ICRI Regional and CPC Meeting

Jim Hendee hendee at aoml.noaa.gov
Wed May 30 13:38:22 EDT 2001

For those of you who were unable to translate the recent Word document
posting of Olof Linden, here's the announcement in ASCII:


Next ICRI Regional Workshop and CPC Meeting to be held in 
Maputo, Mozambique on November 26 - 30, 2001

The next International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Regional Workshop and
Coordination and Planning Committee (CPC) Meeting will be held in Maputo,
Mozambique on the 26th to the 30th of November, 2001. The Regional
Workshop will be focusing on the reefs of the Indian Ocean. The Workshop
and CPC Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the
CORDIO Program - Research for Management of Coral Reefs of the Indian

Experts involved in reef-related research and management in the Western
Indian Ocean  are invited to the Workshop to discuss work done, plan
future activities and prepare a series of recommendations for
consideration  by the ICRI CPC. In addition, the Third Conference of the
Parties to the Nairobi Convention will be held the following week
(December 5 - 7). The timing of the Workshop provides an excellent
opportunity for reef researchers and managers to prepare recommendations
for the Nairobi Convention Meeting. Furthermore, Country Status Reports
and Action Plans will be fed into the Second International Tropical Marine
Ecosystems Management Symposium (ITMEMS 2) scheduled to be held in the
Philippines next year, and the ICRI Report to the RIO+10 Conference.

The organization of the Workshop will be undertaken through these offices:

	Rolph Antoine Payet, Interim Coordinator 
	PO Box 677, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
	Tel: (248) 224644/225672    Fax: (248) 322945
	E-mail: rolphap at seychelles.net

	CORDIO East Africa Coordination Office
	David Obura, Regional Coordinator
	PO Box 10135, Bamburi, Mombasa, Kenya
	Tel: (254) 11 486473
	E-mail: dobura at africaonline.co.ke or dobura at hotmail.com

Rolph and David are looking for reef experts and organizations in the
region to provide inputs to the meeting. Those wishing to assist in the
Workshop should contact them. Further details will be posted on the ICRI
(www.icriforum.org) and CORDIO (www.cordio.org) websites. 

We look forward to your active participation in this very important
regional conference.

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