We share our learning and drive adoption of our models by building networks of thought leaders in tropical coastal conservation and development, establishing new partnerships and growing movements for change. Highlights so far include:
- Supporting the development of Mihari, Madagascar’s national network of locally managed marine areas (LMMAs).
- Organising international LMMA networking events, such as this workshop at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in South Korea, which brought together 16 LMMA representatives from across the Atantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, to share how their LMMAs were established and discuss practical ways to tackle common conservation challenges. The workshop enabled them to forge strong relationships that now underpin ongoing dialogue among LMMA communities worldwide.
- Creating a Western Indian Ocean network for sharing lessons learned in community-based aquaculture, building on a regional workshop held in Tanzania in 2013.