The object of this study is the identification and description of the marine area of the mouth of the Aby lagoon as a new marine area of ecological and biological importance (Zieb) to be subject to the Convention on biological diversity (CDB).
The continental shelf west of Cape Three Points in Ghana is an area that has been identified as having prevailing favourable oceanographic conditions such as right temperature, salinity and nutrient-rich upwelling waters suitable for high productivity of fish food (phyto- and zooplankton).
The IUCN Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) project, is using local knowledge to reforest areas, restore degraded lands and regulate natural resource use in the protected area.
Côte d’Ivoire has launched its pilot project on the integrated management of the marine and coastal area from Abidjan to Assinie (GIAMAA).
On May 2 2019, the Ivorian Center for Antipollution (CIAPOL) under the supervision of the Ivorian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, has launched the GIAMAA project in Grand Bassam.
This document describes the general approach for the development of marine assessments or State of the Marine Environment reporting (SoME) under the Mami Wata project. The methodology follows the structure and approach described in the Integrated Environmental Assessment Training Manual (UNEP/IISD 2009) and offers, depending on availability of data and information, different options to develop…
This document is intended as a guide to assist countries of the Abidjan Convention to establishing a Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) process. The guide provides practical advice on the activities and series of steps required to run a successful MSP process. It also frames MSP as part of an ongoing management cycle, and uses examples…
This document makes available to the signatory countries of the Abidjan Convention a guide to understand the process of describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs) and helps them initiate an EBSA process. The document describes in detail the process of identifying and describing EBSAs based on the CBD reference documents, but also on…
On 16 and 19 February 2019, the Mami Wata project organized two workshops gathering government officials, experts and researchers on Marine Spatial Planning.
On February 13 2019, the Mami Wata Project team met with national project partners and discussed initiatives that could be replicated in other Abidjan Convention countries.
Ecosystem-based approach to an Integrated Marine and Coastal Environment Management Pilot Project inception workshop in Ghana
The inception workshop for the Ecosystem-based approach to an Integrated Marine and Coastal Environment Management Pilot Project found place last week in Amansaman, Ghana.