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 services. The presentations can be accessed here http://www.espa-spaces.org/resources/publications/
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.
[:en]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 scenarios from previous workshops and aimed to:
1) Engage stakeholders in the findings from the SPACES project.
2) Explore how human well-being and ecosystem health might change in different future scenarios.
3) Identify interventions for poverty alleviation and sustainable ecosystem management and explore how they would work under different scenarios and
4) Identify existing initiatives (“seeds”) that could change the course of the scenarios.
See the workshop report here http://www.espa-spaces.org/?p=44