International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Presentations from the 2nd Annual Africa Regional Network Meeting

11 Oct 2018
Presentations from the meeting sessions can be found below

A variety of presentations were given during the 2nd Annual Africa Regional Network Meeting (3-4 September 2018, Dakar, Senegal), including updates from the GEF LME:LEARN project, activities in the region, science to management best practice, and private sector engagement.  

Regional Network Updates   
This session provide participants with updates on the GEF LME:LEARN project (toolkits, services, websites) and to share experiences from the Latin America-Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Regional Networks.
Regional Network Members who have undertaken GEF LME:LEARN twinning exchanges reported back to the network on their experiences and lessons learned. The specific twinning activity highlighted was between the GEF UNDP EMIS project and WACOM. More...
Inter-project Collaboration Opportunity between Abidjan Convention, EMIS and WACOM   
The EMIS project, together with partners from the West Africa Coastal Observation Mission (WACOM) and the Abidjan Convention, were awarded an Inter-project Collaboration Opportunity (ICO) grant by GEF LME:LEARN to support the validation of the upd...
Inter-project Collaboration Opportunity between Benguela Current Convention and Barcelona Convention   
The Benguela Current Convention and the Barcelona Convention will undertake an ICO to enhance regional marine spatial planning efforts through the establishment of an LME community of Practice.
United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)   
The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensu...
How science works along with policy and governance   
Professor Salif Diop addressed participants on the importance of the advancement of ocean sciences and the need to better integrate knowledge in decision-making in Africa.
Science Based Management: Best Practice in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA Region)   
Examples of science based approach and practices from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden LME were highlighted. These included Standard Surveys Methods for Key Habitats and Species, Regional and National Habitat Conservation Plans (RAPs, NAPs), the SOME...
Science to Governance: Experience from the Benguela Current Convention   
It is science that convinced Parties of the BCC to work collaboratively at a regional level. As a transboundary LME which is very complex, transboundary research collaboration on both the marine environment and on resources is essential.
Use of Science in Strengthening Ocean Governance for the High Seas   
This presentation provides a case study of the STRONG High Seas Project in the Southeast Atlantic Region and it's use of science to strengthen governance of the high seas.
The private sector perspective from Shipping (CMA - CGM)   
CMA CGM S.A. is a French container transportation and shipping company. It is a leading worldwide shipping group, using 200 shipping routes between 420 ports in 150 different countries.
The private sector perspective from the Seafood Industry   
Presentation by the Union des Pêcheurs Exportateurs et Mareyeurs du Senegal, UPAMES
The private sector perspective from Fisheries   
Presentation by Groupement des Industriels et Armateurs de la Peche Maritime au Senegal (GAIPES)
The private sector perspective from Aquaculture   
Presentation by Agence Nationale de l’Aquaculture (ANA)