New initiatives to strengthen conservation efforts and management of coastal and marine resources in West Africa

Held from 25 to 29 November 2013 in Dakar, Senegal, the 7th edition of the Regional Coastal and Marine Forum proposed several new initiatives. Organised by the Regional Marine and Coastal Partnership (PRCM ), this edition has been articulated through several thematic workshops. Under the supervision of the coordination unit based in Nouakchott, it was attended by about 200 people from different colleges or groupings that drive the PRCM. These colleges are: research centers, national and international institutions, national and international NGOs, socio-professional organisations, the private sector (fishing, tourism, oil, as well as financial partners). The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) also took part. The central theme this year was "Investing in marine and coastal conservation for the well being of the people". Read more.