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CATS 2 - Congratulations - Five Successful National LOF-SAP Conferences for Sustainable Management of MMAs

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... what a title National Policy Conferences on the Strategic Action Plans for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas In short: National SAP-LOF Conferences.

  1. Saint Kitts and Nevis - 14th April 2015
  2. Dominica - 30th April 2015
  3. 7th May 2015 - Grenada
  4. Saint Lucia - 12th May 2015
  5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 19th May 2015

As a crucial step in the process towards developing, consolidating and improving the National Legal and Organisational Frameworks (LOF) for Sustainable MMA Management, CATS 2 is supported all Countries in the development of Strategic Action Plans (SAP-LOF) of necessary and prioritised action. These draft SAP-LOF, which were  developed with CATS 2 assistance in interministerial working groups in all Countries before the Conferences. They were then validated during the National Policy-level Conferences. One of the overall objectives of CATS 2 assisted activities and projects, including these conferences is the improvement and consolidation of a national MMA legal and organisational framework for sustainable MMA management.

The SAP-LOF documents are currently under final review after the conference inputs and will after validation by Governments be published (here on this website).

Conference Objectives / Outputs

  1. Priority Legal and Organisational Framework Reform/ Improvement Actions translated into
  2. Strategic Action Plan for the Improvement of the National Legal and Organisational Framework (SAP-LOF) for the Sustainable Management of Marine Managed Areas (MMA/MPA)
  3. Parts of the event will be (media) recorded and published

Participants

  • Government Policy Level: Permanent Secretaries from all Government Line Agencies related to/ involved in the Management of Marine Areas, i.e. Marine Managed Areas (MMA) and Marine Protected Areas (MPA)
  • Government Senior Technical Level: Department Heads and Directors from all Government Line Agencies related to/ involved in the Management of Marine Areas
  • Private Sector Representatives
  • Members of the National CATS 2 Project Implementation Team (PIT)
  • Staff and Personnel from the Focus MMA/MPA of CATS 2 in the Country
  • Representatives from other Coastal, Marine, MMA and/or ICZM Programmes and Organisations in the Country
  • Representatives from both, concerned coastal and hinterland communities
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