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Regional Coordination Experiences and Mechanisms: The GCLME Scenario Sub-regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points West and Central Africa Dakar, 21-23 May.

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1 Regional Coordination Experiences and Mechanisms: The GCLME Scenario Sub-regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points West and Central Africa Dakar, May 2007

2 Project Objectives 16 Project Countries Involved. IAs: UNDP/UNEP and EA: UNIDO. Duration Recover depleted fish stocks, Restore degraded habitats, Reduce land and ship-based pollution, Create an ecosystem-wide assessment and management framework for sustainable use of living and non-living resources in the GCLME, and Establish viable regional consultative and coordination mechanisms for joint actions in transboundary management of the GCLME including a Guinea Current Commission.

3 Stakeholder Coordination Invitation to countries for proposals for hosting Regional Coordination Unit Designation by countries of National Focal Points/Coordinators Request to countries to constitute and Inaugurate Cross Sectoral Inter-Ministerial Committees Constitution of Regional Steering Committee Constitution of Regional/National Scientific and Technical Task Teams Designation of Regional Activity Centres

4 Regional Coordination Mechanisms Regional Coordination Unit fully functional (entrench regional approach and cohesion) Effective Regional Steering Committee Functional Cross sectoral/Inter-Ministerial Committee Network of NGO’s / CBO’s with PPA Work Plan Regional Scientific / Technical Advisory Committees Committee of Ministers IGCC GCC 5 Regional Activity Centres (Pollution, Fisheries, Productivity, Risk Mgt, EIMS) Hubs of Technical Programmes

5 Mechanics of Institutional Sustainability Host Country Pays Location and Utilities Host Countries Support MOUs Regional Activity Centres Financial Mechanisms to be defined Donors Conference (ADB – 2008)

6 Harmonized Framework/Methodologies Standardization basis for intercomparability Achieved along 5 Module Approach – 1st Year Data Mgt: National Coastal Monitoring Emerging Data and Info Systematized and Provide Decision Support tools EIM and DS Centre is the hub Interactive – Different Layers of Control Direct Linkage to marine resource Sustainability and Human Development Goals

7 Harmonized Regulatory Framework Still Early Days 1. Fisheries – 2 Region wide cruises and Collated Info (Regional Fisheries Task Team) MSY Indications Restriction in Licensing of boats Definition of Commercial Fisheries (Target species) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Fishery Management Plans

8 Harmonized Regulatory Framework 2. Pollution and Ecosystem Health – Common Effluent Standards, Regional Spill Contingency Plan Common Effluent Standards, ESI Mapping, Regional Spill Contingency Plan 3.Mangrove First Reserve Established in South East Nigeria (Nov,2005) Angola and Cameroon in Line (Rio del Rey) 4.ICAM Decision against Habitat Destruction Zoning Restrictions to Apply Set back lines defined

9 Concluding Thoughts a) RCU/Commission Secretariat – entrench regional approach & cohesion b) Adoption of agreed Standardized approaches/methodologies & harmonized regulatory measures sustain regional cooperation c) Regional Scientific/Technical Advisory Groups provides platform for knowledge management d) NGOs/CBOs strengthen networking and outreach: enabled access to high decision makers and increased citizen involvement e) TDA/SAP process enables Cross Sectoral/Inter-ministerial participation and political support IGCC Established and acting on behalf of countries Problems Referred - Sardinella Congo - Biodiversity and Erosion Gabon - Erosion Angola - Mangrove and Pollution Mandate to Act on Behalf Data Rep (FAO) Ballast Water (IMO) GPA (UNEP) MoUs developed with NEPAD, FAO, IMO for coordination of activities

10 International Collaboration UNEP: LBA; Effluent Standards; ICAM, GRID, GFMS etc. UNDP: ICAM, Capacity Building, Investment Round Tables ; Sustainable Development Networks UNIDO: Cleaner Production; Chemicals Management, Industrial Pollution, Industrialized Fishery UNIDO/ICS: GIS, ICAM, Emerging Technologies IMO: Oil/Chemical Spill contingency planning; Ballast Water, Shipping generated pollution, ESI Mapping, Particularly Sensitive Areas (PSA), etc. FAO: Fish Trawl Surveys, Fisheries, Mangrove, Pollution, Data Management (FAO/GIS/OF/WA) IMR: Fish Trawl Surveys, Primary Productivity, Benthic Ecology IOC-UNESCO: Ocean Dynamics, Global Ocean Observing Systems, Early Warming Systems, climate Change, Pollution, Data and Information Management.

11 International Collaboration Contd NEPAD: NEPAD Environmental Action Plan AU: Ocean Dynamics, Coastal Erosion, Early Warning Systems EU: Regional Marine Data base Project (BDRM) World Bank: Investment Linkages/Mechanism, West African Gas Pipeline, Sustainable Fisheries AfDB:Environnemental Management, EIAs, Project Development, IUCN/WWF:Marine Protected Areas, Mangroves, Fisheries, Biodiversity, National Resource Management US-NOAA:LME Management, Fisheries, Governance, Socio-Economics US-Army Corps of Engineers:Coastal Erosion, Sediment Budget, Shoreline Protection Marine Institutions (Worldwide): Ecosystem Management


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