The workshop developed regional capacity to support Marine Spatial Planning training needs across the region.
The Ivorian Anti-Pollution Center (CIAPOL), a structure under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Abidjan Convention, organized from October 25-27 2021 at the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (CERAO) a workshop for the pre-validation of the report on the marine spatial plan of Grand-Bassam.
Finalizing the draft report on the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, was the objective of the workshop that brought together the 10 members of the MSP scientific team from September 27 to October 2. 2021 in Bonoua.
Two trainings have been conducted with the aim to strengthen capacities in decision-support tools for Marine Spatial Planning with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority of Ghana.
As part of the National Fortnight for the Environment and Sustainable Development (QNEDD), CIAPOL organized the official launching ceremony of the Report on the State of the Marine Environment of Côte d’Ivoire (SoME) on Wednesday June 16. 2021.
For six days, more than sixty environmental experts have conducted reflections during the workshop of inter-sectoral stakeholder consultation on the mapping of uses and on the development of different scenarios for the use of the marine and coastal space in Grand-Bassam.
International Ocean Institute – Africa Region (IOI-SA) – Ocean Governance for Africa course – online edition
During March 2021, IOI-SA, organized its yearly Ocean Governance course, this time online, due to the regulations aimed at mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benin is continuing its work towards a better integrated management of its marine and coastal area.
During the workshop, the stakeholders were trained, the mapping of uses was validated, and the matrix of conflicts of uses was created.
The workshop lays the foundation for the implementation of marine spatial planning in the country.