Ocean Action Hub

HOSTS: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), the Government of France and the Government of Australia

WHEN: Weds, 26 April, 3:00 to 4:30pm

WHERE: Conference Room B, UNHQ, New York

ABOUT: This side event aims to highlight the unique challenges faced by indigenous and local communities in coastal areas. Through case studies, the event examines the roles of local communities and institutions in creation, implementation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and explores lessons learned on adaptive co-management between local communities and governments. The event considers existing models for sustainable MPA management through inclusive partnership with local and indigenous communities. Capacity building needs will be discussed. 

Please find the programme online here: Download Agenda.ConceptNote_IUCN.WCS_.France.IRD_SideEvent_26April.Indigenous_07Ap....pdf 

This event is part of the series of Knowledge Dialogues that IUCN, in partnership with WCS, will be organizing at the United Nations throughout the year. The Knowledge Dialogues are designed to stimulate discussion among UN officials and other stakeholders around key sustainable development challenges on the international agenda. 

Please RSVP with your name, affiliation, preferred email and whether you already hold a UN grounds pass to Evaline Cho (evaline.cho@iucn.org) by Monday, 17 April 2017, COB. 

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Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
Publication date: 
24/04/2017
Publication Author: 
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), the Government of France and the Government of Australia
Thematic Area: 
Marine Protected Areas
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