With its 4 823 km of coastline, Madagascar abounds in submarine wealth. It’s why A3-MADA, for the first time, launched a workshop on Blue Economy in Tuléar from 20-22th march in order to transfer knowledge and build capacity obtained by Australia Awards to all stakeholders concerned by this field : decentralized collectivities, civil societies, and local linking communities in charge of environment and social monitoring, the people involved in tourism business, marine transportation, fisherman association, Hotel and restaurant, NGO in the region.
The “blue economy” concept seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, and the preservation or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas.
During the workshop, the alumni will deal with the various topics :
– Ocean governance and sustainable fisheries
– Acquisition of basic (initial) data from coastal and marine areas, management and application in decision-making
– Blue carbon and its role in sustainable development
– Aquaculture in Madagascar: towards the development of village aquaculture
– Legal Framework for the maritime sector
– Environmental management for the marine sector