Wetlands International is happy to announce that Applications are now open for the SECOND TRAINING COURSE ON MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS OF THE THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN REGION to be held at the Centre of Marine Sciences, Moana, University of Nairobi Diani, Kenya from 17 – 28th May 2016.
The first course, supported by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA) through its Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme, was successfully held in Kenya in 2013 and supported 24 participants from the WIO region (http://inweh.unu.edu/mangrove-wio-region/).
This 10 day Second Training Course, again supported by WIOMSA-MASMA, is jointly implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), with Annemalai University (India) and regional partners: WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI),Wetlands International, The Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).
Mangrove forests provide an array of ecosystem goods and services which support the livelihoods of millions of people in the WIO region. The course is intended to strengthen the knowledge and skills of coastal managers, academics, professionals, and institutions that work with mangroves and enable them to share knowledge and experiences. It also aims to create a network of professionals or community of practice advocating the long-term goal of developing an agreement on ‘best management practices’ for mangrove ecosystems management and wise use. Participants should have a Bachelors level education or comparable experience in management agency or NGO context.
For more information and to apply please follow this link to the UNU INWEH course website: http://inweh.unu.edu/regional-mangroves-course/
Deadline for applications: 6 March 2016