The Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services project (SPACES) is supported by the UK Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) program to study the relationship between coastal ecosystems in Kenya and Mozambique and the wellbeing of poor people living along the coast. The project started in September 2013.

Dominique D’Emille, a research assistant at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane summarizes the SPACES project.
(Video in Portuguese. Click on the cc/subtitles box at the bottom of the video for English subtitles)

UK Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)

SPACES is a collaboration between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Exeter University, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Kenya Forestry Institute (KEFRI), Eduardo Mondlane University, and a number of other institutions in Kenya, Mozambique, UK and North America. In Kenya SPACES will collaborate with KCDP, Kenya Fisheries Department, UNDP, UNEP, local beach management units (BMUs) and community forestry associations (CFAs) and local and regional government.

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Working on the virtual fisheries of Kenya and Mozambique – From Vancouver, Canada!

Mr. Johnstone Omukoto Omuhaya, a research scientist at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and a member of the SPACES team reports on his visit to the University of British Columbia that was part of bringing together the team working on the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) models. Mr. Johnstone …
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ESPA 2016 Annual Science conference

Start Date/Time: 09.00, 17 November 2016 End Date/Time: 17.30, 18 November 2016 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Location address: The Safari Park Hotel - P.O Box 45038 A2, Nairobi City, Kenya This year’s Annual Science Conference will focus on synthesising learning across projects to answer the ‘big questions’ ESPA was established to address: How do ecosystem services influence human well-being in different ecosystems …
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SPACES research presented at WIOMSA symposium in South Africa

SPACES team members presented research at the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association symposium http://www.wiomsa.org/ in October 2016. Seven presentations and five posters presented SPACES research from across the project including mangrove and coral reef ecology, fisheries monitoring, value-chain analysis, household economics, wellbeing research, participatory scenarios and conceptualisations of ecosystem …
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SPACES team meeting in Durban, South Africa

SPACES team members from Kenya, Mozambique, Sweden, UK and Canada met in Durban prior to the WIOMSA conference to share results, discuss analysis and publications and project communications and impact.
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Report from the second round of major SPACES stakeholder workshops are posted on the website.

The workshops “Using the future to make better decisions in the present” were held in Diani, Kenya and Pemba, Mozambique in September 2015. Participants included experts in poverty alleviation and sustainable resource management from government, community organizations, non-governmental organizations and conservation and education sectors in coastal Kenya. The workshop revisited …
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