We are pleased to announce that The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with NOAA, and with support from IUCN and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will offer a workshop for coral reef managers from the following countries: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, India and the islands of Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Egypt, Sudan, Eretria, and Djibouti.
Participants will learn about building resilience into reef management and the tools available for addressing the impacts of climate change. The meeting will bring together marine managers/trainers to learn and share ideas that will lead to more effective long-term coral reef management. The workshop is designed to provide an atmosphere of exchange and creative problem solving so that participants leave with a specific training plan for their locale. Resources recently developed through major international collaborations will be highlighted and distributed to participants (e.g., Resilience Toolkit, Reef Managers Guide to Bleaching, etc.). The workshop will be facilitated by regional and global experts in coral reef management.