stakeholders identified tourism as the focus of PES. The effective implementation of a PES system can generate funds for the local government and other stakeholders to use to sustainably manage their coastal resources and ensure the much needed ecosystem services. As the first step in PES implementation, a comprehensive benchmarking study was carried out under CTI-SEA, which generated information on the current physical, ecological, and socioeconomic features of the municipality of Taytay. This experience note, the first in a series, describes the methodology used in, and the importance of, the conduct of the benchmarking study. It will serve as the foundation for a solid PES framework for Taytay and ensure the sustainability of its ecotourism services.
Technical Adviser (P2) for GLOMEEP Project - IMO by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 01, 2015 08:09 AM
This project post is fixed term for two years (first year is probationary). There shall be no expectation of contract change or renewal at the end of this assignment. (Application Deadline 22 September 2015)
FileCReW's Lines, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2015 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Aug 18, 2015 12:33 PM
This issue features: Improving the Enabling Environment and Advocacy Work Hand in Hand, Fourth Project Steering Committee Meeting to feature Knowledge Exchange, Regional Training in Monitoring & Evaluation held at CI MAB, Wastewater Management and Disaster Risk Management in Guyana and GEF CReW’s Replication Workshop.
LME:LEARN Chief Technical Advisor - International Consultant (Paris, France) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Aug 11, 2015 12:58 PM
Within the IW:LEARN PCU, a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) will be contracted to support the LME:LEARN project. A consultant will provide technical support with project activities of the Global LME:LEARN Project based on the UNDP-GEF LME:LEARN Project Document. The CTA will be part of a multi-disciplinary PCU shared with GEF IW:LEARN, including staff and consultants from various partner organizations. (Application Deadline 20 August 2015)
Call for Application: Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 29, 2015 12:55 PM
The “Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas” builds upon the more than 30 years experience of the International Ocean Institute in conducting training and capacity building programmes on ocean governance. The theme of the course draws upon the conduct of maritime affairs at the regional level in a holistic and integrated approach, following the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, targeting the Millennium Development Goals, and the follow-up to RIO+20. It focuses on linkages between natural, social and economic sciences, the research-management interface and the support of technology to enable the effective achievement of ocean management and sustainable development. (Application deadline 11 September 2015)
IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas from Nov 08, 2015 08:00 AM to Dec 10, 2015 05:00 PM University of Malta, Malta, by Damaris Waigwa
The “Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas” builds upon the more than 30 years experience of the International Ocean Institute in conducting training and capacity building programmes on ocean governance. The theme of the course draws upon the conduct of maritime affairs at the regional level in a holistic and integrated approach, following the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, targeting the Millennium Development Goals, and the follow-up to RIO+20. It focuses on linkages between natural, social and economic sciences, the research-management interface and the support of technology to enable the effective achievement of ocean management and sustainable development.
FileMTP 2015 Flyer by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 29, 2015 11:23 AM
IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas;November 8th - December 10th 2015; Malta
MedPartnership Steering Committee Meeting from Nov 03, 2015 08:00 AM to Nov 04, 2015 05:00 PM Athens Greece, by Damaris Waigwa
The MedPartnership Steering Committee will hold its last meeting on 3 and 4 November 2015 in Athens Greece, in the presence of country focal points, executing partners and donors. The 6-year project comes to an end in December 2015 and has achieved major breakthrough in the protection of the Mediterranean large marine ecosystem, through its 77 demonstrations in 13 Mediterranean countries.
International Consultant for the Mid-term Review of the UNEP-UNDP-GEF Project: Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS to promote IWRM by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 20, 2015 01:37 PM
For this evaluation, one international consultant will be hired by UNOPS to carry out the evaluation in line with UNEP and UNDP guidelines as set out in this terms of reference. Details about the specific roles and responsibilities of the consultant are presented in Annex 1. By undersigning Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA with UNOPS, the consultant certifies that he/she has not been associated with the design and implementation of the project in any way which may jeopardize their independence and impartiality towards project achievements and project partner performance. In addition, the consultant will not have any future interests (within six months after completion of the contract) with the project’s executing or implementing units. (Application Deadline: 29 July 2015)
FileOceanographic and Biological features in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 10, 2015 08:43 AM
The Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) is one of the 4 major upwelling systems in the world. 54 marine scientists from 25 institutions have worked in a collaborative manner to make a complete characterization of the CCLME. The result is a detailed description of: (i) the ocean geomorphology and geological materials; (ii) the hydrographic structure and the ocean circulation; (iii) the biogeochemical characteristics of the marine ecosystem; (iv) the life in the sea; (v) and the interannual, interdecadal and long‐term variability. Here we present a summary of the oceanographic and biological features of the CCLME, based in reviews of the scientific knowledge built over decades of research in the area, combined with new data shared by the authors of each of the articles. The main conclusions of this global analysis are presented below, followed by the challenges for scientific research and management goals in the CCLME, which can be used to guide new scientific projects in the region.
Fifth Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (5th GFETW) from Mar 07, 2016 08:00 AM to Mar 11, 2016 05:00 PM Auckland, New Zealand, by Damaris Waigwa
The GFETWs are biennial conferences intended to improve and enhance capacity and communications between MCS professionals from around the world. They offer MCS practitioners a unique opportunity to discuss and resolve issues relating to their work and facilitate international cooperation between national fisheries enforcement authorities, which is essential for promoting compliance and thus sustainability of fish stocks.
Training Course on Data Visualization from Jul 20, 2015 08:00 AM to Aug 15, 2015 05:00 PM Online, by Damaris Waigwa
Learn how to transform information from a format efficient for computation into a format efficient for human perception, cognition, and communication. Explore elements of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, perceptual psychology, and design in addition to data processing and computation.
FileRegional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jul 02, 2015 09:01 AM
The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) is the first comprehensive regional synthesis to provide insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the region and the opportunities to avoid serious degradation in one of the world’s unique and highly biodiverse oceans. The report goes a step further and presents exploratory scenarios and policy analysis to better inform anticipatory planning and management of coastal and marine resources. Thirty years after the Nairobi Convention was enacted, there is no better way to mark this major milestone than launching this report in 2015 - a report which amongst others, will provide the Convention with the basis for reflection on where it is coming from and where it would wish to be in another thirty years from now.
FileResponsible Fisheries, sustainable benefits, and strength through cooperation-- FFA's Strategic plan to 2020 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 29, 2015 08:10 AM
Features key vision statements and strategic objectives of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop from Jul 13, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 17, 2015 05:00 PM Yeosu, South Jeolla, Republic of Korea, by Damaris Waigwa
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat is convening the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop to support experts from national-level agencies of developing countries to contribute to enhanced implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets on marine and coastal areas.
2015 Water and Development Congress & Exhibition from Oct 18, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 22, 2015 05:00 PM Dead Sea, Sweimeh, Jordan, by Damaris Waigwa
Water is one of the most critical issues facing the world today, with developing and emerging countries facing some of the biggest challenges. The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition brings together thought leaders and decision makers from within and outside the water sector to address the key issue of ‘Water Security for Sustainable Growth’. Organized by the International Water Association (IWA) in Jordan from 18 – 22 October, the Congress features a range of topics and a diverse set of viewpoints from global water leaders
Oceania Regional Conservation Forum from Jul 13, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 15, 2015 05:00 PM Suva, Central, Fiji, by Damaris Waigwa
This meeting is held every four years as the IUCN prepares for the World Conservation Congress. The World Conservation Congress will be held in 2016 in Hawaii, US.
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