Capacity development:

Capacity development is a key factor in supporting ownership and action in the member states of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Blue Solutions initiative has therefore developed four modular and highly interactive marine training courses:

  • Blue Planning in Practice: Enabling ecosystem-based marine and coastal planning and management
  • 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 courses.

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.