Training toolkit for LMMA management

The training toolkit for effective Community Conservation Area (CCA) or Locally Management Marine Area (LMMA) management was produced to strengthen CCA operations. It is the result of a scoping exercise that was carried out to determine training and technical needs for CCA management.

The scoping exercise involved a range of community participants and experts who have worked in CCA establishment in Kenya. It identified gaps in technical skills, training and developed an understanding of Kenya’s local coastal communities’ needs towards effective marine CCAs management.

The number of LMMAs in the WIO is rapidly increasing as more communities express interest in them. A training needs assessment (download the report here) revealed that the main needs for marine community conservation area management are information, and knowledge and skills on subjects that would enhance sustainability and participation.

The training toolkit provides guidance to trainers on various CCA management topics such as conflict management, sustainability, partnerships, leadership and team dynamics, and management strategies, among others. The toolkit should be used as a reference document during trainings on Locally Managed Marine Areas/ Community Conservation Areas (LMMAs/ CCAs) but should not be taken as an absolute management training guide. It should also be noted as a developing document that will evolve with time.

The toolkit can be downloaded from here