International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region

  • April 12, 2016


The Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam together with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), the University of Nairobi, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the Western Indian Ocean Mangrove Network (WIO-MN), Wetlands International, Annamalai University (India), Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI) are pleased to announce the ‘2nd International Training Course on Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean’ that will be held at the University of Nairobi’s Centre of Marine Sciences (Moana), Diani Beach, Kenya from 17 – 28th May, 2016.

This 10 days training course will include lecture sessions, group discussions and fieldwork. The following broad thematic areas will be covered: community-based restoration, adaptations, integrated management, and governance approaches for mangrove ecosystems, with special reference to the Western Indian Ocean region.

Similar to the 1st course in 2013, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA) through its Marine Science for Management (MASMA) programme will support this 2nd edition of the course.

For further information and to download the course brochure and the application form please follow this link:

Deadline for Applications:  20 March 2016