Half-a-year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, strong impacts have already been observed in the small-scale fisheries sector along the West African coast.
Identification of a new Ecologically and Biologically Significant marine Area as part of the implementation process of the Integrated Management of the Marine and Coastal Area from Abidjan to Assinie project
Côte d’Ivoire will soon have its report on the identification and description of Ecologically and Biologically Significant marine Areas at the mouth of the ABY lagoon.
Alternative livelihoods strategies and technological improvements are being suggested to reduce the pressures on mangrove forests and to improve the well-being of traditional salt producing women.
At Laboma Beach, near Accra (Ghana), the turtle laying season has given way to massive amounts of plastic waste.
Blue diamonds – The fight of local artisanal fishermen against international commercial fleets for fish in West African marine waters
In the Joal-Fadiouth Marine Protected Area in Senegal, the local fisherfolk community battles against resource depleting commercial illegal fishing.
From 3-7 February 2020, participants from Ivory Coast, Mauritania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal and Togo gathered in São Tomé for a Blue Planning in Practice (BPiP) training course.
On December 4-5 2019, the EIMCEM project team and partners gathered to assess progress on MSP, SoME Reporting, and EBSAs.
Benin continues to develop its capacity on Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Protected Areas with the support of the Ecological Monitoring Center (CSE)
From 14-17 October 2019, stakeholders involved in the management of the marine and coastal area in Benin, gathered in Cotonou for a capacity development workshop on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).
Côte d’Ivoire strengthens its capacity on the identification and description of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) process
From 9-11 October 2019 took place the training workshop on the identification and description of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) process for Côte d’Ivoire.
From 2-27 September 2019, IOI-SA, one of Mami Wata’s Centres of Expertise, organized its yearly Ocean Governance course.