The Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Area Network (WIOMPAN) Learning Workshop hosted by the Marine Parks and Reserves Unit, Tanzania kicked off on 1st November and will run till 4th November in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Drawing together 80 participants and partners, marine protected area (MPA) directors, managers and rangers from the Western Indian Ocean (WIO); and organisations engaged in Community Managed Areas (LMMAs); the workshop will delve into discussions focused on marine conservation and MPA management.
Discussions from Day 1 of the workshop, facilitated by Minderoo Foundation, WCS and WIOMSA emphasised several priorities and challenges at regional, national, and site levels for management effectiveness.
Today’s discussions feature expert insights from partners such as the Swedish Agency for Water Management (SWAM) and will explore solutions and collaborative efforts to address identified challenges.
The learning workshop has been put together by WIOMPAN and WIOMSA with financial and technical support from various partners including the Minderoo Foundation, the Nairobi Convention, the IUCN, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Varuna Biodiversity, Marine Parks and Reserves Unit, and FOS.