In recent times governance has become a matter of increasing interest in Mediterranean affairs particularly with respect to the conservation and management of biodiversity. Although the concept of governance may have various meanings within different contexts, it is important to focus on ways and means for improving the existing prescriptive and enforcement mechanisms for environmental protection of the Mediterranean terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.
The new economic, social and political context emerging in North Africa, is offering a good opportunity to strengthen South-South and North-South technical and financial cooperation towards the development of new governance models for natural resources, optimizing conservation actions and the sustainable use of biodiversity.
In that sense, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation is organizing, on September 11th from 14.30 to 16.30 hrs, a workshop with decision makers from northern and southern Mediterranean countries, to discuss and exchange views on these issues, focusing on the following subjects:
• Main challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and natural resources conservation and sustainable use in the Mediterranean,
• Current governance patterns and the need for more adapted models on the light of the new context in northern and southern Mediterranean countries,
• The strategy to be developed to cope with those challenges and enhance natural resources governance,
• How to efficiently support collaboration between governments, NGOs, the academic sector and regional and international organizations in the Mediterranean and establish a long term partnership.
We are looking forward for your participation in this event.
Please check the Documents section, on the top left side of this webspace, to download more information about this workshop. English - French translation is available.
For any clarification or further information, kindly contact Maher Mahjoub, IUCN North Africa Programme Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org