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Applications Open for Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The application for the Second Training Course on Community-based Restoration, Adaptation, Management and Governance Approaches for Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region: to be held at the Centre of Marine Sciences, Moana, University of Nairobi Diani, Kenya from 17 – 28th  May 2016 is now open.

This 10 day Second Training Course is jointly implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), with Annemalai University (India) and regional partners: WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wetlands International, Institute of Marine Sciences University of Dar es Salaam, Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).

The course is intended to strengthen knowledge and skills of coastal managers, academics, professionals, and institutions that work with mangroves in the WIO region and enable them to share knowledge and experiences. It aims to create a network of professionals or community of practice advocating the long-term goal of developing an agreement on ‘best management practices’ for mangrove ecosystems management and wise use. Participants need to have a Bachelors level education or comparable experience in management agency or NGO context.

To download the course brochure, which includes a list of the climate-related topics to be taught, and to apply please follow this link:

Deadline for applications:  6 March 2016