The Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA have partnered to launch the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Managers Network (WIOMPAN) on World Oceans Day. WIOMPAN is a platform where MPA managers, community members, and scientists can collaborate, share cross-project knowledge and learning, and exchange information, experiences and resources to support management of MPAs in the WIO region.
To officially launch the Network a short video was produced with a call for action from MPA leaders. View the video here!
- capacity development opportunities via training, mentorship and professional certification (WIO-COMPAS)a forum where people can submit questions or issues they are facing, which other MPA professionals or a panel of experts can respond to;
- a marketplace where institutions or individuals donating equipment, materials and educational resources can exchange commodities;
- better understanding of current trends in MPA management;
- up-to-date research and information pertaining to MPAs;
- a members’ area to promote networking with other professionals;
- opportunities for career advancement;
- MPA Champions and WIO-COMPAS MPA Professional pages where individuals can showcase their strengths and competencies