Working across sectors and stakeholder groups, the project will enhance technical and institutional capacity for Integrated Ocean Management.

Three national pilot projects will be identified and implemented on a local to national level during the course of the Mami Wata project. These pilot projects will play a central role, as they provide proofs-of-concept and learning opportunities for Integrated Ocean Management (IOM).

By working across sectors and with local stakeholder groups, the pilot projects will apply tools, methods and processes on integrating Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs), Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Marine Environment Reporting (SoME) in marine management. The pilot projects will support hands-on learning and apply practical lessons to foster a community of practice. They will also underpin national and regional level capacity developments and policy framework development, in response to regional and international commitments.

Identifying Pilot Projects

The Mami Wata project is currently identifying the three countries to implement the pilot projects. The project has received 13 national proposals from countries in the area of the Gulf of Guinea and Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystems. The Mami Wata Team and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment are currently reviewing these proposals. More information will come soon.

News from the Project

New Marine Protected Areas in the Seychelles

The government of Seychelles has recently announced the creation of new Marine Protected Areas, after a three year long public consultation within the framework of its Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Initiative.

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