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Our Current Trainings
- Blue Planning in Practice
- Sustainable Blue Economy
- Blue Leadership Journey
‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about’ – Margaret J. Wheatley
coastal planning and management
Read about the virtual application of BPiP here: Voices from BPiP participants by BlueSolutions
Screenshot of the first BPiP virtual workshop with COBSEA and a map of the fictitious country Bakul
Blue Leadership Journey
Sustainable Blue Economy
‘Putting sustainability at the heart of ocean management is essential for protection, production and prosperity that benefits people, nature and the economy.’ (Ocean Panel)
Current trends threaten both the environmental health and the economic vitality of the ocean. Overfishing, marine pollution, acidification and rising ocean temperatures are negatively impacting important industries including fishing and tourism, as well as the ability of coastal communities to thrive, and small island and developing states to grow sustainably.
A sustainable blue economy aims at enhancing prosperity and increasing social equity through initiatives which restore or maintain the integrity and productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems.
Healthy oceans are needed for sustainable development and we firmly believe that integrated planning and effective management of oceans and coasts are part of the solution. In a sustainable ocean economy, effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand in hand to create a triple win for people, nature and the economy.
The new training on Sustainable Blue Economy adds a set of concepts, frameworks, tools and guidance to our capacity building portfolio that supports partner countries in the journey of finding the right answers and solutions for their own context. This training combines the presentation of concepts and ideas with a series of interactive exercises in which participants apply these concepts and learn about practical tools to use within their own organizations and wider actor networks.
Our milestones from the past
Blue IES: Integrating Ecosystem Services into Marine and Coastal Development Planning
Blue CCA: Climate Change Adaptation in Marine and Coastal Areas
Conservation Finance: Financing Sustainable Management of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Worldwide training courses
The training courses have been conducted in a number of countries in Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia, both at the national and the regional level. More than 20 experienced trainers with different professional, technical and cultural backgrounds are part of the trainer pool and available for delivering the course
Voices from participants:
Who can use the materials provided?
All materials provided on this website are available free of charge. We invite institutions that are engaged in capacity building in the marine context to get in touch for further information on how to integrate the training courses into their own portfolio.
Resources are provided in the subsection of each training and include training factsheets, participant handbooks, a trainer handbook and a cookbook for conveners.