October 06, 2017
Members of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be participating in the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)-Caribbean Regional Workshop entitled “GCRMN-Caribbean Capacity Building for Coral Reef and Human Dimensions Monitoring within the Wider Caribbean.” The Workshop will be held at the Port Royal Marine Laboratory, The University of West Indies, from October 10 - 14, 2017.
The Workshop, which will be opened by an official of the United Nations Environment Cartagena Convention Secretariat, based in Kingston, Jamaica, aims to build capacity for improving coral reef monitoring and improve regional cooperation and information sharing across the region. The training will be divided into two main components: the current status and future trends for coral reefs in the Caribbean and the social and economic value of coral reefs to improve their future management and decisions on the use of coastal areas.
The Workshop will also create awareness to the importance of coral reef conservation to the fisheries and tourism sectors in Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean region.
Other participants are from the University of the West Indies and Cuba, while the facilitators are from Guadeloupe and Barbados.