Reef Resilience: Building Resilience into Coral Reef Conservation
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with CORDIO and NOAA and with the support of IUCN and the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is pleased to offer a workshop for coral reef managers. We will accept coral reef managers from the countries of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, India, Egypt, Sudan, Eretria, Djibouti, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Mauritius.
Participants will learn about building resilience into reef management and the tools available for addressing the impacts of climate change. The meeting will bring together marine managers/trainers to learn and share ideas that will lead to more effective long-term coral reef management. The workshop is designed to provide an atmosphere of exchange and creative problem solving so that participants leave with a specific training plan for their locale. Resources recently developed through major international collaborations will be highlighted and distributed to participants (e.g., Resilience Toolkit, Reef Managers Guide to Bleaching, etc.). The workshop will be facilitated by regional and global experts in coral reef management.
The workshop will run for one week (Monday to Friday), June 10-14, 2013, with participants arriving on the preceding Sunday and departing the following Saturday.
Participants in the workshop will be required to participate in an online course before the June workshop, which will run for 12 weeks and will begin in January, 2013.
To enhance the workshop, participants will complete a set of interactive virtual training modules beginning in January. These electronic courses will introduce workshop participants to the concepts and background information and will include interaction with a panel of expert mentors. The workshop will focus on application of resilience-based approaches as well as presentation and facilitation skills
Workshop participants will become a special sub-group of the Resilience Practitioners Network who will receive more detailed communications than the Network at large, will be expected to actively participate in Network events and opportunities. Participants will also be required to complete one in-country resilience training or project for reef managers, colleagues or communities within six months of the workshop. Competitive funds will be available for implementation of this training, for up to US $2,000 per trainer/site.
The workshop will be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Eligible participants include marine protected area and coral reef managers and trainers from the following countries: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, India, Egypt, Sudan, Eretria, Djibouti, Madagascar, Seychelles, and Mauritius. Space is limited to 25 participants for this workshop and selection is competitive.
The Training of Trainers workshop is designed to broaden the scope and effectiveness of the Reef Resilience Partnership and Network and build capacity among reef managers to better address the impacts of climate change. After completion, participants in the workshop will be able to provide support and information to other coral reef managers working within their region, acting as critical “nodes” within the Resilience Practitioners Network, enhancing linkages among managers within a region. Participants will come away from the workshop well equipped with the training curriculum and related resources; they will also receive ongoing updates and new resources as they are available.
Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Individuals will be selected in pairs from each attending country or state when possible so that they can work together after the workshop to support reef managers in their area
The cost of airfare to and from Zanzibar, lodging and meals while in Zanzibar will be covered for all participants. All participants will be housed in double occupancy rooms. You will have the opportunity to select your roommate once all participants are confirmed.
To increase likelihood of participation, you should have submitted your application by December 14, 2012. Applications received after that date will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note: You must submit an agreement signed by you and your institution that states that you will complete a local training activity within 6 months of the Training of Trainers workshop. Applications are available by request, or download the application form on this site: Choose .pdf for printing, or .doc, which can be filled in electronically.
Over the past 8 years, The Nature Conservancy and partners have hosted trainings for over 400 reef management practitioners representing over 70 countries. These trainings were based on resilience tools from TNC and collaborators, and included site-focused activities. A major outcome of these workshops was the development of the Resilience Practitioners Network. The workshops focused on incorporation of resilience into coral reef management and planning; providing managers with practical solutions for coral reef management in the face of global change; facilitating peer-to-peer exchange between coral reef managers; and initiating a global communication forum for managers working to incorporate resilience at their sites. For a look at a previous Training of Trainers program, see the 2012 Bali Training of Trainers Workshop Manual (pdf, 5.3M).