[Coral-List] CaMPAM shares experiences with participants of IMPAC3

James Hendee jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 30 07:03:49 EDT 2013

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October 28, 2013. For immediate release.

*CaMPAM shares 15 years of experience in MPA capacity building with
participants of the 3rd International Marine Protected Area Congress**
Last week, 1500 participants from 87 nations, including marine protected
area managers, scientists, political decision-makers, representatives of
local authorities and local communities, civil society, artists and
industry executives gathered in Marseille, France to share experiences
and discuss new and better ways to advance MPA management effectiveness
and expedite the accomplishment of the Aichi targets.

The Caribbean MPA Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM), apparently the
oldest regional network and comprehensive capacity building program for
MPA managers and stakeholders in the world, participated in several
sessions as panelists and with active interventions.

In its presentation at the "Certification and standards:
professionalization"  workshop, Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, the
UNEP-CEP SPAW  program officer and founder of CaMPAM,  described the
Training of trainers program and other tools used synergistically by
CaMPAM to increase capacity of MPA managers, and fishers and other
stakeholders.  This presentation prompted a lively discussion and
interest from the participants on CaMPAM platform, as well as the lack
of college-level programs for training professional MPA managers.

After the presentation made by Mexican experts from The Nature
Conservancy ("Lessons learned from the implementation of a capacity
building program for the marine protected areas of the Gulf of
California (CAPAMP)") Georgina Bustamante (CaMPAM coordinator) expressed
her satisfaction that the CaMPAM training and networking tools
-developed by UNEP-CEP SPAW program over the last 15 years- have been
successfully adapted and emulated in other tropical marine biogeographic
regions in Latin American, in this case, the Mexican Pacific coast and
the Sea of Cortez.

For additional information, contact Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri
(avk at cep.unep.org), Dr. Georgina Bustamante (gbustamante09 at gmail.com )
and Helene Souan (helene.souan.carspaw at guadeloupe-parcnational.fr)
coordinators and director of the UNEP-CEP SPAW Subprogram, CaMPAM and
SPAW-RAC, respectively, or go to http://campam.gcfi.org/campam.php and
www.car-spaw-rac.org/?lang=en . and click here: CaMPAM and MedPAN
present jointly at IMPAC3 Regional Networks workshop

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