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.
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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.
The SPACES project has received a supplementary grant from SwedBIO to conduct community dialogues which are aimed at providing an engagement at the community level allowing an interface between perspectives, understandings and visions from community and higher levels as informed by SPACES research. A fruitful planning meeting was held in Mombasa, Kenya from 15th to […]
The ESPA Annual Science Conference is being held in Nairobi, Kenya from the 17th to the 18th of November. Three members of the SPACES team will be presenting during the conference, Katrina Brown, Tim Daw and Caroline Abunge. Other SPACES members will also be in attendance and participating in the conference. Katrina will present her […]
The choice of poverty framework matters when assessing the contribution of ecosystem services to poverty alleviation
Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen attended the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp, Belgium 19-23 September 2016 (http://www.esconference2016.eu). The conference was organised by the Ecosystem Services Partnership (http://es-partnership.org), a worldwide network to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services. Björn gave a presentation entitled “The choice of poverty framework matters when assessing the contribution of […]
The 2015-2016 El Niño was one of the strongest on record. Worldwide, more than 60 million people were affected by floods, droughts and other weather extremes linked to the El Niño event. Coastal Kenya experienced intense flooding, including the communities of Vanga (Kwale county), where the SPACES project has worked over the past few years. […]