Call for Applications: Enforcement and Compliance Management Course

Enforcement and Compliance Management Course for Western Indian Ocean Marine Conservation Practitioners

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Area Professional Network (WIOMPAN) is pleased to announce a regional compliance and enforcement training that will be held in April 2024 to provide marine conservation practitioners in charge of compliance and enforcement activities in MPAs and LMMA with an understanding of a wide range of strategies and opportunities to improve the value and effectiveness of their organizations’ marine conservation operations. The training is organised by WIOMSA with funding from the Blue Nature Alliance.

This training will include experience sharing, giving participants the opportunity to be a part of an engaging learning environment. The discussions and exercises will cover a variety of MPA/LMMA/OECM regulatory and environmental issues. Participants will  explore how compliance and enforcement tasks can be carried out most effectively and efficiently in order to achieve positive management outcomes while maintaining community and stakeholder trust. A critical component is developing professional competence and sharing experiences in group sessions. You will leave the training with a better understanding of the current pressures on marine resource managers, as well as a broader appreciation for potential adaptations you could make in response.

Where and when: 27 – 30 April 2024; at the Kenyan coast

Who can apply: Managers/officers and experienced staff who lead compliance and enforcement in area-based marine management systems (MPAs, LMMA etc)

 Application process: Please complete the application from the following link.  The deadline for submission of applications is 10th March 2024. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the 30th March 2024.

Download the full call for applications here.

Photo credit: Kenya Wildlife Service

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