From South Africa to Uganda: ABALOBI, a South African app suite for small-scale fishers’ business management, is being introduced to stakeholders in the Nile perch fishery at Lake Victoria to explore Innovative Communication Technologies (ICT) for fisheries solutions during a workshop.
The Blue Solutions Initiative continues the successful cooperation with the MARISMA project in the Benguela Current region: after jointly developing the introductory video on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), the two projects have now convened a Blue Planning in Practice (BPiP) training on MSP. From 16 to 20 October 2017, 20 practitioners, academics and regional capacity development organization representatives from Angola, Namibia and South Africa participated in the BPiP training in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Group picture of the SOL participants on Robben Island
Twenty-five participants from civil society, government and business communities came together in the third meeting of the Sustainable Oceans Lab (see here for the first meeting, and background; and for the second meeting). Representing diverse multi-stakeholder initiatives in 17 countries and 6 continents, the Lab team completed a one-year social lab for innovation and leadership, seeking sustainable development solutions to common challenges in the marine and coastal. This third meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 16th to 19th February.
In the course of the Sustainable Oceans Lab, Lab members both developed their capacity to effectively lead complex change initiatives and bring diverse and divergent interests of the oceans system into dialogue, and developed new solutions to collaboratively address global oceans management challenges.