Capacity Building For Mangrove Assessment Restoration And Valuation In East Africa

Nov 1, 2009

In collaboration with the Universities of Napier, Bangor and Edinburgh in the UK and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Ecometrica was involved in the training of three KMFRI employees from Kenya in Edinburgh, in mapping using remote sensing, GIS and stakeholder participation. We also carried out a 5 day training course for 17 individuals with participants from Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. Ecometrica’s role was to provide the CAMARV project team with the technical requirements necessary for developing PES projects, including appropriate facilitation and field techniques. The project aims to build sustainable networks between Northern and Southern institutions for the management of natural resources to support Ecosystem Services and contribute to the alleviation of poverty. The overall aim of the project is to develop the tools, datasets and network needed to alleviate pressure on mangroves through payments for ecosystem services in East Africa.

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